Ogallala Quilter's Society
Ogallala Quilter's Society is a nonprofit educational, non-discriminatory organization founded in 1997 to foster high standards of design, color and workmanship in quilting; teach the art of quilting; and preserve our quilting heritage.
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2019 Best of Show and Best Machine Quilting - Stationary
"Mary's Caswell" Made by Mary Steinhauer
Pattern by Carliss Searcy "The Caswell Carpet"
Marti Michell, the 2004 Silver Star Honoree at the Houston International Quilt Festival, is often introduced as a pioneer in the current quilt revival. In fact, in 1972 when Marti and her husband Richard started Yours Truly, Inc., a patchwork kit company, there was no quilt industry.
Since then, she has contributed in almost every capacity. Whether she is participating as a teacher, quilter, author, publisher, manufacturer, designer, consultant, judge or quilt collector, her enthusiasm for and love of quilting is always evident.
The 2004 Silver Star is a prestigious "lifetime achievement" award. In 1991, she also received the first Michael Kile award given for commitment to creativity and excellence in the quilting industry. Since 1995, the Michells have manufactured the From Marti Michell line of acrylic templates and specialty rulers for rotary cutting.
Marti lives in Atlanta, Georgia but was born and raised in Iowa. She received a BS in Textiles and Clothing and Home Ec Journalism from Iowa State University.
At latest count, over 1.5 million books authored by Marti have been sold. Furthermore, her influence in the quilting industry is enormous. During the Yours Truly years, 1972-1985, Marti "discovered" and she and Richard published and promoted into early prominence, quiltmaker/author/teacher personalities such as Mary Ellen Hopkins, Liz Porter, Marianne Fons, Harriet Hargrave, Susan McKelvey, Jean Wells, and Cheryl Bradkin.
Marti offers a variety of lectures and classes that focus primarily on quilt making techniques, along with some classes on making specific quilts. Marti brings Perfect Patchwork templates for use in class.
Featured Teacher: Marti Michell