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.
We are disappointed to announce that we are CANCELING this year's OQS Festival due to concerns and restrictions with the Coronavirus situation. Upon considering the ages, health status, travel distances, size of crowd, safety of our quilters, teachers and vendors, and reviewing the information and mandates of the government and health officials, our board members decided this was in the best interest of all concerned. Thank you for your amazing support of Ogallala Quilters Society. Mark your calendar for next year's festival April 9 - 10, 2021!
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.
Featured Teacher: Marti Michell
Our 2020 Catalog is now available! Visit your local quilt shops to get your copy or download it here!
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.
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.
Wednesday, March 18
Class registration deadline
Deadline for reserving meal tickets for Thursday Night Awards Dinner and Fantastic Friday Night Dinner
See Registration Form for meals and classes
Tuesday, March 31, 9 AM
Quilts due at Dimmitt High School Activity Center
by 9 AM
Live and silent auction donations due at Dimmitt High School Activity Center by 9 AM
Saturday, April 4
Quilt pick up begins at 6:30 PM at Dimmitt High School Activity Center or check with your drop-off locations for their dates and times
"Everyone should enter quilt shows, even if you've only started quilting. Because when someone takes their neighbor into a quilt show, the quilt that will talk that neighbor into starting quilting is not a Baltimore Album that took 7 years to make. It's going to be the little simple baby quilt that is done with 4 squares and they'll think "I can do that! I could make one for my daughter's baby!" That will pull people into quilting and if we don't have those quilts in the shows, quilting will just fade out."
Quote from Jenny Bowker on "The Quilt Show" - After Set Episode 1804
Festival Classes that are Full
Thursday: Kaleidoscope Creations with Marti Michell
Friday: Mystery Quilt with Marti Michell
Marti's Saturday Class "Short Cuts, Top Tips & Secrets" is filling fast! Check out our great regional teacher classes too. Get your registration form in soon!
Be aware that there is on-going road work in Dimmitt. Watch for road signs directing traffic into the correct lanes. Please allow extra time to arrive at your location!
Registration Form for Classes & Meals
The deadline is fast approaching to register for Festival classes, Thursday night Awards Dinner and Fantastic Friday night with Marti Michell. Get your registration form here!
Baby Lock sewing machines will be provided for all of Marti Michell's classes by The Sewing Studio of Lubbock, Texas! Thank you, Natalie!