Ogallala Quilter's Society
Ogallala Quilter's Society is excited to be planning our 25th Quilt Festival!
Check back often as details will be published here as they become available.
menswear company in New York City brought her to the US, and she has been here ever since. Julia discovered quilt making on travels through the small Amish towns of Pennsylvania. Some of the first quilts she made were for her young children.
Since 2016, Julia has specialized in making silk quilts, sourcing her fabrics from neckties, clothing and furnishing fabrics. She has a passion for reuse and recycling, which leads her to rescue vintage blocks and textiles. These reclaimed fabrics become the starting point for her quilt designs.
Julia McLeod is an international award-winning quilt maker living and working in Northern California, just east of San Francisco.
Born and raised in England, Julia worked as a textile designer in the woolen and worsted mills of Yorkshirt and Scotland before taking a job with a luxury tailoring company on London's Savile Row. A design position at a
2023 Featured Teacher
Our 2023 OQS Festival Catalog is available for pickup at many of our area quilt stores. You will can also download and print a copy here!
2023 Show Judge
Nancy started sewing when she was a small child and has been quilting since about 1982. After taking that first quilting class, she just couldn't stop taking more and more classes and making more and more quilts and quilt tops. Nancy says she can't pick a favorite quilt technique or quilting specialty because she loves them all!
She is an NACQJ Certified Quilt Judge who has judged local, regional, and international quilt shows. She also teaches and lectures on various quilting topics. Not content to stay idle during the pandemic, Nancy made more than 3,000 face masks for friends, family, and Operation Bandana New Mexico and now has a giant pile of leftover fabric. Coincidentally, for the last year or so, she has enthusiastically embraced the art of scrap quilting, though it has yet to significantly reduce the giant pile of scraps.
Julia is teaching two all day classes at Ogallala Quilt Festival 2023.
Starting with Silk will be Thursday, March 30, 2023, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.
Piecing the Pineapple will be Friday, March 31, 2023, 8:30 AM - 4:40 PM.
Both classes have prework, including how to deconstruct silk ties and adding fusible interfacing. Julia has videos to make this prework go smoothly.
Did you know that our upcoming 25th OQS Quilt Festival is all put together with volunteer work? It takes a LOT of work in planning and executing our quilt show and we can really use YOUR help! There are jobs of every kind that you can volunteer for throughout the week, starting on Tuesday, March 28 when we hang the quilts through Saturday, April 1 when we take them back down. If you volunteer for 2 hours, you will receive one of the 2023 Limited Edition OQS Volunteer Pins!
Contact Joyce Snow at 432-223-8809 or firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer !
2023 Festival Information
Catalog Correction: The supply list for "Scrappy Trip with Nathalie Neill (St-306) should read 252 - 2 1/2" x 16" strips (for entire quilt).
Chandelier Quilt with Nathalie Neill Fr-203