The Prairie Pioneer Quilters were organized in August of 1986 to encourage an appreciation 
of the art of quilting by providing educational meetings, travel, fellowship and the promotion
 of a variety of quilting activities.  

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, August through May (except December).  

St. Leo's Catholic Church
2410 South Blaine Street
Grand Island, NE
Prairie Pioneer Quilters
Grand Island, Nebraska
   2019 - 2020 PPQG Officers / Committee Chairs:

   President: Shirley Walgren
   Vice President: Janice Stuhmer
   Secretary:  Janet Kosmicki
   Treasurer:  Natalie Meyer
   Treasurer's Assistant:  Libby Mader
   Parlamentarian:  Missy Lemons
   Membership:  Anita Polansky, Judy Brott, Debbie Krugman
                          Carol Phillips, Teri Maloy
   Librarian:  Donnise Larsen 
   Historian:  Beth Engler
   Programs:  Nancy Cramer and Kaye Mattson
   Courtesy:  Sandra Towne
   Publicity:   LInda Lesiak
   Newsletter:  Penni Jensen
   Community Projects: Susie Powell
​   Website:  Vicki Bartels
Next Meeting: 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Potato Bar
6:15 p.m.


Arlen Brown from Hastings will present his program entitled 
"Quilts for a Man's Point of View".  

He and his wife, Sue, own Calico Cottage, the quilt shop in Hastings.  Arlen often enters his quilts at the state fair and is a regular white glove volunteer at the fair as well. 
2019 - 2020 Calendar

March 7:  Spring Fundraiser at Heartland Lutheran High School.
                Will be a brunch, need volunteers, more info to come.

March 12:  Bonnie Kucera from Martell, NE.  
                    "Field of Dreams - the Story."  
                    Friday, March 13: Field of Dreams workshop, an easy to make                     scrap quilt at Quality Sew & Vac

April 2:  Gretchen Barclay from Scandia, KS.
                "What Not to Quilt" Trunk Show.  
                Note:  change of date and place.  Meeting will be at Grace                 Lutheran Church, 545 Memorial Drive in Grand Island.

May 14:  Barb Blincow from Hebron, NE.
                "Accepting the Challenge"
                Day Class: 4-Patch Scramble at Quality Sew & Vac
                "The Whole Shebang" Challenge Due

Fat Quarter Lotto for February
We all love fabric. And free fabric is even better! At each of our monthly meetings, for those who are interested in participating: bring one or more fat quarters and receive a ticket for each. Winners will be drawn and announced at each meeting.

National Quilting Day

The 11th annual National Quilting Day event at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln will be held Saturday, March 21 from 9 - 4.  
This FREE community event for all ages includes free museum admission, demonstrations, lectures, displays, and access to the current exhibitions.  

More information can be found on their website:  

Spring Fling Brunch Quilt Display
Hello everyone ! The fund raiser is coming up fast and it is time for us to start collecting quilts to display in the gym.

As of right now, we have unlimited space, so please feel free to bring as many as you would like. I would like to start collecting them at the February meeting. They will be tagged and logged. I will have informational cards so you can put a little history or story on your quilt for display.

We will be hanging the quilts early Saturday morning, March 7th, the day of the fund raiser brunch. We will not be accepting any drop-offs that morning.

This month’s meeting is our last before the fund raiser brunch. I’m hoping to get a fairly accurate count of how many quilts we have to hang, in considerations of peoples schedules, number of racks needed, and because of the limited amount of time we have to hang them.

If you want to contribute to the display but are not able to get your quilt(s) to the February meeting, you can give your quilt(s) to any of the “safety pin” or “pin cushions” display committee or we can try to arrange a pick up of your quilt(s).

Looking forward to seeing everybody there !!

Tina Johnson
Spring Brunch Hostess Information

Thanks to all of those who have signed up to be table hostesses for the spring fundraiser brunch. 

Currently we have 15 hostesses and would like at least 5 more. You can sign up at the February meeting or email me at or text me at 308-390- 5401. All you need to provide is the centerpiece. Table cloths, plates, silverware, and cups will be provided. If you
have questions, please let me know.

If each member can buy a ticket and sell one additional ticket, our spring fundraiser will be a success. Contact Shirley Wahlgren for tickets.

If you have a quilt block symbol by your name, I will be contacting you to help with putting table cloths, silverware, etc. on the tables the morning of the brunch. We are hoping to get students to set up and take down tables and chairs.

Thanks in advance.

Marilyn Fox
Table Hostess Chair
March Workshop
Bonnie Kucera will be teaching a workshop called Field of Dreams on Friday, March 13th at Quality Sew and Vac. Bonnie says “if you love to play with fabric and create
something that is insanely easy, this is the class for you!

In the class you will be making a wall hanging of 5 blocks which can be turned into a bed size quilt by just keeping on making more blocks. The choice is yours! The class is from 9 am to 3:30pm and the cost is $30.
Please see Kaye Mattson at the Febr. Meeting to sign up. It’s going to be lots of fun.  

MMQ announces seminar registration

Midwest Machine Quilters – MMQ- welcomes Julia Quiltoff, of Kansas City, on Saturday, April 4th, 2020 at the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, NE. The seminar is from 9:00-4:00pm.

Her topics are: Borders out of Nowhere, Quilt that Shape and Break the Space.

Registration will begin the end of January on Facebook