Guild Events
Prairie Pioneer Quilters
Grand Island, Nebraska
Community Projects
The suggested sized for community projects quilts:

Baby: 36x45 or larger...cotton batting only...
         Fabric must be no more than 5 years old.
Children:  46x60 or larger...cotton batting only...
         Fabric must be no more than 5 years old.
Adult:  60x80 or larger...cotton or polyester batting.  
         No restrictions on age of fabric.

We appreciate all the caring quilters who share their love and talents with the children in need in our community. 

Susie Powell

Save Your Scraps
Collect your scraps to help the Humane Society of Kearney. Mary Lothrop has volunteered to sew the scraps into old pillow cases to make beds for the animals of the shelter. Please bring a baggie of scraps to our meeting.

Community Quilts

19 more quilts were delivered to Heartland CASA.  Our donations are extremely important to their cause and they thanked us for the beautiful quilts and continues support.

Thank you to all those who have contributed fabric, batting, finished quilts and tops this year and/or put us in touch with those who had donations for the community projects.  We are making a difference in many ways!

Special thanks to:
    Julie Lechner for donating so many finished quilts
    Susie Vollmer for bringing new quilt tops to each meeting
    Kay Knowles for quilting and finishing many tops
    Kawne Brooks for keeping me supplies with PPQG labels
    
Each year, we challenge our members to donate at least one quilt for distribution into the local community.  This is a voluntary program that has produced hundreds of quilts given to organizations such as Salvation Army, Hope Harbor, Toys for Tots, Fort Robinson State park, CASA, and the Juvenile Detention Center in Madison, NE.  During our 2019-2020 "quilt year" our guild members generously donated 30 quilts to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), for their Cases For CASA Kids Program, 2 quilts for Christmas for Veterans, and 1 quilt donated annually for People First Nebraska.

We will continue to focus on delivering quilts to Cases for CASA Kids Program.  Any size quilts is useful for their program, from infants to teens.  We have members who will do the quilting and binding if you prefer to donate just the completed top.  Each and every item received is appreciated.  We continue to make a difference in our community, one quilt at a time.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY.

If you have questions, please let me know.

Susie and Kay
President's Challenges

Spring Challenge: Show Off Your Curves

For the spring challenge, I want you to "Show Off Your Curves!"  As women (and even men) of all shapes and sizes, we all have curvy parts.  Hoping this is a fun project for you to show us your best curved piecing! For this project, it should be no smaller than 36" x 36".  Challenge yourself with something new or perfect a technique you've tried before, and SHOW OFF YOUR CURVES at our May meeting. 

​Prizes will be awarded for the spring challenge based on viewer voting at the May meeting.

PPQG Programing Notes

At our May meeting, Suzanne Milbourn, an award-winning State Fair quilter and her sister, Carmen Ostrander will have a trunk show and talk with the group about what it takes to make a great entry for the fair at the month's meeting.

When we reconvene in August, we will have Kelly Lautenbach from the Omaha and the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guilds.  She will be doing a class for us on Posh Santa, which uses the Quick Curves Mini Ruler.  Cost of the class will $25. Participants will need a pattern and the Quick Curves Mini Ruler.  

Sign ups will be at the May meeting because we will hit the road running with her class on August 12.  See Sandi or Natalie to sign up.

We are excited to announce that Sherri McConnel from A Quilting Life will be joining us this fall!  Sherri has the number one quilting blog in the country, as well as a podcast with her daughter Chelsea.  She designs patterns, fabrics for Moda, and has written several books!  For more information about Sherri, check out: aquiltinglife.com.  

Sandi and Natalie