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

We delivered 11 quilts to CASA this past month.  Also donated a quilt for the annual fundraiser/raffle for People First.  Thanks to everyone who brought quilts, quilt tops, batting, and/or fabric to help us support our cause.

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 Powell
President's Challenges

​​Fall Challenge: Quilt a Tu​​n​e

Some of you may know that I am a musician, and music has played such an important role in my life!  I would love to see your creative ideas to represent a specific song that has importance to you.  I'm a country girl, so I have so many songs I love that my Dad taught me when I was little, such as "You are my Sunshine," "Wildwood Flower," "Wabash Cannonball," etc.  Now think of your own song and design a table topper, wall hanging or a quilt.  Be sure to include an explanation of your song when you display it at our November meeting.  Have fun as you QUILT A TUNE!

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 both challenges based on viewer voting at the November and May meetings.

Holiday Celebration at the November Meeting

Due to COVID we will have the November Gift Exchange at the January meeting.  This year, we will exchange beautifully adorned tea towels at our gift exchange.  

Membership/Raffles

The Accuquilt GO, along with 2 $50 gift certificates, will be given away at the January meeting.  The raffle tickets for these items can be purchased at each meeting for $1 at the membership table.  They were to be given away at the May meeting but we were unable to.