Beginning in 1985, organizational meetings were held in Oklahoma City, Ponca City, and Claremore to establish a guild for quilters across the state of Oklahoma. On March 18, 1986, the first general meeting of the now Oklahoma Quilters' State Organization was held in Oklahoma City. One hundred twenty-five attended and over fifty quilts were displayed.
In September of '86 one hundred sixty-three quilters gathered at the Fin and Feather Resort in Gore, Oklahoma for a Fall retreat. The three-day event proved a great success and will be offered annually to OQSO members. Each and every retreat has proved to be further successful, with increasing participation.
By June, 1987, Oklahoma Quilters had been granted tax exempt status and built its membership roll to over 350 members. Any individual interested in the art of quilting is eligible for membership. We invite you to join us.
To find out more about our next retreat, see our Home page for the dates of our upcoming retreat. There are classes for every skill level.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us!
OQSO BYLAWS: Click for the OQSO Bylaws document.
INTERESTED IN ATTENDING AN OQSO RETREAT
OQSO holds two retreats each year featuring national and local teachers. The national featured teachers in the past have been Jane Sassaman, Karen Combs, Ellen Anne Eddy, Elsie Campbell, Peggy Barkle, Marsha McCloskey, Flavin Glover, and Debbie Caffrey.
The spring retreat is held on the 4th Friday in March at Sequoyah Lodge, (formerly Western Hills Guest Lodge) in Wagoner, OK.
The fall retreat is held on the 3rd Friday in September at Lake Murray Lodge in Ardmore, OK.
Each retreat features classes of all skill levels. There are classes, contests, block lotteries, door prizes, and free sewing areas.
There is one business meeting where we share event happenings in OK. We also share the triumphs of our membership.
The membership fee is $15 a calendar year (Jan - Dec), only paid if attending a retreat. Registration fee is $30.00 per retreat.
Class fees are $15.00 for a half day class, $25.00 - $35.00 for a full day class. National teacher class fees are $45.00 for a full day class.
The OQSO newsletter is sent via e-mail twice a year. The newsletter will be on this website in early January for spring retreat and early August for fall retreat.
OQSO SPRING NEWSLETTER COMING FEBRUARY 2018
Projects from Jan Holzbauer's class