OLAQ is a charitable organization consisting of 40 standard and seven associate members.
The group started in 2000 with just a few friends who met regularly to socialize and share their love of quilting. It quickly
grew to over 40 members and, in 2004, we decided to become a more organized guild. We elected officers, assigned
committees and focused our monthly meetings on expanding our quilting abilities.
In 2006, we were granted 501(c)(3) status.
In 2007, we founded Quilting with Machines, A Learning Experience. For 3 days in the fall of 2007, the event featured
classes that focused on longarm quilting to over 100 attendees. We also had a vendors mall and an evening banquet.
OLAQ hosted the event again in the fall of 2008, then QWM was sold to 4 OLAQ members. The annual event has
continues grown much larger and now offers a quilt show.
Currently, our goal is to share ideas and techniques for quilting, especially on a longarm quilting machine, and to expand
our knowledge of the craft. All of us own (or co-own) a longarm machine. Our members range from hobbyists to
professional quilters and many are teachers, authors and quilt business owners. We raise money through fund raising
efforts to provide educational opportunities to our members, provide grants to quilters in the community to attend an
annual quilting seminar and to sponsor machine quilting categories in Ohio quilt shows.
The quilts made by our members encompass everything from traditional to contemporary and are in every size
imaginable. This side features a quilt gallery page for every member to show off their work.