CELEBRATING THE NOBLE FOUNDERS AND PRINCIPLES OF OMEGA PSI PHI
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated was founded in 1911 on the campus of Howard University by four extraordinary young men with a purpose to attract and build a strong and effective force of handsome men dedicated to the cardinal principles of manhood scholarship perseverance and uplift.
I’m excited to share with you THE OMEGA QUILT commissioned by 41st Grand Basileus, Dr. David Marion. As a proud member of the Divine Nine, I designed this Special Edition Gift Quilt exclusively for the men of Omega Psi Phi just in time for the 83rd Grand Conclave held in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Omega Quilt A Special Edition Gift Quilt
Commemorating the brotherhood of the men of Omega Psi Phi, this double-sided quilt is a soft, usable keepsake. A timeless gift for self or others that can be passed down from generation to generation.
On the evening of November 17, 1911, three undergraduates — Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman joined by their faculty adviser, Ernest Everett Just founded the purpose of Omega. Inspired by representing their visionary youth and the beloved cardinal principles that inspire Omega men globally today, I chose to encompass them within the Omega. I made sure to include embroidered touches everywhere – framing the Omega symbol and each of the cardinal principles. To make the quilt extra special I highlighted each founder’s name, skin and dignified attire.
I’m proud to share 10% that of the proceeds from this quilt will go to the Fraternity to further their mission and purpose.
- Double-sided design
- Pre-washed, supersoft, luxe cotton voile
- Lightweight for year-round use, ideal for warm or cool temperatures.
- Embroidered touches with reversible design.
- Quality materials that are easy to care for.
- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated Special Edition, gift-ready packaging.
NOTE: Please note that this is a special edition quilt. THERE IS A LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE TO SHIP OCTOBER 2022. ONCE THOSE ARE SOLD PREORDERED QUILTS WILL BE DELIVERED DECEMBER 2022 (not guaranteed for Christmas, but possible). Ordering as soon as possible is advised to ensure you will receive a quilt as soon as it is in stock. Once quilts are in stock, they will ship within 24 hours. FREE GROUND SHIPPING on all orders. Overnight and 2-Day options are available.
A QUILT TO FORTIFY YOUR JOURNEY
So much of who we are as people of African descent has been passed down from generation to generation. My grandmother taught me to quilt the traditional way when I was 21. Ever since, I have been evolving into the textile artist I am today.
Quilts can heal, inspire, comfort, and share generational stories.
I created my line of gift quilts to touch more people. They are for those quiet moments when we do the hard work of dreaming, reflecting, healing, deciding, and motivating ourselves. I want to support people through the emotional journeys of life while making it easy to give a truly meaningful gift that warms the body and fortifies the spirit.
A Message from 41st Grand Basileus, Dr. David Marion
“As a Brotherhood of next-level thinkers, scholars, and leaders, our beloved Fraternity continues to be a source of pride for generations of Omega men. To commemorate the many historical milestones of Omega, I present to you
THE OMEGA QUILT highlighting each of our noble Founders and the principles we each strive to emulate in our daily lives.
I thank Kim Newton for her diligence in creating and sharing this keepsake quilt that highlights Omega’s standing as a world-class organization for Black men worldwide.”
TO THE MEN OF OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INCORPORATED
As a proud active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated I know the undeniable power of sisterly and fraternal bonds. To my Divine Nine brothers, this is my first men’s quilt and I am proud to celebrate your brotherhood.
As I observe the men of Omega, I see striving not only honor the cardinal principles but live them. Manhood – as responsible and giving husbands, fathers, sons and brothers; Scholarship – as educated men who contribute as Ministers, Entrepreneurs, CEOs, Politicians, Doctors, Lawyers, Inventors and more; Perseverance – as Black men having to not only endure but thrive in environments that are not always accommodating; Uplift – doing it all with a spirit of lifting as you climb.
When 41st Grand Basileus Dr. David Marion shared with me the importance of creating a quality piece of memorabilia that honored the founders and principles in a way that would be cherished for generations to come, I wanted to do my best to deliver.
I want to personally thank him and the men of Omega Psi Phi for such an amazing opportunity.
Coleman Love A Special Edition Gift Quilt for the Ladies Of Delta Sigma Theta
One of the founders of Omega Psi Phi, Professor Frank Coleman, while a student at Howard University, dated and later married, Edna Brown Coleman, one of the founders of Delta Sigma Theta, and thus the beginning of the bond between Omegas and Deltas. Referred to as Coleman Love, this tradition of Brotherly-Sisterly love runs deep and strong today.
Given this connection it only seem appropriate that I highlight the Special Edition Gift Quilt I developed exclusively for the ladies of DST at the request of Beverly Smith, 26th President & CEO of Delta Sigma Theta
I am proud to share 10% of the proceeds from this quilt go to the Delta Research and Education Foundation (DREF).
There is a limited quantity of this design in stock. It ships immediately.
PRAISE FOR KIM ALEXIS QUILTS
“As Omega Men, we honor and follow numerous protocols and traditions. Sharing with our legacies is on that never gets old! On this day, I share this with my son!.”
Kermit D ervin, 35th Eighth District Representative, 5 Theta Delta Delta SpR89; son Arrington D Ervin, 3 Theta Delta Delta SPR22
“I’m confident this unique and special edition keepsake will quickly become a treasured article in your Omega memorabilia collection and is designed to be passed onto future generations of Omega men in your family.”
Dr. David Marion, 41st Grand Basileus Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated
“My wife has been a fan of Kim’s line of gift quilts since and they launched. In fact, we even on one of her originals. A portrait of brother Langston Hughes.
Regarding this Omega Quilt, I am thankful to be able to share the legacy of Omega with my sons in this way and plan to get them each one. They can use it today but can also share with generations to come.‘