October President's Message

Pat Kant
I recently took the opportunity to visit the History Nebraska Museum, formerly the Nebraska History Museum, to see the Color Quest Exhibit featuring the Nebraska Windmill block by E.S “Bud” Dunklau designated the official quilt block in 1977 by the state legislature. Bud and Carol Dunklau gave the original block pattern and rights to the pattern to LQG and gave the original cloth block to the Nebraska State Historical Society. This exhibit includes many beautiful quilts from Nebraska’s history and continues until January 5, 2019. For more information follow this link.

The first All-Female Honor Flight to Washington, DC took off with more than 130 female veterans on September 24, 2018. It was an honor for LQG to be part of an event celebrating the military service of women through Quilts of Valor. The flight consisted entirely of women including Loretta Swit who played Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan on the hit TV series “M*A*S*H”. Great job ladies!!

The October 8 Guild meeting agenda includes the election of the new board offices of Vice President Elect-Programs (2), Treasurer-Elect, and Secretary. Kath Conroy is still seeking nominations for the office of President Elect. It is important that the guild is led by a full Board. Please give this opportunity consideration.

I am looking forward to the Awards Committee special recognition presentation for continued involvement for the betterment of the guild. We will also be voting on the proposed budget presented at the September Guild meeting. Please review the proposed budget at this link.

Diane Pebley’s (Riverton, Utah) program “Fast Track to “Quilt Design” promises ideas to engage our creativity in design. There are still spots available for her workshop October 9.(Info here) See you at the October meeting!!

Pat Kant, President
Pat Kant