Nebraska Quilting Events

Organizers of quilting events are encouraged to send information to be published here to webmaster@lincolnquiltersguild.org.

Now through August 16, 2014
Great Sarpy Quilt Exhibit Opens. More than 80 quilts will be on display at the Sarpy County Museum in Bellevue, Nebraska from June 1st to August 16th, 2014. This annual show features both historic and modern quilts created by or owned by Sarpy County residents. Visitors can pick up a self-guided tour program to learn the story behind each quilt.

The Great Sarpy County Quilt Exhibit, “Depression to Digital: Celebrating 80 Years of Quilting,” will begin with a Trunk Show featuring Marjean Sargent, June 1 from 2 - 4 pm. Sargent will discuss the history and design of crazy quilts. Refreshments will be served.

Other events planned to coincide with the show include Saturday afternoon demonstrations and a quilt raffle. The 2014 raffle quilt, “Sarpy Stars,” is a queen-sized, red, white and blue original design by award-winning quilter Dorothy Muse. Tickets are available at the museum. For more information, to reserve a group tour or to learn more about events during the quilt show, go to www.sarpymuseum.org or contact the Sarpy County Museum, 402-292-1880 or info@sarpycountymuseum.org. Hours are 10 am - 4 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission to the museum is free, but donations are always welcome.

Now through September 14, 2014
Stitching Time: Over 100 Years of Quilts in Nebraska
Museum of Nebraska Art
2401 Central Ave.
Kearney, NE 68847
308) 865-8559
The diverse nature of quilts and the quiltmakers of Nebraska is the focus of the exhibition Stitching Time. The 19 quilts span from the 1860s to 2010s, loaned from the Nebraska Prairie Museum, International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Nebraska State Historical Society, Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, Anna Bemis Palmer Museum, Lincoln Public Schools, and The Heritage Center of Red Cloud Indian School, South Dakota.

July 24 - 27, 2014
QNE, QuiltNebraska 2014 “Ridin' the Rails” is coming to North Platte, Nebraska on July 24 - 27, 2014. Check out the QuiltNebraska website for convention highlights.

July 30, 2014
On Wednesday July 30, 2:00PM, the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) will be showing the film The Quilted Conscience, produced and directed by John Sorensen. He is originally from Grand Island but now resides in New York. He will be present, will introduce the film (sixty minutes) and then take questions from audience members.
This link explains the projects in detail...
This special event is taking place in conjunction with the Stitching Time: Over 100 years of Quilts in Nebraska June 6 - September 14 exhibition.
(More details are in the ad at the bottom of this page.)

October 10 & 11, 2014
The 10th Annual “Threads Across Nebraska” will be held at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney, Nebraska on October 10th and 11th, 2014.
Sandra Anderson is the featured quilter.
For more information, download the show brochure.

October 17-18, 2014
'Quilters Journal' Quilt Show
Presented by Prairie Piecemakers Quilt and Needlework Guild
Featured Quilter and Fiber Artist: Lila Launer
Friday, October 17: 9am-8pm
Saturday, October 18: 9am-4pm
Quilt Display, Vendors, Raffle Quilt, Quilter's Cafe', Country Store and Mini-Raffle.
Fremont City Auditorium
929 N. Broad St., Fremont, NE
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Standing Activities: Free with admission
Tuesday - Saturday: Guided tour of Exhibitions, 11:00 AM
Saturday: Guided tour of Exhibitions, 1:00 PM

1523 North 33rd Street Lincoln, NE
(33rd and Holdrege)

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sunday 1:00– 4:00 PM
Closed Mondays and University Holidays

Regular admission:
Members FREE
Adult $6
Student (with school ID) $3
Child (5-18 years of age) $3
Child (4 and under) FREE
Family (up to 2 adults and their children or grandchildren) $12
UNL Student (with UNL ID) FREE
UNL Faculty/Staff (with UNL ID) FREE
For more information please visit www.quiltstudy.org or call (402) 472-6549.

Museum Exhibition Schedule

Museum Calendar of Events

You'll find more IQSC information at www.quiltstudy.org.

Calling All Small Groups!

The International Quilt Study Center & Museum invites Guild members and their friends to participate in Quilts for Community. In Quilts for Community, we provide your group members with a space to meet and work, free museum admission for the day and signage to explain your group’s purpose. In exchange, IQSCM visitors will have the benefit of observing quilting and quiltmaking activities first hand and up close.

Individuals or small groups are also invited to participate in Open Sew. Open Sew gives quilters a beautiful, open space to work while meeting new friends.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please give us a call at 402-472-6549.

Online Quilt Database

Nebraska History Museum, 15th & P Streets, Lincoln, NE The Nebraska State Historical Society’s collection of over 400 Nebraska quilts are now searchable and available for viewing on the web through an online database. Just type “quilt” into the search box to see all the items or enter more specific terms depending on your needs.
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Links to other guilds and quilt related organizations in our area:

Nebraska State Quilt Guild - http://nsqg.org/
International Quilt Study Center - http://www.quiltstudy.org/
American Quilt Study Group - http://www.americanquiltstudygroup.org/
Omaha Quilters Guild - http://omahaquiltersguild.org/
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