Nebraska Quilting Events

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

June 5, 2015 - February 20, 2016
"Ambiguity & Enigma: Recent Quilts by Michael James"
International Quilt Study Center & Museum
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

October 1 - November 18, 2015
“30+ Years of Quilting by Donna Svoboda” showing at Bernina Sewing Studio Gallery, Piedmont Shopping Center 1265 S. Cotner Blvd., Lincoln, NE. Donna Svoboda, an award winning quilter, will be showing many of her quilts. The show is free and open to the public during regular business hours.

October 9-10, 2015
Threads Across Nebraska 2015, Buffalo County Fairgrounds, Expo Building, Kearney, Nebraska. Details here.

October 15-17, 2015
Quilts in Bloom Flyer

October 17, 2015
Nebraska State Quilt Guild Region I Quilt Gathering, Homestead Monument at 1 pm. Free, everyone welcome! Show and tell of red and white quilts. More details here.

November 20 - 21, 2015
The Friends of The International Quilt Study Center and Museum are once again sponsoring the ART MARKET at the Museum. It will be held November 20th from 5-8 p.m. and November 21st from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event will be held at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum at 33rd and Holdrege in Lincoln,NE. Admission to the Museum is free as is admission to the ART MARKET . We will be featuring a broad array of artisans who offer unique items to purchase. (Cash or check only) This is a fund-raiser for the Quilt House and promises to be an exciting experience for everyone. Please join us!

November 23, 2015 - February 5, 2016
“Red, White and Green All Over: Traditions and Variations of 19th Century Appliqué” in the Hillestad Gallery. Open 8:30-4, Monday-Friday. The Hillestad Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Home Economics Building on UNL’s East Campus, just north of 35th & Holdrege, Lincoln.
This exhibition is curated by Holly Zemke. Holly is pursuing her Masters of Arts in Textile History and Quilt Studies at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Holly is the 2015 Lincoln Quilters Guild Scholarship Winner! The scholarship enabled her to travel to Pennsylvania and North Carolina to study and document regional differences in red and green quilts for her thesis project. Flowering red and green appliqué quilts emerged from the mid-nineteenth century confluence of English needlework traditions, Germanic folk art traditions and a relatively sudden abundance of American-manufactured cotton calico fabrics made afford- able to a newly-forming middle-class. Recognized by their stylized botanical motifs arranged in blocks and surrounded by wide borders of complimentary designs, the predominantly red and green quilts assimilated often startling variations of color and layout attributable to German and Scotts-Irish preferences.

March 19, 2016
National Quilting Day 2016 - Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 19, 2016. Plans are in the works for a fabulous day at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln. This will be our 7th annual event sponsored by the Lincoln Quilters Guild and the Nebraska State Quilt Guild. Contact Sheila Green if you are able to volunteer during the day. This is an exciting year as the construction of the $7 million addition is complete and the museum’s galleries have expanded to double their previous size! Cuddle Quilts will be our featured Outreach Project. Other displays will include Hand Stitching, Improvisational Quilting, Men’s Quilts, tessellations. Our commercial exhibitors will have all the latest to show us!

July 28 - 31, 2016
QuiltNebraska 2016, Celebrate the diversity of Nebraska. Located at the Cornhusker Hotel, Lincoln, NE; call for rooms after August 17, 2015 at 866-706-7706. Quilt Challenge, Quilt History Day, National and Regional Teachers! Come and bring your friends! Chairs are Bonnie Kucera, Karen Ruwe and Kathy Murphy. quiltnebraska.nsqg.org
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1523 North 33rd Street Lincoln, NE
(33rd and Holdrege)

For current information on hours and admission fees, visit www.quiltstudy.org or call (402) 472-6549.

Museum Exhibition Schedule

Museum Calendar of Events
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SAQA Architexture Exhibition
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January 10 – March 26, 2015
8843 South 137th Circle
Omaha NE

May 1- 31 2015
West Nebraska Arts Center
106 East 18th
Scottsbluff NE

July 2-August 28 2015
Norfolk Arts Center
305 North 5th
Norfolk NE

September 1– October 30, 2015
Beatrice Library
100 North 16th Street
Beatrice NE

January 1-30, 2016
Jewish Community Center
333 South 132nd Street
Omaha NE

February 2 – March 12, 2016
Hastings Museum
1330 North Burlington
Hastings, NE

August 15 – September 29, 2016
Stuhr Museum
3133 U.S. Highway #34
Grand Island NE

October 2-November 30, 2016
Nebraska History Museum
15th and P Streets
Lincoln NE

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 - nsqg.org/
International Quilt Study Center - www.quiltstudy.org/
American Quilt Study Group -www.americanquiltstudygroup.org/
Omaha Quilters Guild -omahaquiltersguild.org/
Omaha Modern Quilt Guild - www.omqg.blogspot.com
Cottonwood Quilters - www.cottonwoodquilters.org
Braided River Quilt Guild - www.brquilters.org
Blue Valley Quilters - blue-valley-quilters.tripod.com