Nebraska Quilting EventsOrganizers of quilting events are encouraged to send information to be published here to firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 4, 2013
District 1 Quilter’s Day Out on Saturday May 4 to be held at the Eastridge Presbyterian Church, 1135 Eastridge Drive, Lincoln, NE from 9:30 - 11:30 am. The church is accessible with no steps required! Guests are welcome! 9:30 am: Come and socialize with coffee and rolls. 10:00 am: Diane Duncan Thomas of Omaha (2012 NSQG Hall of Fame Award Winner!) will share with us her love of her collection of fascinating antique sewing notions and miniaturized sewing machines. Attendees are invited to share any antique or unusual sewing notion of their own during “Show and Tell” to follow Diane’s talk. And quilts, of course, are always welcome at “Show and Tell” as well! We have reserved the remainder of the day for you to do lunch as you please and then take in your choice of favorite activities in Lincoln in the afternoon. We will have current available ‘quilt venue’ information and suggestions available for you regarding the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, etc. or we can suggest a quilt shop or two.
June 6, 2013
FRIENDS of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum invite you to “An Evening with Ricky Tims” to benefit the museum. Details can be found in the notice that appears in the column on the right side of this page.
June 14 - 15, 2013
The Quilters Quilt Show: The Quilter will host their Annual Quilt Show, “Twenty Years of Quilting Bliss” at the United Methodist Church, 401 E 5th, Stromsburg, NE May 14th, 1:00-4:00 pm and May 15th, 8:00 am- 4:00 pm, 2013. Free will donation.
June 22-23, 2013
Nebraska's Homesteaders Daughter Quilt Show
Sat. June 22, 10am to 8pm
Sunday,June23, 11am to 4:30pm
St. Charles Parish Center
340 East. 8th st. North Bend, Ne.
The Husker Raffle Quilt is 90x106.
For details please call: Barb Scott @ 402-290-1844
June 22-23, 2013
A'ROR'N Days Quilt Show
sponsored by Nimble Thimble Quilt Guild
June 22, 2013 9:00-5:00
June 23, 2013 1:00-5:00
210 16th St., Aurora, NE
Special Feature: Forty 2012 Hoffman Challenge entries & winners
July 12-14, 2013
Oregon Trail Days Quilt Show, co-sponsored by Panhandle Quilt Guild and Oregon Trails Days Association will be July 12-13-14, 2013 – Noon to 5 p.m., at Gering Zion Church, 1100 “O” St, Gering, NE. The theme is MANY FACES OF QUILTING and a drawing will be held for the 2013 Serendipity Raffle Quilt, along with a Silent Auction, Challenge Quilts and Viewers Choice Voting. Free Admission. For more information go to www.panhandlequiltguild.com for details.
July 25 - 28, 2013
“QNE 2013” Mark your calendars for July 25 to 28 for Quilt Nebraska 2013. Seward is extending an invitation to all of you. The convention will be held on the beautiful campus of Concordia University. The slate of national teachers features Terry Thompson for Quilt History Day, Gayle Bong, Karen Stone, Helen Squire, David Taylor and Terry Waldron. Best selling author Marie Bostwick will join us Saturday night. Quilt History Day, all of the classes and the lectures will be held in the new TLEC building. The Janzow center is located just “across the street”. The merchants mall and the meals will be enjoyed there. There are a variety of dorms that you will be able to choose from, some just across the parking lot and others a block away. If dorms don’t interest you, there are a variety of other options available in Seward.
Updates will be posted at http://qne2013.tripod.com/.
See you in Seward!
August 15 - 18, 2013
Calico Quilt Club’s 2013 Annual Quilt Show: “Sew” Many Stitches Featured Quilter is Kathy Eller. The Show will be held August 15 from 10 am - 8 pm; August 16 - 17 from 10 am - 4:30 pm and August 18 1:30 - 4 pm. Admission is $3.00. Columbus Art Gallery in the lower level at Columbus Public Library, 2504 14th Street, Columbus, Nebraska. For more information contact Karen Melcher.
September 15-November 10, 2013
A National ART QUILT EXHIBIT is coming to Omaha, Nebraska September 15-November 10, 2013. Called SACRED THREADS, these original , juried art quilts explore the themes of JOY, INSPIRATION, SPIRITUALITY, GRIEF, HEALING and PEACE/BROTHERHOOD.
The show is held bi-annually near Washington, DC, where 300 quilts are on display. We will be bringing 40 of the "best of the best" to Omaha to the Sunderland Gallery at St. Cecilia's Cathedral. Admission and parking will both be FREE. Docent tours will be offered. An interactive cell phone option called GuideByCell will be available, and will allow users to call in to listen to each artist talk about their art piece.
There will be a companion exhibit from Midwest Fiber Art Alliance. They will display pieces from their "Artistry in Nature" show.
More information will follow in the fall, but mark your calendars now to come see this unique collection of original art quilts. To see quilts from past shows in DC, go to: sacredthreadsquilts.com and go to the gallery section. For questions about the Omaha show, email email@example.com.
September 20-21, 2013
"A Quilters Journey" will be presented by the Cottonwood Quilters September 20th & 21st. Our 2013 show will once again be held at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4200 North 204th Street in Elkhorn, Nebraska.
The hours are Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-5pm. We expect approximately 300 quilts to be on display. Other features include: Mini Raffle, Vendors, Quilters Cafe, Drawing for the 2013 Raffle Quilt, Silent Auction, and Demonstrations.
Admission is Adults: $7, Seniors: $6, Kids 6-12yrs. $1, and Kids 0-5yrs. Free.
There is plenty of free parking & we are Handicap Accessible.
For additional information visit us at: www.cottonwoodquilters.org
Nebraska History Museum, 15th & P Streets, Lincoln, NE
Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4:30pm
Online Quilt DatabaseThe 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.
An Evening with Ricky Tims!
“The Engineer Who Could: Ernst Haight’s Half Century of Quiltmaking.”
Ricky has successfully blended two diverse passions into one very unique and in- teresting career. His skills as a pianist, composer and producer have been evident by the thousands who have heard his music. He began designing and making quilts in 1991, and was recently named as one of the Thirty Most Distinguished Quilters in the World. He is co-founder of The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, an online TV show for quilters. He is known in the world of quilting as a best-selling author, en- thusiastic and encouraging teacher, an award-winning quilter, fabric designer, and a talented and spellbinding speaker. His innovative and entertaining presentations, feature live music and humor combined with scholarly insights and wisdom. His quilts have been displayed worldwide and are highly regarded as excellent examples of contemporary quilts with traditional appeal.
Quilting is a relatively new interest compared to Ricky’s lifelong passion for music. He began formal music lessons at the age of three. He is a pianist, conductor, composer, arranger, music producer, and performing artist. His blend of music and quilting is unique and remarkable. Don’t miss this opportunity to join us!
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
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!
Individuals or small groups are also invited to participate in Open Sew, which is held the final Saturday of every month. 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.
Submitted by Laura Chapman, IQSCM Communications Coordinator
Quilters' Response to Hurricane SandyIf you are looking for a way to use your talents to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy, you may be interested in the efforts of these organizations:
- Martingale has compiled a list of quilting, sewing, knitting and crocheting organizations involved in the effort at http://blog.shopmartingale.com/quilting-sewing/quilt-sew-knit-and-crochet-for-hurricane-sandy/
- The Long Island Chapter Coordinator for Quilts for Kids can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- eQuilter is hoping to collect 5000 quilts. The details can be found at http://www.equilter.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/quiltrelief.html. If you still have questions after reading the guidelines, you can contact service@eQuilter.com.