AltTextCOMMUNITY OUTREACH


LQG sponsors Community Outreach programs to further the mission of the guild.  We encourage everyone to get involved in these worthwhile projects.

  • Cuddle Quilts

    President Sue Volkmer started Cuddle Quilts in her term, 1984-85. After starting with approximately 100 quilts per year, we now average 450 to 500 quilt donations per year. The quilts are distributed through agencies in Lincoln such as HHS, People’s City Mission, the hospitals and local elementary schools. Many thanks to all volunteers and donors who have continued to make this project a success for 30 + years!

    The Cuddle Quilt volunteers meet on the first Friday of the month 9 am - 2 pm at the Guild's Resource Room (enter through door #2 on the south side of the church), College View 7th Day Adventist Church, 49th & Prescott. If the first Friday falls near a holiday, check with us to make certain that we will be meeting.

    Cuddle Quilts are roughly 45” x 55” and up to twin bed sized. Our quilts go to children of all ages, or to adults through some agencies. A small person would be comfortable with a larger quilt, but a larger person is uncomfortable under a smaller quilt, so think larger quilts versus smaller.

    At Guild meetings, members can pick up quilt kits which contain directions and fabric to make a Cuddle Quilt top. Also available are quilt sandwiches: top, batting, backing and binding to take home for tying or machine quilting.

    We welcome donations of clean cotton fabrics, or batting of any kind.

    To request quilt donations, or if you have questions, please contact:
    Co-Chair Vicky Skuodas (402) 580-5765  gs20937@gmail.com
    Co-Chair Bonnie Moses (402) 937-2700 bonniemoses3@gmail 

    Any quilt pattern, pieced, hand or machine appliqued is great for a Cuddle Quilt. Along with the many choices on the internet, here are some options for scrappy quilts:
    Juvenile Jinx
    Juvenile Jinx Twin
    Trader Blanket One
    Trader Blanket Two
    Strippy Cuddle Quilt
    Double 4 Patch
    Double 4 Patch Twin
  • Quilts of Valor

    What is a Quilt of Valor?
    A Quilt of Valor (QOV) is a wartime quilt made to honor our war wounded and those service-members and veterans who have been affected by war. It is the quilter’s tangible way to say “Thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor in the defense of our country.”

    What size is a Quilt of Valor?
    Generally, a QOV is a lap-size quilt: Minimum size: 55” x 65“, Maximum size: 72” x 90”

    What fabrics are used to make a Quilt of Valor?
    Choose fabrics that are high quality, high thread count, 100% cotton, not previously used.
    Choose fabric you would want to have in the best quilt you own.

    What colors are used to make a Quilt of Valor?
    The most popular colors are red, white and blue. Patriotic fabrics are generally loved. However, not all recipients want red, white and blue quilts, so feel free to choose other color palettes as well.
    About 10% of the recipients are women, but, in general, they do not request ultra-feminine quilts.

    How can I get involved???
    1.Make a quilt; if you have the ability to do the whole thing, go for it!
    2.Make a quilt top and provide backing; you can get it quilted for free by requesting a longarmer at www.qovf.org.
    3.Donate patriotic fabrics, batting and/or money
    4.Sponsor a quilt
    5.Make a pillowcase—all Quilts of Valor are washed and placed in a pillowcase or presentation case, for protection and ease of carrying.

    We now have THREE meeting places and sew-ins each month!
    1st Sunday: Hancock's (Lincoln) from 12:30-4:00pm
    2nd Saturday: IQSC, from 10:00am to 2:30pm
    3rd Sunday: VFW Hall (West A in Lincoln) from 1:00 to 5:00pm
    All are invited. Bring your own QOV projects and supplies.

    For more information, contact Julia.Schroeder@qovf.org or Sara.Kenny@qovf.org 
  • Discover Nebraska

    Discover Nebraska began as a project of the Nebraska State Quilt Guild. The Lincoln Quilters Guild adapted the program and has been doing presentations since the fall of 2000.

    Discover Nebraska is a Quilting/Social Studies unit geared to 4th graders studying Nebraska history. Our objective is to enrich the curriculum by providing an interesting and educational way to teach Nebraska history and the history of quilt making. To accomplish this, we use our Discover Nebraska quilt (made by our committee), a Nebraska map, visuals and quilts. Guild members have donated over 20 quilts for this purpose. Our quilts range from an 1887 crazy quilt to a painted quilt that tells the story from the book "Sam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon Quilt." Our donated quilts have been documented by a group of ladies who work in quilt preservation and documentation. Two hours is spent in each school beginning with a central presentation for all 4th grade classrooms. The students then go to the classroom, where they color quilt blocks and assemble their paper quilt. All classes reassemble to show off their quilt, we review the materials presented, show our current quilting projects and answer student’s questions.

    To learn more, visit the Discover Nebraska website at discovernebraska.org.
  • Scholarships

    The Lincoln Quilters Guild awards a $1000 scholarship annually to either a graduate student engaged in studies in the area of textile history or textile conservation at the University of Nebraska, or an individual engaged in the study of quilting outside the academic community.

    Click here for complete information about the scholarship, application requirements and the application form to be completed and submitted.