• History

    Our Beginnings

    Lincoln Quilters Guild was organized March 13, 1973, at the home of Mary Ghormley, in Lincoln, NE.  The purpose was to promote quilting and to learn more about it through study and sharing.  About 25 persons attended the first meeting.

    Four officers were elected:
    President - Louise Howey
    Vice President - Mary Ghormley
    Secretary - Betty Voss
    Treasurer - Hazel Meyers

    LQG's '77 Symposium Block Contest

    These blocks are from the LQG's '77 Symposium Block Contest. They were donated to IQSCM in December of 2017.  They were blocks that the contestants did not want returned to them.

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    45th Anniversary

    At the May 14th meeting and Anniversary celebration, President Pat Kant highlighted that we want to honor the guild’s history and celebrate our joy for quilting, our exceptional creativity, worthy projects and the significant impact on relationships with our friends, family and the community. Here..

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    • Distinguished Members

    LQG Quilt Collection Archived at IQSCM

    LQG has a quilt collection that is now archived at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. Read about the history of these quilts and browse through the gallery.

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    LQG Block Collection Archived at IQSCM

    LQG has a block collection that is now archived at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. Read about the history of these blocks and browse through the gallery.

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  • Our Mission

    The purpose of LQG is:

    • to impart knowledge of the art and craftsmanship associated with quilting and patchwork;
    • to further interest and encourage men and women in the performance of these arts; to exhibit fine examples of quilts and patchwork in appropriate public exhibitions held from time to time;
    • to educate, learn, preserve and pass along whatever information exists about quilts and patchwork of past and present;
    • to afford an opportunity to the general public to appreciate quilting and allied arts; and 
    • to exchange knowledge and information in these arts among members of the Guild.

  • Guild Leadership



    Tammy Hensley
    Vicky Skuodas
    Vice President/Programs
    Rebecca Brooks and Jacque Riese
    Vice President/Programs-Elect
    Janet Hicks Hunt and Marty Link
    Janiece Goin
    Sue DeWitt
    Nancy Gerdes
    Nancy Anderson



    Audit:  Pam Rowland (chair), Sheila Green, Karen DeLong, Nancy Anderson
    Lisa Burham (chair), Carolyn Garner, 2 more TBD
    Cuddle Quilts:
    Vicky Skuodas
    Discover NE:  
    Sheila Green
    Treasurer (Chair) Sue DeWitt, Treasurer-Elect Nancy Gerdes, President Tammy Hensley, President-Elect Vicky Skuodas, Rosalind Carr, Sheila Green, Karen Delong, Sara Kenny
    IQM Liaison:  
    Jeanne Atkinson, Jerry Lee Jensen
    Pam Rowland (Chair), Joyce Nass
    Mini-Quilt Raffle:
    Carolyn Garner, Natalie Cummings
    National Quilting Day:  
    Sheila Green
    New Members:
    Maureen Salmon
    Nominations:  Pat Kant Modrell, Nancy Anderson, 1-2 more TBD
    Quilts of Valor:  Sara Kenny
    Natalie Cummings, Carol Curtis
    Joyce Nass, Chris Wiegers
  • Awards

    Do you know a member deserving of special recognition?

    LQG Life Member – This is the highest honor given to an LQG member. It is awarded for a lifetime of achievement and significant contributions to the Guild. (This is an award that is infrequently given.)

    LQG Bright Star Award – This is given to members for consistent achievement and continuing involvement for the betterment of the Guild over a period of time. (For achievement beyond the Shining Star level, but less that the level for a Life Member Award.)

    LQG Shining Star Award – This is given to members for a significant contribution to the Guild. (It may be for a single project or for an ongoing project.)

    Honorary Members
    Virginia Avery
    Jean Dubois
    Phyllis Haders
    Michael James
    Jean Ray Laury
    Marcia Spark
    Ron Spark
    Helen Squire

    Previous Award Winners

    Life Members
    Sandy Anderson
    Frankie Best
    Christina Chapman
    Jean Davie
    Carroll Dischner*
    Mona Jeanne Easter*
    Mary Ghormley*
    Sheila Green
    Pat Hackley
    Becky Haynes
    Louise Howey*
    Pam Haas Lam
    Judy Bucklin Lane
    Kate Laucomer
    Hazel Myers*
    Vicky Skuodas
    Connie Strope*
    Donna Svoboda
    Sherry Taylor
    Virginia Welty*

    Bright Star
    Jean Ang 2004
    Jean Barney 2005
    Jo Baxter 2007
    Lisa Burham 2023
    Christina Chapman 2017
    Diane Deahl 2004
    Carroll Dischner 2005
    Sheila Green 2003
    Ginny Harvey 2014
    Sara Kenny 2018
    Martha Lane 2009
    Hope Partridge 2007
    Kari Ronning 2007
    Sonja Schneider 2007
    Kim Shelly 2009
    Karalene Smith 2007
    Elizabeth Sterns 2011
    Sherry Taylor 2016
    Lois Wilson 2007
    Shining Star
    Anita Ahrens 2007
    Sandy Anderson 2009
    Christina Chapman 2017
    Natalie Cummings 2019
    Carol Curtis 2008
    Millie Fauquet 2007
    Linda Gapp 2011
    Carolyn Garner 2014
    Lin Gowin-O’Brien 2009
    Sheila Green 2007, 2014, 2019, & 2023
    Sandy Gruntorad 2008
    Kathi Kinnaman 2009
    Kate Laucomer 2011
    Laura Lenzen 2016
    Lou Lessman 2007
    Linda Loker 2011
    Carolyn Meter 2007
    Kathy Morgan 2016
    Roxann O’Hare 2009
    Marilyn Rembolt 2011
    Pam Rowland 2014
    Meylonie Schatz 2014
    Kathy Schmitter 2023
    Vicky Skuodas 2022, & 2023
    Gloria Smith 2008
    Elizabeth Sterns 2009, & 2013
    Mary Swinton 2014
    Sherry Taylor 2023
    Lynne Weinhold 2014
    Mary Werner 2009

    Life Member Recipient

    LIFE MEMBER is the highest honor given to a Lincoln Quilt Guild member. It is awarded for a lifetime of achievement or significant contribution to the Guild. Christina Chapman . . .

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    Bright Star Recipient

    BRIGHT STAR is awarded for consistent achievement and continuing involvement for the betterment of the Guild over a period of time. Vicky Skuodas . . .

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    Life Member Recipient

    Congratulations to Sherry Taylor, recipient of the Life Member Award and pin.  This is the highest honor given to an LQG member and is awarded for a lifetime of achievement . . .

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    2019 Awards

    LQG’s Shining Star award is awarded for significant contribution to the guild. The Shining Star was awarded to Natalie Cummings, Chair and Sheila Green, Co-chair of the 2018 Quilt Show. Thank you both for your contributions.

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    • Awards 2019

    Bright Star Recipient

    Congratulations to Sara Kenny, recipient of LQG Bright Star Award at the October guild meeting.  Sara is the Nebraska State Coordinator for the Quilt of Valor Foundation and Chair of the guild’s QOV Committee.  Her nomination ...

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  • Nebraska Windmill Block

    In 1977, The Lincoln Quilters Guild sponsored a contest to select a quilt block to honor the State of Nebraska. The contest was in conjunction with Quilt Symposium ’77: Fine Art, Folk Art, planned & hosted by LQG. The 85th Nebraska State Legislature passed Legislative Resolution Number One in January 1977 to designate the winning block as the Official Nebraska Block. The winning block, Nebraska Windmill, was designed by E.S. “Bud” Dunklau of Lincoln, NE. Bud & Carol Dunklau gave the original block pattern & rights to the pattern to LQG. LQG gave the original cloth block to the Nebraska State Historical Society.Patterns for the block were developed by Kate Laucomer and are now available here.
    Nebraska Windmill Block - rotary cut and paper pieced version 
    Nebraska Windmill Block - with templates