In 1975 the Lincoln Quilters Guild issued an invitation to members, and quilters at large,” to make a quilt block, any size, in your favorite pattern or an original creation. On the front embroider or permanently ink your name and hometown. Send it to the Guild and it will be displayed in our show April 10 – 35, 1976 at the Nebraska Center. Eventually all of the blocks will be made into a quilt or wall hanging. We would like you to tell us the name of your pattern, as well as any interesting history or notes about your block or its creator. All blocks become the property of Lincoln Quilters Guild."
The response was very good from Guild members and others; nearly 100 blocks were received; some from out of state as well as several locations, in Nebraska. The blocks shown here are from that invitation as well as a few blocks with later dates. Of note are the following blocks: #5145 and 5147 submitted by LQG founding Vice President Mary Ghormley and block #5087 by Hazel Myers LQG founding Treasurer.
Blocks are included by the following Past Presidents of LQG: Mary Ghormley; Jacky Dittmer; Millie Corkill; Evelyn Reikenback; Kari Ronning; Hope Partridge and Lou Lessman. Mrs. Lessman submitted block #5158 with the notation “In the interest of Ecology I decided to “recycle” the mint cups left from our April luncheon. The yo-yo design lent itself to the circles already cut."