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 500 quilt donations per year. The quilts are distributed through agencies in Lincoln such as HHS, People’s City Mission, 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, College View 7th Day Adventist Church, 49th & Prescott. Enter through door #2 on the south side of the church. If the first Friday is close to a holiday, please contact Vicky (contact info below) about meeting plans. 

    Cuddle Quilts are roughly 45" x 60" to twin size. 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:
    Vicky Skuodas (402) 580-5765

    Any Cuddle Quilt can be hand or machine pieced.  They can also be tied, hand or machine quilted. 
    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: Recommended size: 60" x 80".

    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 by QOV or Guild members.
    3. Donate patriotic fabrics, batting and/or money.
    4. Make a block — kit provided at Guild meetings.

    We meet the 2nd Saturday of each month at the International Quilt Museum (IQM), from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Bring your own project. Also, bring a sack lunch (we can store lunches in the fridge at the IQM).

    QOVs are awarded each month at the VA Coffeehaus in the Auld Pavillion Recreation Center (Antelope Park); 3rd Friday of each month from 10:00am to 12:00pm. All are welcome to attend.

    For more information, contact Sara Kenny, Nebraska QOV State Coordinator at
  • 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
  • Scholarships

    As part of its mission to promote, showcase and educate others about quilting, The Lincoln Quilters Guild (LQG) offers an annual scholarship. The award of up to $1,000 supports quilt-related research or projects by an individual or group engaged in studies in textile history or conservation, the creative execution of quilting, or its artistic, cultural, economic, historic, or scientific impact. 

    Click here for the LQG Scholarship Guidelines and Application. Applications are due April 1.

    If you prefer to submit your application online, you may do so at

    2020 & 2022 LQG Scholarship

    Our recipient for the 2020 and 2022 LQG Scholarships is Kelly Ross, on behalf of Totonga Bomoi.

    Ms. Ross is the Program Director at Totonga Bomoi. Totonga Bomoi has a chance to clear a pathway of economic success for refugee and immigrant women in eastern Nebraska by ......

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    Lincoln Quilters Guild Scholarship Awarded

    Jonathan Gregory, Assistant Curator of Exhibitions at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum has been awarded the Lincoln Quilters Guild scholarship for 2019 in the amount of $1,000. Jonathan earned a doctorate in Human Sciences with a specialization in Textiles, Clothing and  ....

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    Lincoln Quilters Guild 2018 Scholarship Recipient

    Lincoln Quilters Guild is pleased to announce that PhD student Younhee Kang is the recipient of our $1000 scholarship.  Younhee is a University of Nebraska, College of Education and Human Sciences student in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design. Younhee’s proposed doctoral ....

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