Nebraska State Quilt Guild

Nebraska State Quilt Guild

"The purpose of the Nebraska State Quilt Guild shall be to gather together those individuals who share the common bond of a love for the quilter's art. This bond being one not exclusive to the makers of quilts, but inclusive of those who find interest and worth in the collection and preservation of our fiber arts and heritage. Nor shall there be an exclusion of contemporary work for truly, this is the formation of history and heirlooms for future generations."

- Article II of the Nebraska State Quilt Guild By-Laws
"Nebraska Prairie Wedding"
NSQG 2019 Raffle Quilt

NATIONAL QUILTING DAY 2019 - March 16, 9 - 4

The 10th annual National Quilting Day event at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This FREE community event includes free museum admission and demonstrations, special lectures and displays, as well as access to the current exhibitions.  Free parking is available in all University parking lots north of Quilt House, at 33rd & Holdrege, and across 33rd at Hardin Hall (including restricted lots).  

We will offer our always popular Lectures.  Join us for the identical morning or afternoon session:
10 am & 1 pm "Collecting and Recollecting: Contemporary Quilts in Western India" - Marin Hanson
10:30 am & 1:30 pm “Quilts of Valor” - Sara Kenny
11:00 am & 2 pm “Crafting Culture” - Claire Nicholas & Surin Kim
11:30 am & 2:30 pm “I Like it All” trunk show - Peg Pennell
Sit down, relax and enjoy this year’s informative programs!  Lunch will be available for those who want to spend the entire day at the Quilt House.

This year’s family-friendly event features: block printing prayer flags and making fabric bracelets, inspired by the quilts from India and Africa.  There will be handwork demonstrations featuring techniques seen in the quilts on display.  Quilts of Valor will be our community outreach program, including a large display of patriotic quilts and a workshop.  Have your picture taken with our "Photo Frame"!  Collection Care in Action will be featured in our Conservation Workroom where guests can learn from volunteers and staff how the museum cares for textiles.

What's new in the quilting industry?  AccuQuilt, Aurifil & Handi Quilter, as well as local shops: Bernina Sewing Center, Cosmic Cow, and Sew Creative, will have all the latest machines and products for you to see.

Guests can tour the quilt exhibitions in the galleries: Collecting and Recollecting: Contemporary Quilts in Western India, From Kente to Kuba: Stitched Textiles from West and Central Africa, Stitching the Transatlantic: Liberian Quilts from the John Singer Collection, Los Desconocidos: Migrant Quilts and Valerie Goodwin: Mapping.

We hope that you will make plans to attend National Quilting Day 2019!


See Us on Facebook
Whether or not you attended QuiltNebraska 2018, you're sure to enjoy some of the terrific pictures of the event we have on our Facebook page.

Raffle Quilt
One of the highlights every year is the raffle quilt drawing.  This year's winner is Rita Weber of Kearney. Congratulations, Rita!
"Nebraska’s Bright Stars" - 2018 Raffle Quilt

See You Next Year?
As QuiltNebraska 2018 wrapped up, the early plans for 2019 were announced. Check out the QuiltNebraska website for more details.
You will find more information about options for room reservations here, on the QuiltNebraska website.

REMINDER:  If you gave us a check for dorm room reservations, we have NOT lost it.  We are holding them until after November 1st to deposit.  You should see them come through during the month of November.

News …

Lincoln Quilters Guild Scholarship

The Lincoln Quilters Guild offers a scholarship for a quilt-related research project not to exceed a total of $1,000 to an individual who meets the following qualifications:
1. A person engaged in studies in the area of textile history or textile conservation at the University of Nebraska, or
2. A person engaged in the study of quilting outside the academic community.
Click on the link below for complete information about the scholarship, application requirements and the application form to be completed and submitted.

Quilting Events

Be sure to check our Quilting Events page for a list of quilt shows and other related events scheduled throughout the state or surrounding areas. If you are an organizer of a quilting event, here's how you can add your event to the list.