Threads Across Nebraska 2017
Threads Across Nebraska was held October 13 & 14, 2017 at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in the Exposition building. The show hours were 9am – 6pm on Friday and 9am – 4pm on Saturday. We had 24 vendors at the show. Vendors were from Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Oregon, South Dakota, Iowa and Utah. Results show we had 956 people through the door showing an increase in attendance.
Our featured quilter, Paulette Peters, had twenty quilts on display showing how the style of quilting has changed in the last forty years. Twenty quilts from the International Quilt Study Center education quilts were loaned to us. The Nebraska 150 winning quilts were on hand.
Quilts of Valor also had 35 quilts made by members of the Nebraska chapters. With all these quilts, in addition to the 190 quilts registered for the show, people had the opportunity to view 265 quilts .
The NSQG raffle quilt was displayed as well as quilts from the Panhandle guild, Omaha Quilters Guild, Cottonwood, Lincoln Quilt Guild and two non guild quilts.
Classes were held again this year: Simplify the Math of Quilt Making by Colleen Minnick, Hawaiian Appliqué by Jan Sears, Raw Edge Appliqué Landscape by Doris Deutmeyer, Fabrications by Doris, and Color- Step Outside the Box by Sandy Gripenstroh. Thanks to the teachers and to those that took the classes.
Thanks to the volunteers that worked so hard on Thursday checking in and hanging the quilts. Our numbers were small, but they did an awesome job. Then on Friday and Saturday volunteers worked the admission table and taking down the show. Your help is greatly appreciated! Also thanks to those that attended the show! Without these people, the show would not be possible.
Thanks to everyone that helped with the success of the show.
Save the dates October 12-13, 2018 for Threads Across Nebraska 2018.Submitted by LeAnne Killion