Nebraska EventsMay 31 to August 15, 2015
Great Sarpy County Quilt Exhibit. (See the article in the right hand column.)
June 1 - September 4, 2015
“Jan Myers-Newbury: A Touch of Kismet - Quilts, Color, Pattern, Chance"
Artist Talk: Sunday, June 7, 3:00 p.m., Room 11, Home Economics Bldg., East Campus
Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery
Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design Department
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
June 5, 2015 - February 20, 2016
"Ambiguity & Enigma: Recent Quilts by Michael James"
International Quilt Study Center & Museum
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
July 31, 2015
Patrick Lose Trunk Show to be held at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior, 203 West 4th St., North Platte, NE 69101 at 7 pm. $5 registration fee. Sponsored by Heartland Quilter's Guild in North Platte. A raffle quilt using Patrick Lose fabric and pattern and made by Guild members will be signed by Patrick and given away at the Show.
October 9-10, 2015
Threads Across Nebraska 2015, Buffalo County Fairgrounds, Expo Building, Kearney, Nebraska. Details here.
October 15-17, 2015
October 17, 2015
NSQG District I Quilt Gathering, Homestead Monument at 1 pm. Free, everyone welcome! Show and tell of red and white ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼quilts. More details to be posted soon.
Regional EventsJune 19 - 21, 2015
The Kansas Regional Quilt Festival will be held June 19 - 21, 2015 in Kansas City, Kansas. It will include classes, lectures, a quilt show, and vendors. Their website at www.kcrqf.com is where you can find all the details. They also have a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kcrqf. Registration opens on January 5th.
Great Sarpy County Quilt ExhibitOver 100 quilts will be on display at the Sarpy County Museum from May 31 to August 15 as a part of the Great Sarpy County Quilt Exhibit. The kickoff celebration will be held on Sunday, May 31 at 2 p.m. and feature noted Humanities Nebraska speaker, Yvonne Hollenbeck. She will present, “Patchwork on the Prairie,” an entertaining trunk-show of approximately 40 family quilts made on the prairies of Nebraska, spanning 5 generations, providing a glimpse of life during the past 130 years through patchwork. Yvonne Hollenbeck is an award-winning quilter and the nation’s top award-winning cowgirl poet as well as one of the most published. This free event is entertaining for those of any age.
The Great Sarpy County Quilt Exhibit is an annual event that features both historic and modern quilts created or owned by Sarpy County residents. Visitors can pick up a self-guided tour program to learn the story behind each quilt. Live quilt demonstrations, scheduled throughout the summer, will compliment this exhibit. These demonstrations and admission to the museum are free, but donations are always welcome.
The museum will also once again raffle a quilt. The “Millennium Blue” quilt was made by Nebraska native Terri O’Brien, a quilter of 15 years and former quilt shop owner. Tickets can be purchased at the museum.
The Sarpy County Museum is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is located at 2402 Clay Street in Bellevue, Nebraska. For more information, to reserve a group tour or to learn more about events during the quilt show, go to www.sarpymuseum.org or contact the Sarpy County Museum, 402-292-1880 or email@example.com.
Humanities Nebraska (HN) provides major funding for this program. HN receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nebraska State Legislature, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and private donations.
Online Quilt DatabaseNebraska History Museum, 15th & P Streets, Lincoln, NE The Nebraska State Historical Society’s collection of over 400 Nebraska quilts are now searchable and available for viewing on the web through an online database. Just type “quilt” into the search box to see all the items or enter more specific terms depending on your needs.
8843 South 137th Circle
May 1- 31 2015
West Nebraska Arts Center
106 East 18th
July 2-August 28 2015
Norfolk Arts Center
305 North 5th
September 1– October 30, 2015
100 North 16th Street
Jewish Community Center
333 South 132nd Street
February 2 – March 12, 2016
1330 North Burlington
August 15 – September 29, 2016
3133 U.S. Highway #34
Grand Island NE
October 2-November 30, 2016
Nebraska History Museum
15th and P Streets