Quilting Events

Nebraska Events

February 6 - April 25, 2015
FIBER Craft, Culture and Art, exhibition hosted by KANEKO, 1111 Jones St, Omaha NE. This exhibition will feature work from textile and fiber artists such as Nick Cabe, Sheila Hicks, Sue Knight, Rob Hillestad, Jon Eric Riis and the American Tapestry Alliance’s American Tapestry Becennial. Several events, workshops, lectures and more related to textiles and creativity will be hosted in conjunction with these exhibitions.
Contact Michael Hollins, Program Coordinator at KANEKO, michael@thekaneko.org or 402-341-3800 for more information.

April 17, 18, and 19, 2015
The 21st Annual Chadron Festival of Quilts is coming up April 17, 18, and 19, 2015. Our theme this year is “Hexagon Heaven,” and we are excited to discover how many ways the six-sided shape can be incorporated into quilts. We are working on an informative line up of demonstrations, and three of our most talented area quilters have agreed to present trunk shows of their work: Dee Belina of Hay Springs, Linda Anderson of Lakeside, and Kim McCroden of Crawford. Cliff Rininger of Rushville will be our first-ever gentleman Featured Quilter. Cliff never fails to “wow” with his quilts which range in style from traditional to originally designed art quilts. With his background in education and drama, you won’t want to miss his Featured Quilter Presentation on Saturday the 18th. Last year, the Festival set a few records: 450 guests, 250 quilts, and over 125 door prizes given away. Our goal is to top those numbers in 2015. Admission is $5 for the entire weekend, and you are welcome to come and go as you please. Be sure to check www.chadronfestivalofquilts frequently and/or like our Facebook Page to learn more about the show as our schedule of events firms up. We invite you to enter one or more of your quilts in the show as well; entries need not be hexagon-themed.
We believe that a weekend road trip to Chadron will prove fun and worthwhile for the entire family. With attractions like Fort Robinson State Park, Chadron State Park, the Museum of the Fur Trade, and Toadstool Geologic Park , there is something for everyone in Northwest Nebraska.

April 22, 2015
An Evening with Jack Kenor Larson, is presented by Kaneko. This features a lecture by the world-famous textile designer, scholar and collector on Wednesday, April 22 from 6:30–9 p.m. at Kaneko. This presentation will explore the past, present and future of textile design through the unique lens of Larsen’s illustrious career. This event is free and open to the public. Register at thekaneko.org. They will also host“Lunch with Jack”, a rare opportunity to meet, eat and mingle with the legendary Jack Lenor Larsen at an intimate luncheon inside their gallery space on Wednesday, April 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets to Lunch with Jack are $75 per person. Visit thekaneko.org/lunchwithjack or call 402.341.3800 to purchase tickets or learn more. Books by and about Jack Lenor Larsen will be available for purchase with book signing opportunities offered at both events. Jack Lenor Larsen is not only an internationally renowned textile designer and author, but also one of the world’s foremost advocates of traditional and contemporary crafts. His awards are many and his designs are in collections of international museums. Larsen is associated with schools and art centers worldwide.

Regional Quilting Events

April 23, 24, 25, 2015
44th Annual Kalona Quilt Show and Sale, is being held at the Kalona Community Center, 6th & D Ave., Kalona, IA. From 5 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, from 9 am to 7 pm on Friday, and from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday. Cost is $5 any or all days.

April 30 - May 2, 2015
Black Hills Quilters Quild presents Susan K. Cleveland, a three day event in Rapid City, SD April 30 – May 2, 20156. Susan is a quilt designer, author, teacher and inventor. Her quilts have won awards at many International Quilt Festivals in Houston and AQS shows in Paducah. She has appeared on Simply Quilts, The QuiltShow.com and other quilting shows, and her work has appeared in Quilter’s Newsletter, the International Quilt Journal, American Quilters and several other major quilting magazines. Susan loves sharing tips for increasing accuracy and adding details to quilts.
Susan will be teaching three full day workshops: “Happy Daisy”, “Marvelous Miters”, and “Piping Hot Binding”. “Precision & Panache”, a three-hour program with live projected demos, will be on Thursday evening. “My Eclectic Quilt Pageant”, a one hour trunk show, will be on Friday evening.
The event will be held at the Adoba Hotel in downtown Rapid City. The hotel is offering a special rate of $79 per night for the event. For more information about the event and registration, please visit our website at www.bhquilters.org. You may also call me at 605-348-2569 and leave a message - I will get back to you as quickly as possible. Melissa Grote of the BHQG Education Committee.

June 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.
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1523 North 33rd Street Lincoln, NE
(33rd and Holdrege)

For current information on hours and admission fees, visit www.quiltstudy.org or call (402) 472-6549.

Museum Exhibition Schedule

Museum Calendar of Events
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Online Quilt Database

Nebraska 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.
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SAQA Architexture Exhibition
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January 10 – March 26, 2015
8843 South 137th Circle
Omaha NE

May 1- 31 2015
West Nebraska Arts Center
106 East 18th
Scottsbluff NE

July 2-August 28 2015
Norfolk Arts Center
305 North 5th
Norfolk NE

September 1– October 30, 2015
Beatrice Library
100 North 16th Street
Beatrice NE

January 1-30, 2016
Jewish Community Center
333 South 132nd Street
Omaha NE

February 2 – March 12, 2016
Hastings Museum
1330 North Burlington
Hastings, NE

August 15 – September 29, 2016
Stuhr Museum
3133 U.S. Highway #34
Grand Island NE

October 2-November 30, 2016
Nebraska History Museum
15th and P Streets
Lincoln NE
Organizers of quilting events are encouraged to send information to be published here to webmaster@nsqg.org.