Welcome!The Lincoln Quilters Guild welcomes you to our “home” on the internet. You will find lots of information about the guild and our various activities by navigating through the sections of the site listed above. We hope you will enjoy browsing our site and will come visit us in person.
You will find the meeting dates and program details on our Meetings page. Classes are listed on the Classes page.
We meet at the College View Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 4015 S 49th St., Lincoln, NE. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm.
July Meeting Speaker
The July class with Sue Reich has been cancelled.
Monday, July 8, 2013
Happy Birthday America! Bicentennial and Centennial Quilts
I first learned to quilt as a child at my Grandmother Martin's farm in Crawford County, PA. Like many women in the 1970s, the celebration of our country's Bicentennial sparked my love for quilt-making and an interest in the history of quilts.
Shortly after settling in Connecticut in 1980, the Connecticut Quilt Search Project began. Alongside approximately fifty dedicated women, I documented and researched 3,000 plus quilts over six years, culminating in the publication of Quilts and Quiltmakers Covering Connecticut. That experience and my membership in the American Quilt Study Group became the spring board to more publications Quilting News of Yesteryear: 1,000 Pieces and Counting, Crazy as a Bed-Quilt, World War II Quilts, and Quiltings, Frolicks and Bees: One Hundred Years of Signature Quilts. Through presentations and exhibits, I have the opportunity to share my collections of World War II quilts, Flower Garden quilts, Signature quilts, Crazy quilts, Connecticut quilts, etc.
Learn about the popular quiltmaking at the time of our country's Centennial and Bicentennial celebrations through a PowerPoint presentation and trunk show