Nebraska Quilting Events

Organizers of quilting events are encouraged to send information to be published here to webmaster@lincolnquiltersguild.org.

May 31 to August 15, 2015
Over 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 museum@sarpymuseum.org.

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.

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 15-17, 2015

Quilts in Bloom Flyer

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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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Links to other guilds and quilt related organizations in our area:

Nebraska State Quilt Guild - nsqg.org/
International Quilt Study Center - www.quiltstudy.org/
American Quilt Study Group -www.americanquiltstudygroup.org/
Omaha Quilters Guild -omahaquiltersguild.org/
Omaha Modern Quilt Guild - www.omqg.blogspot.com
Cottonwood Quilters - www.cottonwoodquilters.org
Braided River Quilt Guild - www.brquilters.org
Blue Valley Quilters - blue-valley-quilters.tripod.com
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