Nebraska Quilting Events

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

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.

Regional Quilting Events

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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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