Nebraska Quilting Events

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  • Through February 20, 2016

    "Ambiguity & Enigma: Recent Quilts by Michael James"
    International Quilt Study Center & Museum
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Through February 5, 2016

    “Red, White and Green All Over: Traditions and Variations of 19th Century Appliqué” in the Hillestad Gallery. Open 8:30-4, Monday-Friday. The Hillestad Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Home Economics Building on UNL’s East Campus, just north of 35th & Holdrege, Lincoln.
    This exhibition is curated by Holly Zemke. Holly is pursuing her Masters of Arts in Textile History and Quilt Studies at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Holly is the 2015 Lincoln Quilters Guild Scholarship Winner! The scholarship enabled her to travel to Pennsylvania and North Carolina to study and document regional differences in red and green quilts for her thesis project. Flowering red and green appliqué quilts emerged from the mid-nineteenth century confluence of English needlework traditions, Germanic folk art traditions and a relatively sudden abundance of American-manufactured cotton calico fabrics made afford- able to a newly-forming middle-class. Recognized by their stylized botanical motifs arranged in blocks and surrounded by wide borders of complimentary designs, the predominantly red and green quilts assimilated often startling variations of color and layout attributable to German and Scotts-Irish preferences.

  • Through November, 2016

    SAQA Architexture Exhibition

    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

  • March 19, 2016

    National Quilting Day 2016 - Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 19, 2016. Plans are in the works for a fabulous day at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln. This will be our 7th annual event sponsored by the Lincoln Quilters Guild and the Nebraska State Quilt Guild. Contact Sheila Green if you are able to volunteer during the day. This is an exciting year as the construction of the $7 million addition is complete and the museum’s galleries have expanded to double their previous size! Cuddle Quilts will be our featured Outreach Project. Other displays will include Hand Stitching, Improvisational Quilting, Men’s Quilts, tessellations. Our commercial exhibitors will have all the latest to show us!
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  • July 28 - 31, 2016

    QuiltNebraska 2016
    Celebrate the diversity of Nebraska. Located at the Cornhusker Hotel, Lincoln, NE; call for rooms at 866-706-7706. Quilt Challenge, Quilt History Day, National and Regional Teachers! Come and bring your friends! Chairs are Bonnie Kucera, Karen Ruwe and Kathy Murphy.

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

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

Museum Exhibition Schedule

Museum Calendar of Events

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

Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild -
Nebraska State Quilt Guild -
International Quilt Study Center -
American Quilt Study Group
Omaha Quilters Guild -
Omaha Modern Quilt Guild -
Cottonwood Quilters -
Braided River Quilt Guild -
Blue Valley Quilters -

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.