Nebraska State Quilt Guild

Nebraska State Quilt Guild

"The purpose of the Nebraska State Quilt Guild shall be to gather together those individuals who share the common bond of a love for the quilter's art. This bond being one not exclusive to the makers of quilts, but inclusive of those who find interest and worth in the collection and preservation of our fiber arts and heritage. Nor shall there be an exclusion of contemporary work for truly, this is the formation of history and heirlooms for future generations."

- Article II of the Nebraska State Quilt Guild By-Laws
"Double Framed and Flying"
NSQG 2020 Raffle Quilt


March 21, 9 - 4

The 11th annual National Quilting Day event at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln will be held Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This FREE community event for all ages includes free museum admission, demonstrations, lectures, displays, and access to the current exhibitions.  

Free parking is available in all University parking lots north of Quilt House, 33rd & Holdrege, and across 33rd at Hardin Hall (including restricted lots).  

A la carte lunch available for purchase for those who want to spend the entire day at the Quilt House.


Our popular lectures are offered both morning and afternoon.
10 am & 1 pm 
"Old World Quilts,” Dr. Jonathan Gregory
10:30 am & 1:30 pm 
Internet Quilting by Megan Patent-Nygren
11:00 am & 2 pm 
Genealogical Task Force, International Quilt Museum
11:30 am & 2:30 pm 
Trunk Show, Susan Minchow
Sit down, relax and enjoy this year’s informative programs!  

  • You will want to see the ”Old World Quilts” exhibit which features many never before exhibited quilts, the oldest (1600-1800) in the museum’s collection!  
  • In addition to our popular demonstrations of techniques used in the quilts in the galleries, there will be take home activities for the entire family and handwork demonstrations. You can make a felt needle case (inspired by Old World Quilts) or create a mini art textile (inspired by Dianna Harrison: Traces in Cloth).  
  • Cuddle Quilts is our featured community outreach program. We will showcase a large display of these quilts that are given away through local social service organizations. Visit with some of the makers in a workshop. 
  • Have your picture taken with our "Photo Frame!”  
  • Collection Care in Action will be featured in our Conservation Workroom where guests can learn from volunteers and staff how the museum cares for textiles.
  • What's new in the quilting industry?  AccuQuilt, Aurifil & Handi Quilter, as well as local shops Bernina Sewing Center, Cosmic Cow, and Sew Creative, will have all the latest machines and products for you to see.
Guests can tour the quilt exhibitions in the galleries:
Old World Quilts
Studio Champloo
New Views
Diana Harrison: Traces in Cloth
Fiber Works: Cyanotype
and Rumi O’Brien: Absolutely Japanese, Absolutely American.
We hope that you will make plans to attend National Quilting Day 2020!

Sponsors: Lincoln Quilters Guild, Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild, Nebraska State Quilt Guild and businesses: AccuQuilt, Aurifil, Handi Quilter, Bernina Sewing Center, Cosmic Cow, Sew Creative

Updates & additional details on our websites and Face book pages:
International Quilt Study Center & Museum:
Lincoln Quilters Guild:
Nebraska State Quilt Guild:
Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild:

Click on a flyer for the pdf.

News …

QuiltNE 2020 Scholarship

The Nebraska State Quilt Guild will once again be offering scholarships to attend the QuiltNE 2020 Convention to be held July 24-26, 2020 at the Holiday Inn, 110 Second Avenue, Kearney, NE 68847
In order to qualify for the scholarship, the following rules have been established:
1.  The QuiltNE 2020 Scholarship is available to those 18 years and older.
2.  You may not have attended a QuiltNE Convention prior to 2020.
3.  Your name can be submitted by yourself or another.
4.  A brief write-up of the nominee should be submitted along with your name, phone          number and address by March 1, 2020.
5.  Winners will be selected at the March board meeting.
6.  The QuiltNE 2020 Scholarship covers half the tuition for classes and meals.  It does not cover lodging or any additional items.
Nominations can be sent to Sharon Strong, 2204 Estes Lane, Fremont, NE. 68025

Hotel Reservations for QNE 2020

Reservations for QuiltNebraska 2020 at the Kearney Holiday Inn can now be made from 8-5, Monday thru Friday, at 308-237-8806 or 308-234-2212.

Quilting Events

Be sure to check our Quilting Events page for a list of quilt shows and other related events scheduled throughout the state or surrounding areas. If you are an organizer of a quilting event, here's how you can add your event to the list.