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

Let’s Sew for Covid-19!

Many facilities across the state, including Bryan Hospital in Lincoln, are requesting we make masks, shoe covers and surgical hats. Tabitha is also in need of medical gowns.

Quilters have the 100% cotton firmly woven fabric and we all now have the time to make them during the quarantine. The general information sheet (see links to documents below) details how they can be donated at Bryan East, Lincoln. They provided sample patterns for the masks, shoe covers and surgical caps.  

We encourage you to donate in your community wherever they may be needed. Contact your local medical facilities to determine what they may need and what they are able to accept. Bryan, for instance, is not specific on the style of mask made, but other facilities may have preferences.

Info Specific to Bryan

Instead of dropping off finished items at Bryan, they are now being collected at Sheila Green's home (call 402-464-4040 for address) or at Cosmic Cow, 6136 Havelock in Lincoln -- Monday-Saturdays from 10:00-4:00.

Pattern Examples (or use your own)

Face Mask Pattern & Directions (to be worn alone or to cover the N95 or other filters)

Sheila Green is coordinating efforts in Lincoln. You may contact her at 402-440-3127 if you have questions, can donate supplies, or need supplies that others have donated. She has been reporting regularly on the Lincoln Quilters Guild Facebook page and on the NSQG Facebook page, so check there for the latest news.

If you are coordinating sewing for medical facilities in other parts of the state, and would like to share your contact information here, send an email to with the details.

National Quilting Day 2020 Goes "Virtual"

The International Quilt Museum has announced an alternative to the cancelled National Quilting Day event.

UPDATE: The recorded videos are now available to view at any time.

The International Quilt Museum is pleased to bring you Virtual National Quilting Day on Facebook and YouTube March 21, 2020.

Here's the post schedule (all times CDT):
9 a.m. -> "Why Study Quilts?" with Laura Chapman (lecture)
10 a.m. -> Behind-the-Scenes Mini-Tour
10:30 a.m. -> Let's Make Scherenschnitte (demo & activity)
11 a.m. -> "Old World Quilts: Exhibiting Rare Textiles" with Jonathan Gregory (lecture)
12 p.m. -> "Caring for Your Old Quilts" with Sarah Walcott (lecture)
1 p.m. -> Make Your Own Webby (activity)
1:30 p.m. -> Three-Gallery Tour
2 p.m. -> "World Quilts" with Marin Hanson (lecture)
3 p.m. -> Inside the Photo Studio with Jamie Swartz and Sarah Walcott (demo)
4 p.m. -> "Building the IQM Collection" with Carolyn Ducey (lecture)

These videos and downloads will be available in our Facebook and YouTube archives during and after the posted times.

Thank you to our National Quilting Day Sponsors: Lincoln Quilters Guild, Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild, Nebraska State Quilt Guild, AccuQuilt, Aurifil, Handi Quilter, Bernina Sewing Center, Cosmic Cow, Sew Creative, and the International Quilt Museum.

News …

NSQG 2020 Award Nominations Needed!

Now is the time to honor individuals and groups for their unselfish contributions to their guild and quilting community. You know who they are so let’s make the QuiltNebraska 2020 Awards Ceremony a memorable event for those who have “not only continued, but advanced the fine art of quilting these past 35 years”. Let’s recognize their efforts in promoting quilting at this year’s QuiltNebraska in Seward, Nebraska.

Check the Awards page on this site to read about  the various awards given, as well as lists of previous winners.
The nomination form can be found here.
Deadline for nominations is April 30, 2020.

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.