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
"Nebraska Prairie Wedding"
NSQG 2019 Raffle Quilt

Threads Across Nebraska 2018

October 12 & 13, 2018

Are you entering a quilt? 

Featured Quilter - Sandi McMillan

Sandi McMillan sewed clothing before discovering the world of quilting, with the purchase in 1988 of Mary Ellen Hopkins book, It’s OK to Sit On My Quilt. It was soon evident that her other sewing and the running of her fabric shop, Sandi’s Sew Inn, was taking too much of her quilting time. So, in 1993 she sold the shop to devote more time to her new sewing passion. She traveled to take workshops and learn new quilting techniques which she later taught in lectures and workshops. She enjoys nearly all aspects of quilting, her favorite is hand appliqué and machine quilting. She was inducted into the Nebraska State Quilt Guild Hall of Fame in 2013.

Sandi will be sharing many of her national award winning quilts along with her Nebraska State Fair Best of Shows at Threads Across Nebraska.


The cost of these classes will be $25 for a 90 minute class, $35 for a 3 hr class. The admission fee will be paid when class registration is paid. Upon registration each person will get a confirmation and a pass getting them into the show. On Saturday the half day class participants will be allowed to enter early.
The registration form is here.

Class Descriptions

Friday 10:00-11:30
Beginning Machine Quilting By Peg Spradlin

Learn the basics of machine quilting in this class. Peg will bring a sampling of her quilts and talk about battings, threads, and needles and how they affect the  nal look and feel of your quilt. She’ll show a variety of methods used to mark your tops for quilting and how to baste the quilt once it’s marked. This class is geared toward beginners and any quilter who would like to learn new tricks.

Friday 1:00-2:30
Foundation pieced Stained Glass Quilts By Mary Lou Kerr
Learn to create the beauty of a stained glass quilt using narrow leading strips. Many patterns and the color of fabric can make your quilt striking. Mary Lou will have three different stained glass quilts to show. She will also show the many different colors that can be used in your quilt.

Saturday 9:00-12:00
Funky Fun NecklaceBy Kay Grimminger and Pat Ochsner
Come and enjoy this jewelry class and wear your completed project home. We will provide the cord, beads, crochet hook and instruction. You don’t need to know how to is asimple chain.This necklace will be your go to piece that you can wear with lots in your wardrobe.Kit $10


See Us on Facebook
Whether or not you attended QuiltNebraska 2018, you're sure to enjoy some of the terrific pictures of the event we have on our Facebook page.

Raffle Quilt
One of the highlights every year is the raffle quilt drawing.  This year's winner is Rita Weber of Kearney. Congratulations, Rita!
"Nebraska’s Bright Stars" - 2018 Raffle Quilt

See You Next Year?
As QuiltNebraska 2018 wrapped up, the early plans for 2019 were announced. Check out the QuiltNebraska website for more details.
You will find more information about options for room reservations here, on the QuiltNebraska website.

REMINDER:  If you gave us a check for dorm room reservations, we have NOT lost it.  We are holding them until after November 1st to deposit.  You should see them come through during the month of November.

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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.