"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
"Scarlet Sampler" - the NSQG 2017 Raffle Quilt

Nebraska 150 Quilt Competition

“Inspired by Nebraska’s Diversity”

A Signature Event of the NE 150


The Nebraska 150 Quilt Competition is endorsed by the Nebraska 150 Commission as a "Signature Event!" There were 37 entries from Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Michigan and Maryland. The judges were Nebraska’s 1st Lady, Susanne Shore (NE 150 Commission), Dr. Carolyn Ducey (IQSCM) and Dianne Thomas (NSQG).


The first prize quilt maker, Dorothy Heidemann-Nelson of Lincoln won $1,000 from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum and her quilt will be a part of the museum’s permanent collection. The Nebraska State Quilt Guild provided $300 prize for the 2nd place quilt made by Lynn Greer of Edgar, NE and $200 for 3rd place awarded to Marilyn Rembolt of Lincoln.

60 guests attended a luncheon at Quilt House on Saturday, February 18 when winners were revealed.

Sheila Green, Chair Nebraska 150 Quilt Competition

Click here to see all 37 entries and their stories in a pdf.

Click here for photos of the quilts in a placemat layout. (pdf)

Display Travel Schedule

Jan 17-Feb. 25 
IQSCM, Lincoln, Beavers Gallery all entries displayed
February 18 
IQSCM luncheon to reveal winners
Feb 29 – Mar 16 
Nebraska History Museum
March 18  
IQSCM National Quilting Day, IQSCM, Lincoln
April 20-22 
NE Fed. Women’s Club State Convention, Seward
May 1-31 
Prairie Art Center, North Platte
June 22-24  
Omaha Quilt Show, LaVista Conference Center, Omaha
July 1-22 
Seward, Civic Center for 4th of July
July 27-30
QuiltNebraska, Kearney
Aug 8-25  
Cozad Wilson Public Library
Aug 26-Sept 3  
Stuhr Museum, Grand Island, during NE State Fair
Sept. 8- 29 
Morton-James Library, Kimmel Gallery, NE City Applejack Festival
Oct.12-14 
Threads Across Nebraska, Kearney
Oct. 21-22 
Seward Sesquicentennial Quilt Show
Oct 26-28 
Cottonwood Quilt Show, Elkhorn
Oct. 30-Nov. 15  
Clarkson Public Library, Clarkson

Travel dates and locations are subject to change.


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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.