Every year, the Nebraska State Quilt Guild presents awards to groups and/or individuals that have made significant contributions to the art of quilt making in the state.
The award categories are:Hall of Fame –
Lifetime achievement and signiﬁcant contributions to the heritage and lore of quilts and quilt making in the state of Nebraska.
Golden Thread –
Consistent efforts and great contributions to the art of quilt making in the state of Nebraska.
Silver Thread –
Recent achievements and contributions to the art of quilt making in the state of Nebraska.
Radiant Star –
“Outstanding Deed Well Done”
Variable Star –
Celebrates the diversity of quilts in Nebraska and recognizes a noteworthy individual contribution to the heritage of quilt making in the state of Nebraska.
Friendship Star -
Bringing Friends Together! This is an automatic award given to the chairperson(s) of QuiltNebraska and awarded the same year of the convention that they chair; the countless hours of planning and coordinating and endless list of tasks to make our conventions wonderful and a memorable time. No nominations are required.Outstanding Nebraska State Quilt Guild
- This award is designed for a Quilt Guild in Nebraska that performs above and beyond the regular duties of a Quilt Guild. They must perform an ongoing special project(s) or a one time major project to better their guild and their Community. A nominating Quilt Guild must be in existence for at least 5 years. It can be different community causes supported, but something that is done every year. At least one nomination letter must come from the community group that the Guild is bene ting. Rather than a medal to the winning Quilt Guild, a plaque will be awarded. A Guild may only receive the award once and commit to continuing support to their community.
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to nominate someone for an award.
2017 Awards Report
The 2017 Radiant Star award went to Terry Paulsen for all her hard work for QNE 2016 and making samples for her local quilt shop.
Joyce Kingsley received the Variable Star award. She rarely misses her guild meetings and has made many Quilts of Valor for Veterans in her area. She also visits the 4th grade class and helps them make a small quilt. She is also a Team-mates member.
LaVonne Dunetts received the Golden Thread award for all her work at Threads Across Nebraska. She makes many charity quilts for Hospice House, Habitat for Humanity and Camp Carol Joy Holling, just to name a few.
Denise Waibel-Rycek, Rita Weber and Leslie Martin received the Friendship Star award for all their hard work for QNE 2017.
Dr. Carol Falk was a Hall of Fame recipient. She believed there was room in quilting for many different talents from simplest to hardest and traditional to contemporary. She passed away in 2009 and two of her quilts have been accepted to the International Quilt Study. She was also a member of the James Gang.
Outstanding Quilt Guild, a new award this year, went to the Panhandle Quilt Guild. This guild has a membership currently of 93 and has organized two QNE’s. They have two retreats a year plus five to six Saturdays a year with meetings in the morning and workshops in the afternoon. They meet in different towns as members travel over 60 miles to attend.
Thank you to all the Awards Committee for working on this project and selecting the award recipients from all the nominees.Submitted by Shirley Spence, Awards Chairman