Threads Across Nebraska 2019

October 11 & 12, 2019

Buffalo County Fairgrounds Expo Building

3807 Avenue N • Kearney, NE

Featured Quilter - Peg Pennell

Our featured quilter for this year is Peg Pennell.

Peg Pennell is a native Nebraskan. While enjoying all aspects of working with textiles, she is particularly attracted to quilts as the medium for expressing herself.

Peg began quilting in the 1970’s and has been teaching quilting skills to others for more than 25 years. She has won over 250 ribbons and awards, both locally and internationally, for her work. She enjoys teaching and sharing the joy of creating with others.

Much of Peg’s work is inspired by nature and wildlife. She loves learning a new skill and relishes the challenge of creating with complex construction techniques. She embellishes many of her quilts with hand stitching and beading. Peg works in many styles, loving the diversity quilting offers.

Peg is a recipient of the Golden Thread and Silver Thread award as well as being a Hall of Fame member with the Nebraska State Quilt Guild.


Click here for the registration form.

Friday 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - 90 min. - $25
Help! I can’t find it by Sandi Griepenstroh

Is your sewing space such chaos that you can’t find the things you need to work on among the clutter? Do you see the sewing studios in magazines and think, “I could never do that!” or “I wish my sewing room could be organized!” Do you wish that you could more effectively utilize the fabric that you have already purchased, or, even worse, stop buying duplicate rulers or tools because you forgot you already had that one? We have help!
Sandi Griepenstroh is an organizing marvel! She has literally been organizing since she was a child, and she loves nothing more than helping others with tips and tricks that she uses to keep her own sewing room organized and attractive so that she can keep the creative energy flowing and accomplish as much as possible in her space. Let her show you how she contains her scraps. She will also show you how Mari Kondo’s tidying system revolutionized the way she approached her larger pieces of fabric, and Sandi can teach you how to fold and store your fabric so that you can actually use what you have! She will share tips on ruler organization, kit containment, patterns, and more. Don’t miss it!

Friday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - 3 hr - $35
Quilting Design Drawing Class – by Lora Kennedy, Farmland Quilting (a vendor)

Learn how to look at your quilt top with the express purpose of the quilting design in mind. Learn what questions to ask about custom vs edge to edge or a combination, batting, thread, even the quilting machine -- long arm, mid arm, domestic or hand.
We will draw, and redraw, on our way to the best design for your top. Bring your quilt top and we will brainstorm quilting for your top!

Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - 90 min. - $25
Making Quilts Scrapalishous by Bonnie Kucera

Take your scrap quilts from Blah to Blam. You will see dozens of ways to use up those old scraps and make them pop.  You will understand the use of color and contrast and how they make or break scrap quilts. All supplies are provided. Walk ins are welcome. Don't forget to bring your camera.