2018 Heritage Needlework Guild 35th Annual Quilt & Needlework Show
Friday, September 21, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Preview Night)
Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 23, 10 a.m.—4 p.m.

The show’s theme this year is “Celebrating 35 years of re-working the traditional in new and different ways”. Bethel United Church of Christ is site of the event at 2400 Central Avenue, Nebraska City, NE. The church is handicap accessible with plenty of parking. Admission to the show is a suggested $5 donation at the door.

More than 200 pieces of needlework will be on display.  Items will include: bed quilts of various sizes; wall quilts; small quilts; table runner/topper (all including various techniques); needlework and needle art (including framed); wearable items; bag/purse; cloth doll; and bead work. Other pieces included in the show will be the Heritage Needlework Guild’s Challenge Category for 2018: UFO’s (unfinished objects, which include all categories).  The members have had a fun year completing projects that have been pushed to the side in their sewing areas.

Entries will be judged by the public during the show. Also, this year we will have on site demonstrations of various quilting and needlework activities during event hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Ann Bade of Nebraska City will be the featured quilter. She is a former bookkeeper who discovered quilting when she retired in 1987. She began teaching in 1998. She has taught at Quilt Nebraska and many quilt shops throughout the state as well as giving workshops for numerous guilds. Ann has won many awards, including Nebraska State Fair Best of Show in 2002. Best Wall Quilt, twice; Best Miniature three times; Best Hand Quilting twice; Best Crib Quilt and three ribbons at the National Quilt Show in Omaha. In 2002 Ann was awarded the “Silver Thread Award” from the Nebraska State Quilt Guild for achievement and contributions to the art of quilt making in Nebraska. She has been published in two issues of “Miniature Quilts” magazine and had two quilts published in “The Best of Miniature Quilts-Volume 2”. She also had a quilt published in the American Quilting Society calendar in 2000.

We are pleased to have a raffle quilt that was pieced by guild member Irene Fisher and machine quilted by guild member Pam Estrada of Fabric Fairie in Auburn, NE. The quilt is titled “Crossroads,” (a Sew Easy pattern by Tricia Gibbs) and the size is 79”x 86”. Tickets for the raffle quilt are $1 each or 7/$5. Tickets can be purchased during the show hours or from any Guild member.

Beautiful baskets full of “sewing goodies” will also be available as a raffle.  Members in our guild formed groups to prepare an irresistible basket based on a theme – maybe baby, Christmas, Huskers, etc.   Tickets are $1 each and they may be purchased during the show hours or you may want to place a bid on our Silent Auction items.  These are miniature quilts designed/pieced and quilted by a member of the guild.  Drawing for all items will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. and you do not need to be present to win.

Proceeds from the admission, raffle tickets and silent auction fund the Guild’s current community service project of providing pillows and pillow cases (handmade by members) for Head Start children (in counties represented by the membership). This is a continuation of the 2017 project which provided blankets to the same children. Proceeds also fund speakers at our monthly Guild programs.

The show is being held in conjunction with Nebraska City’s 50th Annual Applejack Festival.  This apple-themed tradition draws between 60,000 and 80,000 people annually to Nebraska City to celebrate the kickoff of the apple harvest.  Apple pie, apple cider, apple cider donuts, candy apples, caramel apples, apple fritters, apple salad. . .all of that and more can be found at all three of the local orchards.  The weekend also includes craft fairs, a parade, a classic car show, live music, and a 3-day carnival.  USA Today named Nebraska City’s AppleJack Festival as one of the Top Ten Fall Harvest Festivals in America!  Details about the 2018 AppleJack Festival can be found on the Nebraska City Tourism & Commerce website at GoNebraskaCity.com/festival.

The HNG was established in 1984. It is a non-profit organization. Our purpose is to contribute to the growth and knowledge of needlework techniques, textiles, patterns, and history by providing educational meetings, travel and fellowship. Our mission is to: preserve and promote information about needlework; sponsor and support activities related to needlework; encourage making, collecting, exhibiting and appreciating fine needlework; and, promoting recreation and friendship for the members. We invite you to be our guest at a meeting. We meet the 4th Tuesday of each month, except December. We gather at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church at 16th & 3rd Corso in Nebraska City, NE. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting and presentation begin at 7:00.

Contact person for the show is Pat Fiorese, (847) 687-9164,
Email:  a3ptkicker@sbcglobal.net

Heritage Needlework Guild, Nebraska City, NE
Website:  heritageneedleworkguild.org