"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


March 18, 9 - 3

The 8th annual National Quilting Day event at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln is scheduled for Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Visitors to this FREE community event will enjoy free museum admission and tours of the current exhibitions, plus demonstrations, lectures and displays planned just for this day. Once again, lunch will be available for guests who want to spend the entire day at the Quilt House. Free parking is available in all University parking lots north of Quilt House, at 33rd & Holdrege, and across 33rd at Hardin Hall (including restricted lots).

You may choose to attend either the morning or the afternoon sessions, as both will offer an identical schedule of lectures and demonstrations. Lecture topics include: Care for your Sewing Machine by Paul of Sew Creative, "Quilt Japan" exhibition by Marin Hanson, National Parks quilts by Cynthia of Fiber Works, and the Nebraska 150 Quilt Competition.
Sit down, relax and enjoy this year’s informative programs!

Nebraska's Sesquicentennial will be celebrated with a display of all entries of the official NE 150 quilt competition, and recognition of the competition’s winners. Discover Nebraska, an outreach program to 4th graders, will also be featured. National Parks quilts, made by Fiber Works members to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Parks, have been traveling across the U.S. this past year with their final stop at Lincoln’s National Quilting Day event. Don’t miss this opportunity to see them before they go to their final destinations - the park each quilt portrays.

Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild members will demonstrate and show quilts featuring Up Cycling. Fiber Works members will demonstrate mono printing, a technique used in the Pauline Burbidge quilts on exhibit. Have your picture taken with our "Photo Frame!" and see quilt histories recorded live at Go Tell it at the Quilt Museum. Schedule a time to tell the story of your quilt - call Holly 919-395-5991. Collection Care in Action will be featured in our Conservation Workroom where guests can learn from volunteers and staff how the museum cares for textiles.

What's new in the quilting industry? Accuquilt, Aurifil & Handi Quilter, as well as local shops Calico House, Cosmic Cow and Sew Creative, will have all the latest machines and products for you to see.

Guests can tour the quilt exhibitions in the galleries: Quiltscapes by Pauline Burbidge, Quilt Japan: Selections from the 12th Quilt Nihon Exhibition, and Log Cabin Quilts by Luke Haynes, as well as view the Nebraska 150 Quilts and the National Parks quilts by Fiber Works members.

We hope that you will make plans to attend National Quilting Day 2017!

It's a Quilters Day Out!

Each of the three NSQG Regions periodically hosts a "Quilt Gathering", bringing a variety of quilt programs to all areas of the state. These programs give us the opportunity to reach out to all quilters, whether they are members or not, and share our love of this enduring art. This time, it's Region I hosting an event on April 29th. You'll find all the details on the event poster. (Click here for the full sized pdf version.)

Visit the Quilt Gatherings page to find out about other events we've hosted recently.

News …

QuiltNE 2017 Scholarship

The Nebraska State Quilt Guild will once again be offering scholarships to attend the QuiltNE 2017 Convention to be held July 27-30, 2017 at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 301 2nd Ave, Kearney, NE 68847
Details here.

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Barb Hinrichs, the winner of the 2016 raffle quilt, "Circles of Fun."

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.