NATIONAL QUILTING DAY 2017
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!