Quilting Events

Nebraska Events

April 19, 2014
Quilting celebrities Mary Ann and Mary Fons will present “Beyond the Binding: Everyday Quilts, Extraordinary Quilters” at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. Details can be found in the article on the right side of this page.

April 26, 2014
NSQG District III Quilt Gathering will be held at the Grand Generation Center, 410 W 9th, Cozad NE on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:30 - 3 pm (coffee and registration is 9 - 9:30 am). This event is free and open to the public. (Lunch will be available for purchase). Click here for the flyer.

June 1 - August 16, 2014
Great Sarpy Quilt Exhibit Opens. More than 80 quilts will be on display at the Sarpy County Museum in Bellevue, Nebraska from June 1st to August 16th, 2014. This annual show features both historic and modern quilts created by or owned by Sarpy County residents. Visitors can pick up a self-guided tour program to learn the story behind each quilt.

The Great Sarpy County Quilt Exhibit, “Depression to Digital: Celebrating 80 Years of Quilting,” will begin with a Trunk Show featuring Marjean Sargent, June 1 from 2 - 4 pm. Sargent will discuss the history and design of crazy quilts. Refreshments will be served.

Other events planned to coincide with the show include Saturday afternoon demonstrations and a quilt raffle. The 2014 raffle quilt, “Sarpy Stars,” is a queen-sized, red, white and blue original design by award-winning quilter Dorothy Muse. Tickets are available at the museum. For more information, to reserve a group tour or to learn more about events during the quilt show, go to www.sarpymuseum.org or contact the Sarpy County Museum, 402-292-1880 or info@sarpycountymuseum.org. Hours are 10 am - 4 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission to the museum is free, but donations are always welcome.

June 19 -21, 2014
Omaha Quilt Guild Annual Show - June 19, 20, 21, 2014. “A Feathered Affair” La Vista Conference Center, 12520 Westport Pkwy., La Vista NE. If you have questions contact: Nancy Peters: 402-597-1155.

June 28 - 29, 2014
"The Magic of Quilts" Quilt Show presented by the Plainsman Museum and the Nimble Thimble Quilt Guild, featuring 40 Hoffman Challenge winning quilts and quilts made by the guild.
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday 1pm - 5 pm
$5.00 admission
Plainsman Museum, 210 16th St (Hwy 14), Aurora NE

July 10 - 12, 2014
Lincoln Quiltfest 2014: "Colors From The Prairie,” will be held at St. Mark’s United Methodist, 84 & Pioneers, Lincoln. Presented by Lincoln Quilters Guild. For details: www.LincolnQuiltersGuild.org.

July 24 - 27, 2014
QNE, QuiltNebraska 2014 “Ridin' the Rails” is coming to North Platte, Nebraska on July 24 - 27, 2014. Check out the QuiltNebraska website for convention information.

October 10 & 11, 2014
The 10th Annual “Threads Across Nebraska” will be held at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney, Nebraska on October 10th and 11th, 2014.
Sandra Anderson is our featured quilter.
For more information, download the show brochure.

October 17-18, 2014
'Quilters Journal' Quilt Show
Presented by Prairie Piecemakers Quilt and Needlework Guild
Featured Quilter and Fiber Artist: Lila Launer
Friday, October 17: 9am-8pm
Saturday, October 18: 9am-4pm
Quilt Display, Vendors, Raffle Quilt, Quilter's Cafe', Country Store and Mini-Raffle.
Fremont City Auditorium
929 N. Broad St., Fremont, NE

Online Quilt Database

Nebraska History Museum, 15th & P Streets, Lincoln, NE The Nebraska State Historical Society’s collection of over 400 Nebraska quilts are now searchable and available for viewing on the web through an online database. Just type “quilt” into the search box to see all the items or enter more specific terms depending on your needs.
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Fons Event to Benefit IQSCM

Quilting celebrities Mary Ann and Mary Fons will present “Beyond the Binding: Everyday Quilts, Extraordinary Quilters” at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum on Saturday, April 19, 3PM. A reception will follow the lecture.

Proceeds will benefit the programs of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum (IQSCM). The event is sponsored by the Friends of the IQSCM. Tickets are $30 each for the lecture only and $50 for the lecture and reception and are available at www.iqscfriends.org or by calling (402) 423-6356. IQSCM is located at 1523 North 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE (33rd and Holdrege).

Please note: The lecture will be held at IQSCM. Earlier publicity gave another location, but the venue was later changed.
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Co-hosts of the popular PBS series “Fons and Porter Love of Quilting”, avid quilters Marianne Fons and her daughter Mary Fons use colorful multimedia to present unusual quilts made by mostly unknown quilters from the past, examining just what makes each work exceptional.

Marianne Fons, with her partner Liz Porter, co-edited the magazine Fons and Porter Love of Quilting. Its popularity led to the creation of the television series of the same name in 1995. When Liz Porter retired, Mary joined her mother as co-hostess. A professional writer and performer based in Chicago, Mary also hosts Quilty, an online show offered weekly on QNNtv.com. Targeted primarily to the beginner quilter, Quilty offers instruction, guidance, and inspiration to those who want to learn to make a quilt, whatever their age or experience level. In 2012, Mary became editor of Quilty magazine (New Track Media), which quickly met with critical and commercial acclaim.

The Friends of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum is a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to supporting Quilt House by raising awareness and funding for programming. More information at iqscfriends.org or quiltstudy.org.
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Standing Activities: Free with admission
Tuesday - Saturday: Guided tour of Exhibitions, 11:00 AM
Saturday: Guided tour of Exhibitions, 1:00 PM

1523 North 33rd Street Lincoln, NE
(33rd and Holdrege)

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sunday 1:00– 4:00 PM
Closed Mondays and University Holidays

Regular admission:
Members FREE
Adult $6
Student (with school ID) $3
Child (5-18 years of age) $3
Child (4 and under) FREE
Family (up to 2 adults and their children or grandchildren) $12
UNL Student (with UNL ID) FREE
UNL Faculty/Staff (with UNL ID) FREE
For more information please visit www.quiltstudy.org or call (402) 472-6549.

Museum Exhibition Schedule

Museum Calendar of Events

You'll find more IQSC information at www.quiltstudy.org.

Calling All Small Groups!

The International Quilt Study Center & Museum invites Guild members and their friends to participate in Quilts for Community. In Quilts for Community, we provide your group members with a space to meet and work, free museum admission for the day and signage to explain your group’s purpose. In exchange, IQSCM visitors will have the benefit of observing quilting and quiltmaking activities first hand and up close.

Individuals or small groups are also invited to participate in Open Sew. Open Sew gives quilters a beautiful, open space to work while meeting new friends.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please give us a call at 402-472-6549.
Organizers of quilting events are encouraged to send information to be published here to webmaster@nsqg.org.