Nebraska State Quilt Guild

Nebraska State Quilt Guild

"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
NSQG 2021 Raffle Quilt

News …

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Keri Wheeler, winner of the Nebraska State Quilt Guild 2020 raffle quilt!

Keri is from Kenesaw, Nebraska and was co-chair of QuiltNebraska 2019.

The quilt was presented by LeeAnn Meduna.

Threads Across Nebraska 2020 Canceled

A Message from LeAnne Killion, Threads Across Nebraska chair:

It is with a heavy heart that we announce Threads Across Nebraska 2020, October 9-10, has been canceled. I am aware, we are still 5 months out from the event and many things could change. While anticipating that we will still have the suggested mask wearing and 6 ft social distancing, we are concerned about accommodating social distancing and sterilizing to keep areas sanitized.

The decision was not made lightly. We took into consideration the need to have people attend the show, the inability to do our spring call for quilts to the state guilds and the concern of the health of all the attendees, volunteers and our vendors. We felt we needed to protect the health of all concerned and will be canceling the event for fall 2020.

Scott Alan Flanagan is planning on being the featured quilter at next year’s Threads Across Nebraska to be held on October 8-9, 2021. We hope to have all our vendors back! There will be classes offered as well.  So, mark the date on your calendars and save your money!!

Thanks for understanding and hope to see everyone soon.

Let’s Sew for Covid-19!

Many facilities across the state, including Bryan Hospital in Lincoln, are requesting we make masks, shoe covers and surgical hats. Tabitha is also in need of medical gowns.

Quilters have the 100% cotton firmly woven fabric and we all now have the time to make them during the quarantine. The general information sheet (see links to documents below) details how they can be donated at Bryan East, Lincoln. They provided sample patterns for the masks, shoe covers and surgical caps.  

We encourage you to donate in your community wherever they may be needed. Contact your local medical facilities to determine what they may need and what they are able to accept. Bryan, for instance, is not specific on the style of mask made, but other facilities may have preferences.

Info Specific to Bryan

Instead of dropping off finished items at Bryan, they are now being collected at Sheila Green's home (call 402-464-4040 for address) or at Cosmic Cow, 6136 Havelock in Lincoln -- Monday-Saturdays from 10:00-4:00.

Pattern Examples (or use your own)

Face Mask Pattern & Directions (to be worn alone or to cover the N95 or other filters)
Tabitha Gowns - (Barbara Caron has shared her Hospital Gown Construction Tips)

Sheila Green is coordinating efforts in Lincoln. You may contact her at 402-440-3127 if you have questions, can donate supplies, or need supplies that others have donated. She has been reporting regularly on the Lincoln Quilters Guild Facebook page and on the NSQG Facebook page, so check there for the latest news.

If you are coordinating sewing for medical facilities in other parts of the state, and would like to share your contact information here, send an email to with the details.