Threads Across Nebraska

October 8-9, 2021
Buffalo County Exposition Building

3807 Avenue N • Kearney, NE

Classes, Quilts & Vendors From Across Nebraska


If you have been asked to display a quilt at the show, please click here to submit an entry form.

Let’s try this again!! It is with optimism that we are planning Threads Across Nebraska 2021!

Our featured quilter this year is Scott A. Flanagan. Scott’s quilting journey spans more than 25 years; his quilt collection contains more than 150 quilts and he has made more than 300 quilts. He loves to make special quilts for family and friends, sometimes for no reason at all, partly for the joy it brings him and to see the reaction when the quilt is received.

His love of quilting started with his grandmother, but he comes from a family of crafters and woodworkers. Originally from Longmont, Colorado, Scott moved to Fremont, Nebraska, in August of 2003 to attend Midland Lutheran College. In 2007, he graduated from Midland with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. While in college, he took a part- time job at Country Traditions, and following graduation, he accepted a full- time position at the store.

In 2011, Scott started his own pattern design company, “4th and Main Designs by Scott Alan Flanagan”, and spends much of his free time designing quilt patterns for Quiltmaker, McCalls Quilting, and Fons & Porter. He loves the endless possibilities available when designing patterns and is excited when putting together a project that he has designed.

When asked what his favorite part of quilting is, his response sums it up, “All of it, from designing, to cutting, to piecing, to quilting, to binding. It is all part of the creative process and by skipping a step it feels as though part of the project is missing.”
We have many of the same vendors coming back from last year. A few vendors new to Threads are coming in addition to our familiar ones, so start saving your money! I am sure all of us will be ready to get out there and support our local quilt shops. We need to support the brick and mortar shops so we have the privilege of feeling the fabric and checking out the color! There is nothing worse that getting fabric we aren’t happy with when we order online!

Classes will once again be offered. There will be more information on those as the classes are lined up. If you have an idea or would like to teach, contact LeAnne Killion.

Threads Across Nebraska is a major fundraiser for the Nebraska State Quilt Guild. The profit from Threads Across Nebraska 2019 was $6000. NSQG supports the International Quilt Study Center with a donation of fifteen percent of our profit. Thanks for helping support the State Quilt guild and the Quilt House. Your efforts are appreciated by everyone.