In 1992, the Nebraska State Quilt Guild (NSQG) sponsored a wall quilt competition to celebrate 125 years of statehood. Following this tradition, the NSQG created the sesquicentennial wall quilt competition titled Inspired by Nebraska’s Diversity. Participants submitted 24” by 24” wall quilts designed with the theme in mind. Cash awards were presented to the top three quilts. Lincoln resident Dorothy Heidemann-Nelson’s won first place honors for her piece, Nebraska: The Land And The People. Finishing second and third, respectively, were Lynn Greer of Edgar with Nebraska Beginnings and Beyond and Marilyn Rembolt of Lincoln with If Only the Bugeaters Could See Nebraska Now. All 35 entries were displayed at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in January. Following that exhibit, the three winning quilts, along with five quilts that earned honorable mention, toured the state.


Jan 17-Feb. 25    IQSCM, Lincoln, Beavers Gallery  all entries displayed

February 18        IQSCM luncheon to reveal winners

Feb 29 – Mar 16   Nebraska History Museum

March 18            IQSCM National Quilting Day, IQSCM, Lincoln

April  20-22       Nebraska Federation of Women’s Club State Convention, Seward Civic Center, Seward

May  1-31          Prairie Art Center,  North Platte

June  22-24        Omaha Quilt Show, LaVista Conference Center, Omaha

July  1-22           Seward, Civic Center for 4th of July

July 27-30          QuiltNebraska, Kearney

Aug  8-25           Cozad  Wilson Public Library

Aug 26-Sept 3   Stuhr Museum, Grand Island,  during NE State Fair

Sept.  8- 29        Morton-James Public Library, Kimmel Gallery, NE City Applejack Festival will be Sept 15-17.

Oct.12-14           Threads Across Nebraska, Kearney 

Oct. 21-22           Seward Quilt Show

Oct 26-28            Cottonwood Quilt Show, Elkhorn

Oct. 30-Nov. 15   Clarkson Public Library, Clarkson

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