Thursday, February 16, 2012

National Quilting Day 2012

National Quilting Day 2012 will be held Saturday, March 17, third annual FREE community event at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Once again, visitors will enjoy free museum admission, demonstrations, lectures, and tours of the museum’s quilt exhibitions.  The museum will be open from 8am to 4pm.  There will be continuous demonstrations and lectures from 9am to 3pm on all three floors of the museum.  Attendance has exceeded 750 visitors each year, including 58 guests from 16 states, plus Germany!  The event is organized and sponsored by the Lincoln Quilters Guild and the Nebraska State Quilt Guild.  Handi Quilter and Sew Creative of Lincoln are this year’s commercial sponsors, providing demonstrations throughout the day. 
On the first floor, very popular lectures will include:
·        The making of the Nebraska State Quilt Guild Raffle Quilt by its makers (9:00 and 10:00)
·        Chris Taylor "Inspired by Fabric” (9:30 and 10:30)
·        Diane Harris of Quiltmaker Magazine (11:30 and 12:30)  
·        Dr. Julia Reed, Physical Therapist (12:00 and 1:00)

The museum's second floor will feature Surface Design Technique demonstrations given by a fiber arts group, friends and University of Nebraska Graduate students.  Visitors will have an opportunity to sign blocks and learn all about Quilts of Valor.  Handi Quilter and Sew Creative will also provide demonstrations.  Museum guests can tour the quilt exhibitions in the galleries, Jean Ray Laury: Getting It All Together, Tribute to Ardis James, and What's in a Name?  Inscribed Quilts.  We will also have an exhibition of "Modern" quilts, the first exhibit in Nebraska!

On the third floor, there will be demonstrations on hand sewing techniques and a hands-on activity, "Let's Learn How to Piece a Quilt."  Beginning adult quilters will have an opportunity to learn all the basics (cutting, machine piecing) from our volunteers.

The Lincoln Quilters Guild is "Dedicated to Promoting and Preserving the Art of Quiltmaking."  We invite you to join us for National Quilting Day 2012 at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, 33rd & Holdrege, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Submitted by Sheila Green, National Quilting Day 2012 Chair

Updates available at:  Lincoln Quilters Guild website:
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  1. Thanks Alycia!! You are a gem for all you for QOV staff and our veterans!!