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Quilting on the Frontier: Celebrating 150 years of the Homestead Act

A new quilt exhibit is now open at the Nebraska History Museum. Quilting On The Frontier: Celebrating 150 Years of the Homestead Act recognizes early Nebraska homesteaders through quilts. The exhibit incorporates historic images and objects to illustrate life on … Continue reading

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New Quilt Exhibit at the Nebraska History Museum

A new quilt exhibit is now open at the Nebraska History Museum.  “Quilting for a Cause: Nebraska’s Fundraising Quilts”  features 15 quilts that were used in fundraising efforts from the Civil War to present day. Quilts displayed were made to … Continue reading

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The Filley Ladies Aid Society Fundraising Quilt

  Recently, I’ve begun researching fundraising quilts. Many typical fundraising quilts have names stitched or inked all over the front.  This quilt, however, is quite unique and I thought I would share it with you.  This beautiful crazy quilt was a … Continue reading

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A Feedsack Quilt, A Doll, and a New Online Exhibit

   People commonly think of sewing with feed sack fabric as a Depression-era practice. In fact, thrifty stitchers had been doing this since the late 1800s. Necessities such as flour, cornmeal, salt, sugar, and animal feed came in cotton sacks. … Continue reading

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Colors of the Season

Red and green are colors traditionally associated with the Christmas holiday.  They are also common on quilts made during our country’s colonial era and during the colonial revival of the early 1900s.  The Nebraska State Historical Society’s quilt collection features … Continue reading

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We Love Quilts! Part 3

Back in March I blogged about the opening of a new quilt exhibit called Beauty in Hard Times:  Depression Era Quilts in Nebraska.  I mentioned that this exhibit will run for two years and the quilts will change every six months.  Well, six months are … Continue reading

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We Love Quilts, Part 2

Last time I blogged I talked about how much we love quilts–here’s more proof.  We’ve just opened a new exhibit called Beauty in Hard Times:  Depression Era Quilts in Nebraska.  This exhibit will run for two years and the quilts … Continue reading

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We love quilts!

  OK, I’ll say it–here at the Nebraska History Museum, we love quilts! It’s not surprising, is it, considering Nebraska’s rich quilting heritage and active quilting communities? We are always dreaming up new quilt exhibits, looking forward to the next … Continue reading

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