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Final Vote Time!

Final 2018 Theme Vote!!

Please vote by Friday, September 22nd.

Selection will be announced after call is written.


It’s Auction Time!!

This is the corrected version.

It is time for the 2017 Benefit Auction!!

The Auction will kick off at 2pm ET (3pmCT) on September 15 with Diamond Day Bidding – early bird opportunity to purchase ANY quilt for $1000.00.

Listed below are Nebraska members who have 12×12 pieces i the auction and the section it is located.

Section#1 (Sept. 18-24)

Shea Wilkinson, Chris Taylor, Elaine Jones, Dori Settles, Peg Pennell, Cynthia Parry

Section#2 (Sept. 25-Oct.1)

Jane Haworth, Joanne Alberda, Cindy Brendzel, Karen Hansen, Marcia O’Donovan, Dorothy Heidemann-Nelson, Rhonda Baldwin, Tracey Herre

Section #3 (Oct.2-8)

Cindy Erickson, Cynthia Levis, Linda Frost, Marilyn Rembolt, Shelly Burge, Jackie Stoaks, Roberta Price Willet, Debo Hysack

**** Make sure you vote for your favorite this coming week on the NEW Survey Monkey with the top 5 names for our next Nebraska SAQA Show*******

New Venues added for SAQA “Passages” Exhibition:

March1 – April 30 2018 Lauritzen Gallery Omaha NE.

June 1 – 30 2018 Meadowlark Gallery Grant NE.

Cynthia Levis

Meeting Dates 2017 and IQSC Calendar

Group Photo:

As our region is being featured on the SAQA blog soon, they would like some photos of our members. We were not too successful with coming up with too many, but we do have an opportunity at the conference to meet up for a photo.

If everyone who is coming to the conference will send me a quick email to let me know they are attending, I will try to hook us up with Jayne Gaskins, the author of the article. Here are her thoughts about getting a photo at the conference.

“I was thinking that, if NE is meeting somewhere, it would be a great opportunity for a group shot – maybe in front of the Passages exhibit? It would give us a group visual and would be a nice way to say “Thanks for coming to Nebraska!” If so, please let me know when and where so I can show up with my camera.”

I would like to try to make this happen, so if you are attending the conference, or will be in Lincoln I will try to set a time to get the photo. I know we are touring the museum during the conference and perhaps we can do it then. I will let you know after I hear back from those who will be attending or in the area.

Email me directly at: to let me know. Thanks!!


Remaining Quarterly Meetings for 2017

We will be moving a bit west for our meetings for the rest of the year. Below find the locations for the remaining 3 quarterly meetings. We will NOT be meeting at the Millard library in November but rather at the IQSCM.


  • Saturday, June 10 – SAQA Meeting at Great Plains Art Museum address: 1155 Q Street Lincoln NE. The meeting room is reserved for 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. We will be able to tour SAQA Deeply Rooted at the end of the meeting


  • Saturday, September 9 – SAQA Meeting at International Quilt Study Center Museum Address: 1523 North 33rd Street Lincoln NE. The meeting room is reserved for 11:00 am -2:00 pm


  • Saturday, November 18 – SAQA Meeting at International Quilt Study Center Museum Address: 1523 North 33rd Street Lincoln NE. The meeting room is reserved for 11:00 am -2:00 pm


Below find the IQSCM schedule for upcoming 2017 workshops and exhibits. Also be sure to check their calendar on a regular basis to see if any new workshops are being offered.
Upcoming IQSCM Workshops

“Hearing the Quiet: Soft Focus Painted Fabrics Workshop” with Linda Colsh

Sunday, June 11, 2017

9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Wool Rug Hooking with Polly Minick

Sunday, June 11, 2017

12-4 p.m.


“My Doll and I Get Groovy” by Sheila Green

Saturday, June 17, 2017

10 a.m.-Noon or 1:30-3:30 p.m.


“Featherweight Frenzy” & Nova Montgomery by Friends of the IQSCM

Thursday, June 22

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.


“Featherweight Frenzy” & Nova Montgomery by Friends of the IQSCM

Saturday, June 24

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.


“When Quilts Speak” with World of Quilts Travel

Thursday, August 10-Saturday, August 12, 2017


Barn Quilt Painting Workshop with Suzi Parron

Sunday, August 13, 2017

12-4 p.m.


To register for one of these workshops call 402-472-6549.


Upcoming IQSCM Exhibitions

The International Quilt Study Center & Museum’s exhibition calendar is full of new and exciting shows that highlight traditional quilts from our collection and others as well as those made by contemporary quilters and artists.

Additional programming is in the works, but here is an overview of some of the shows you can expect to see in the coming months:


Sacred Scraps: Quilt and Patchwork Traditions of Central Asia

May 12-October 15, 2017


Off the Grid: The Bill Volckening Collection

May 26 – August 27, 2017


Regarding Nebraska by Elizabeth Ingraham

June 2-September 17, 2017


Quilts by Edyta Sitar

July 11-October 8, 2017


Block by Block

August 4 – December 2, 2017


Small Talk by the Art Quilt Group

August 31 – December 2, 2017


Art Quilts by Erica Waaser

September 22 – December 5, 2017


Leather Quilts by Cathy Wiggins

October 10, 2017 – January 6, 2018


Expanding the Collection: New Acquisitions

October 27, 2017 – January 6, 2018



Lots of information, but lots to see and do for you!!

Hope to see some of you at the conference!!



Peg Pennell
Nebraska Regional Representative
Studio Art Quilt Associates



   Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. · PO Box 141 · Hebron CT, USA 06248 · 860-530-1551


January Workshop

SAQA Nebraska is excited to offer a FREE workshop in January. We are teaming up with Holly Hackwith, AM ISA, of Corporate Art Co to provide you with the opportunity to update your Bio and/or Artist Statement(s).  In addition to Holly’s experience as an art appraiser, she has experience as a juror, and understands how important these two pieces of information can be for an artist to better express their process and goal.

LOCATION: OMAHA — due to venue restrictions, space is limited. RSVP required.

DATE: January 12, 2013  11am-1pm


The news is so big, we just can’t keep it a secret anymore!
1.  SAQA Nebraska Members have the opportunity to exhibit at the International Quilt Studies Center and Museum in Lincoln Feb 1-3, 2013
2.  SAQA Nebraska is holding its first-ever Juried Exhibition, debuting in Fremont, and closing in Denver, Co!  Click here for the call for entry!

3.  SAQA Nebraska is excited to host Carol Ann Waugh, for its first Professional Workshop, June 8, 2013.  Register Today!

Lauritzen Gardens Annual Quilt Show

Lauritzen Garden Guild is hosting their Annual Quilt Show this November 9-11.  We are looking for individuals who would like to display, or sell their quilts for fiber art work at the Quilt Show.

Also, we are presenting 9 “Quilts of Valor” on Sunday, November 11, Veteran’s Day.  It is a very touching ceremony.  The Guild would like to invite you and your family to come and pay tribute to our veterans that day.  It would be a great afternoon to bring a veteran you may know, or your children/grandchildren.

Thank you for your time, and consideration,

Connie Kinnear
President Lauritzen Gardens Guild 2012
You can download forms for submission here:

Quilts in the Garden 2012 Quilt Entry Form

Quilts in the Garden 2012 Entry Instructions

Quilts in the Garden 2012 Consignment form

August 11 Meeting

We have scheduled our first meeting for Saturday, August 11 at 10am in Omaha.  For safety reasons, we are not posting the location on the internet – please contact one of us to find out where we are meeting.We will be talking about goals and focusing the direction of our regional group; upcoming opportunities; and just getting to know our members.

Please bring a piece of your artwork to share with the group.  It will be nice to see the different styles and talents of our members.  Also, we encourage you to bring a friend along with you.  Our meetings are open to the public; you do not need to be a member of SAQA to attend any meeting that we schedule.  The only closed portion will be exhibits; the SAQA policy is that any exhibit by this group must only contain SAQA members’ artwork.

We look forward to seeing you on Aug 11,

~ Rebecca and Dori ~