|Request for quilt block from each Nebraska county|
|My name is Renée Reizman, and I would like your help contributing to an ambitious project that requires 1 quilting block from every county in the state.|
This quilt, titled The Nebraska Intranet, represents the ways community and connectivity have changed over time. Each county should sew a 12" finished block that shows one way quilting will change, or has changed, in their lifetime. This could be as drastic as making a modern/art quilt block or it can be as subtle as using reproduction fabric to show how quilters can still create Civil War era blocks in modern times. There is no wrong way to answer the question, and the quilt will represent a large amount of opinions coming from quilters across Nebraska. This could be a grand vision, such as the contemplating rise of art and modern quilting and the loss of traditional methods. Or, it could be a meditation on more practical changes, like the growing popularity of machine quilting to replace the laborious, deftly skilled practice of hand quilting.
Block requirements --
Block Size: 12” (12.5 x 12.5)
Main Colorway: Blue, Yellow, White
Accent Color: Metallic / shiny fabric.(the accent color can be any color you like, or remain in the main colorway.)
Special Instructions: Name of county must be incorporated into the block - it can be small, or a main feature of the design, your choice.
The deadline for the blocks is December 31, 2017.
If your guild has members from a county that does not have their own guild, multiple members of the guild can create a block to represent each county in the state.
As for me, I'm an artist & curator from Los Angeles, CA. I've been living in Nebraska this summer to research how information technology is changing American quilting in rural areas.
University of California, Irvine
MFA - Art, Critical & Curatorial Studies
], Check in at 8am Friday
Trails West YMCA Camp, Scottsbluff
|The Fall Retreat will be held on November 10,11 & 12, 2017 at Trails West YMCA Camp.|
Check in starts at 8:00 am on the 10th.
Check out is 3:00 pm on Sunday the 12th.
The cost of the retreat is $100.00. A 50.00 deposit is due at the time of sign-up. The remaining $50.00 can be paid anytime before October 17th.
The theme this year is Patriotic in honor of Veteran's Day. All participants are asked to bring patriotic quilts,decorative items & quilted items. More information will be given at the October meeting. Due to early sign up, the registration is already full. Anyone, member or non-member can put their name on the Wait List in case of cancellations. Friday lunch is provide your own. Friday supper will be Pot-Luck. All are asked to bring a dish to share. Those with last names starting with A-J are asked to bring a main dish. Those with last names starting with K-Z are asked to bring a salad or dessert. The remaining meals will be provided by the Retreat Food Committee.