|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