Exhibition and Workshop at the International Quilt Study Center

Last week I had the great pleasure of traveling to Lincoln Nebraska to see my work on display, give a talk and teach a workshop at International Quilt Study Center and Museum. I was incredibly impressed with the museum; the galleries were beautiful and each exhibit was designed perfectly. Everyone was so accommodating and friendly, and though my visit was a quick one, it was a special experience. 

The exhibition will be up until early Novemeber, 2016.

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This is absolutely a major milestone for me. I'm so grateful to show my work in this gallery. 

This beautiful, open space was where I gave my talk and the workshop the next day.  

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...with members of the Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild.

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My workshop was great, the students were open and eager to learn. The natural light was fantastic! 

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I'm definitely a "sewing machine girl" but I have so much respect and admiration for those who do it by hand. This was the first time I had a student in one of my workshops that didn't use a machine and I was impressed with her speed! 

Currently, there are three others exhibits at the museum, and unfortunately I only have photos of two. The first one is "United in Memory - 9/11 Victims Memorial Quilt." The quilt consists of 143 panels containing personalized blocks for each victim of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. I believe only 7 of the panels are displayed here. Needless to say, it was very moving...

The second was "Quilts from Southwest China" with gorgeous hand pieced and appliqu├ęd quilts.

While I was in Nebraska, I thought I'd go all out with the food, but the proportion of the potato vs. the steak was too much! ...but very delicious.