Save the Date: Nimble Thimble Quilt Show


And what is life? A crazy quilt; Sorrow and joy, and grace and guilt, With here and there a square of blue For some old happiness we knew; And so the hand of time will take The fragments of our lives and make, Out of life's remnants, as they fall, A thing of beauty, after all.

(excerpt from "A Crazy Quilt", in The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt in America by Douglas Malloch)

On June 22-24 from 9am-5pm

The Plainsman Museum is delighted to be hosting

Nimble Thimble Quilt Guild's 2017 Quilt Show

Hourly Demonstrations

Raffle Quilt

Refreshments

Tour the Museum

$5 admission each day

FEATURED QUILTER: GWEN STENGEL, Ravenna NE

Hi, I'm Gwen Stengel. I live on a farm in Buffalo County in south central Nebraska with my husband of 52 years, Larry. We have two adult children, Ann and John, and his wife Debbie, and two grandchildren, Tori and Nolan - all of which have quilts everywhere in their homes. My background is: MRS., MOM, Farmwife/grain marketer with a degree from Kearney State college (UNK) in Elementary education and Art.

My "basic training" in quilting began early in my life with my two Grandmas. Both of these two ladies quilted, as did my Mom. I always had aspirations to quilt someday and fortunately that "someday" arrived in the late 80's. Starting with a quilt class through an adult education opportunity in Ravenna, NE. The instructor questioned me why I was taking the class because she knew I had already done some quilting. My response was, "I wanted to learn how to appliqué," and learn I did, it has grown to become my absolute joy.

The inspiration for my quilts comes from my natural surroundings, other quilters, quilt guilds, quilt shows, and the internet. I enjoy every aspect of quilting, from the feel of fabric, selection of colors, piecing, appliqué, hand and machine quilting, binding and clean up.

It is quite an honor to have the opportunity to display some of my work. Each of the pieces has a story. Some intentional and other spontaneous...

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