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Threads Across Nebraska, which is sponsored by the Nebraska State Quilt Guild, will be held Oct. 1 and 2 at the Grand Island Midtown Holiday Inn, 2503 S Locust St. 

Threads Across Nebraska is a quilt show with various vendors set up throughout the display area.

On display will be the “Legacy Quilt” which is nearly 14’ square. It is the quilt used in the final act of the play “Quilters” at the Omaha Community Playhouse. Peg Pennell designed the quilt and enlisted her quilting friends to help complete it. 

Lynn Greer’s miniature doll beds and quilts will also be displayed. The biggest of the doll beds will be 12” x 18” and the rest of them fall under this size.

Another feature of Threads Across Nebraska will be Quilts of Valor. Quilts of Valor is a national organization of volunteers creating heirloom quality quilts for those wounded in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is a tangible way to say “Thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor” for our country. 

To date more than 28,000 quilts have been awarded. For more information visit> .

There will be two 1930s quilt tops given away via a silent auction. One is entitled “Fans” a 86” x 102” hand pieced quilt top. Each fan has six rays, with a gold color predominant. It is stained in one place. “Cloth of Gold” is stamped on the selvage of the gold fabric, which was manufactured from 1920-1939.

The top entitled “Hour Glass” is a 76” x 82” machine pieced quilt top, made of scrappy fabrics. These tops are classic 1930s quilt tops that are in great shape and are very collectible.

Quilt and textile appraisals will be offered Saturday only at Threads from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan Sears, AQS  Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles offers written appraisals for insurance purposes as well as consultation on age and history of antique quilts. Quilts can be newly made or antique. There is a charge for written appraisals. Please contact Jan Sears at 308-279-0163 or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   to set up an appointment.

There will be a variety of quilts and at this time 25 vendors have signed up. There will be handmade baskets, a variety of long arm quilting machines to see, and, of course, fabric, quilting supplies and anything else that relates to quilting! Come check us out!

There will be an interactive demonstration area. Various quilt guilds from across the state will have their raffle quilts set up with tickets available. 

The hours of the show are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

For more information contact LeAnne Killion, 308-440-8867.