the Nebraska State Quilt Guild's annual convention

Nebraska Prairie Wedding

The 2019 Raffle Quilt was unveiled at QuiltNebraska 2018.  Here is the story, as presented by NSQG President Elect, LeeAnn Meduna:

"When I was asked to be President Elect, the first thing I thought of was the raffle quilt.  I have admired all of the raffle quilts through the years and was a little intimidated by the prospect.  I am a traditional quilter for the most part. I appreciate all the art quilts and modern quilts but my heart lies with traditional quilts.  

"The first pattern I thought of was by one of my favorite designers, Edyta Sitar.  I called her and she graciously granted me permission to use it for this quilt.  OK, step one done.  

"Now on to choosing fabric.  My trusty quilty friends and I were on a shop hop so they helped me choose fabric.  Step 2 done.  

"As this pattern called for appliqué, not my strong suit, (OK needle turn isn’t even in my deck!) I asked someone who is a wonderful appliquer, Linda Winter.  She started on it right away.  Step 3 done.  

"I was thinking about how difficult it is to have several people piece and then try to put it together, so I did the piecing and it was fun!  Step 4 done.  

"I have long admired Kris Vierra’s quilting so choosing her to quilt, it was easy.  Step 5 done.  

"So next was finding a quilt mom.  Sandy Dahlgren said yes (thankfully!) Step 6 is done.  

"So step 7 now needs to be done, selling raffle tickets.  This is a lot like sending your firstborn to kindergarten, will he do well, will others like him, isn’t he cute! (Well I thought so!), how does he look, is his hair all in place?

"So now with a deep breath…….. I give you….Nebraska Prairie Wedding."

If you have an event where you would like to have the raffle quilt, please contact Sandy Dahlgren, 308-991-6243 or by email at sdahlgren@gmail.com