Winners announced in Nebraska 150 Quilt Competition

LINCOLN, Neb. Winners have been announced in the "Nebraska 150 Quilt Competition."

Four judges have selected the top three quilts, and they have chosen six quilts that will receive “honorable mention” recognition.

The winner is Dorothy Heidemann-Nelson of Lincoln. She took home the first place prize of $1,000. Her quilt will also become a part of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum's permanent collection.

Her winning entry called "Nebraska: the Land and the People" showcases the state's sesquicentennial. In her winning essay, she says, "Nebraska is my home. It is the land of sky and earth." She goes onto say, "Although I've lived and worked other places, Nebraska remains my home by choice."

Lynn Greer of Edgar, Nebraska took home the second place prize of $300. Marilyn Rembolt of Lincoln was awarded $200 for third place.

The Nebraska State Quilt Guild sponsored the competition, which was open to anyone with a connection to Nebraska. In all, 37 entries were submitted. The winners were on display at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, but will now tour the state.

Right now, they are at the Nebraska History Museum. They will be there until March 17.

Click here to see when and where you can view the winning quilts.

Meanwhile, there are several other ways you can look back on Nebraska history and celebrate the sesquicentennial.

The International Quilt Study Center & Museum is displaying another exhibit that showcases our state.

“The Threads of Nebraska Quiltmaking” features a number of creations that were made in Nebraska. They represent more than 100 years of Nebraska quiltmaking. You can view the collection in person or online with a behind the scenes video of the collection.

The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 to 4:00 if you would like to view either of these exhibits.