Crafting Culture: Women and the Business of Textiles in Nebraska

Enterprising women are part of Nebraska's story. This exhibit weaves together historical examples of women in Nebraska's dress and textiles industries with contemporary women seeking to make their own mark in the field.

The exhibit runs from April 12, 2019 to July 13, 2019. Come see it for yourself at the Nebraska History Museum today!

History Nebraska partnered with the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design at UNL and the Asian Community and Cultural Center to create this exhibit at the Nebraska History Museum.

Support for the exhibit was provided by the Pearle Francis Finigan Foundation, Humanities Nebraska, the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, and the Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild.

Led by Lincoln quilter and instructor Sheila Green, this event is an opportunity to create a personalized painted silk scarf. Following Green's direction, participants will use provided scarves and markers to create a fashionable scarf that reflects their own personal style.

Advance registration is required. Participants will be charged a $15 fee upon registration to cover material costs. Limit 20 participants.

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Workshop attendees will be guided through the process of using personal imagery and the appliqué technique to create a quilt block. These samples will be taken home and can be standalone artworks, or models for sewn blocks that can be incorporated into a quilt, banner, book, or other composite projects.

The workshop is FREE but space is limited. Advance registration is required.

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