Lincoln Quilters Guild
In July 1977 the Lincoln Quilters Guild hosted "Quilt Symposium '77 "Fine Art - Folk Art." The symposium was held on the Nebraska Wesleyan campus July 21-23, 1977 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Over six hundred individuals attended the symposium, which presented workshops and lectures by pivotal quilt artists and teachers such as Jean Ray Laury, Michael James, Phyllis Hader, Marcia Sparks, and Helen Squire. Related symposium events included exhibitions, a quilt block contest, and vendor sales.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
The collection contains quilt research, quilt show programs and publicity, quilt patterns and catalogs, Lincoln Quilter Guild membership guides and newsletters, materials related to the Nebraska State Quilt Guild, teaching materials, and news clippings.
The collection of quilt symposium records includes publicity information created by members of the Lincoln Quilt Guild to promote the symposium. Selected items from the symposium include a handbag given to participants with the signatures from several of the artists and lecturers who taught or attended the event. Materials from Betty Ferguson include the notes that she took at sessions and lectures that she attended.