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News Release
March 9, 2009

SUBJECT: Nebraska Gone Crazy!

Crazy Quilts from Nebraska Museums is on exhibit through February 2010 at the Nebraska History Museum, 15th & P Streets, Lincoln. Pieced together in irregular patterns and decorated with embroidery, painting, beading, and appliqué, crazy quilts were at their most popular from the 1880s to about 1920.

Two rotations of quilts will be exhibited. The first 15 include crazies from Stuhr Museum, Grand Island; Howells Congregational Church Historical Society and Museum; Clay County Historical Museum; Custer County Historical Society; Durham Museum, Omaha; International Quilt Study Center and Museum, Lincoln; and the Nebraska State Historical Society collections.

The bright exuberance is on display Tuesday-Friday, 9-4:30; and Saturday­Sunday, 1-4:30.  Free admission.  402-471-4754


For general information:

Lynne M. Ireland
Deputy Director
Nebraska State Historical Society
PO Box 82554
Lincoln, NE 68501
402.471.4758 (v)
402-471.3100 (f)

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