The UNL Employee Quilt Show is shifting venues. After completing a two-week showing in the Nebraska Union's Rotunda Gallery, the exhibition opens today in the International Quilt Study Center. It will be on display through March 18.
Now in its second year, the 2011 UNL Employee Quilt Show features 18 quilters with 31 items. Watch a slideshow featuring quilts from the exhibition at http://go.unl.edu/2011_quilts.
"I hope that our show lets people know that a quilt can be beautiful, whether it is simple or complex, large or small, traditional or modern," said Trudy Rhoads, an accounting clerk with student accounts and organizer of the show.
The UNL Employee Quilt Show started after a number of quilts were entered in the annual UNL Staff Art Show. Rhoads said the International Quilt Study Center and Museum contributed to the increased curiosity about quilting.
"The center has brought a lot of worldwide attention to Lincoln and UNL," she said. "Just last week I sent an e-mail to two students who expressed interest in learning how to quilt."
She said it's an honor to have the UNL Employee Quilt Show on display in the quilt museum.
UNL employees featured in the quilt show are: Eva Bachman, doctoral specialist for Graduate Studies; Linda Beran, public service associate for the University of Nebraska State Museum; Jennifer Brown, accounting clerk for Financial Services; Jessica Dahlgren, food service manager/executive chef for University Dining Services on East Campus; Lynn DeShon, staff secretary for Environmental Health and Safety; Kristy Hattan, help desk support analyst for NU Central Administration; Marilyn Johnson, administrative technician for Mathematics; Jill Kessler, graduate student in Textiles, Clothing and Design; Eileen Krumbach, UNL Extension Educator for the Southeast Research and Extension Center; Deanna Larson, staff secretary for Chemistry; JoAnn Moseman, academic transfer coordinator for Undergraduate Studies; Diane Ohlson, staff secretary for Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education; Mary Ourecky, visitor services coordinator for the International Quilt Study Center and Museum; Sarah Purcell, UNL Extension Educator for the Southeast Research and Extension Center; Rhoads; Elizabeth Sterns, legal trainer for the Center on Children, Families and the Law; Kathy Thompson, faculty service representative for Engineering; and Kim Weide, events coordinator for the Center for Great Plains Studies.
Next year's show is set to open Feb. 20, 2012 in the Rotunda Gallery. UNL employees who want to be involved should contact Rhoads at email@example.com or 472-2887.
"If you begin your quilt this weekend, you have 347 days to get the quilt completed before deadline to turn it in," Rhoads said.
- Mekita Rivas, University Communications
More details at: http://go.unl.edu/2011_quilts