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Quilt Symposium '77, Records

Title: Quilt Symposium '77, Records

Creator: Lincoln Quilters Guild

Dates: 1976-1977

Quantity: 1 box (0.4 linear feet)

Collection Number: MS 0266

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: Quilt Symposium '77, Records (MS 0266). Archives and Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries.

Background Note:

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.

Scope and Content:

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.



Quiltmakers - Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln Quilters Guild

Quilts - Study and teaching

Quilting - Study and teaching

Container List: Box 1. Folder 1. Pamphlets, publicity Box 1. Folder 2. Contact list Box 1. Folder 3. Symposium materials Box 1. Folder 4. Participant notes, by Betty Ferguson Box 1. Folder 5. Newspaper clippings Box 1. Folder 6. Symposium handbag, speaker signatures

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