Quilt show to display 114 pieces from across state

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb.-- The Quilt Show might be one of the most colorful and crafty parts of NEBRASKAland DAYS.

On Tuesday morning, volunteers worked behind the scenes to help bring the display to life in a conference room on the third floor of NebraskaLand National Bank

Volunteers say that, staring Wednesday, visitors will see 114 quilts from all over the state on display.

"There's going to be everything from baby [quilts] to little self-portrait [quilts]," Terry Heessel, volunteer, noted. "And those [self-portrait quilts] are going to be very interesting. You're going to have to come and see it."

Each quilt will have a card beside it, telling the story of where it came and who made it.

Heessel says that many hours go into making the Quilt Show go smoothly.

"A quilt alone takes many, many hours to make; but, then to set this up, organize it, get the volunteers together, find a place to have it, I don't know how many hours we put into it," Heessel said.

Volunteers say that they are excited to have the Quilt Show happening during NEBRASKAland DAYS again, after a few years of displaying at other events.

The event runs Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Quilt Show is held at NebraskaLand National Bank at 1400 S. Dewey St.

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