Nebraska’s Outlaw Trail Hwy 12 Scenic Byway Quiltway


Oct. 13 & 14, 2017 Quiltway Information Coming Soon!


6th Biennial 'See the Byway the Quiltway'


‘See the Byway the Quiltway’  2017

Biennial Event

Save the Date – October 13 & 14, 2017

9 AM -6PM

Check back for listing as event draws near.

Quiltway 2017 Honors

Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial

With Barn & Fence Post Quilts

Along the Byway

Contact Marilyn at 402-857-3611 or Iris at 402-889-8485 to create a quilt

block of various sizes for your barn, home, garage, or fence post.


Sewing Box Meets Tool Box


Gene Blatchford, of Newcastle, has given new life to broken sewing machines.

These works of repurposed art will be on display in Newcastle during Quiltway 2017.  

Pictures & Script submitted by Jodie Kilton.

Enjoy viewing some quilts from past displays.

Click here to view the 2015 Quiltway Archive Page.

See the Byway the Quiltway-  Friday & Saturday, October 13 & 14, 2017

Three area committees: East, Central and West are in action coordinating efforts to promote our Byway with fabric quilt and painted barn quilt displays along the HWY 12 corridor. These committees are creating an eight-page publication to entice visitors into our communities. This publication will be inserted in local papers along the Byway. Members are also organizing radio promotions and speakers at various sites.

Committees chairs:  East Area-Iris Dutton-402-889-8485 and Jodi Kilton-402-755-2327; Central Area- Marilyn Janovec-402-857-3611 and Mary Eiler-307-220-4280; West Area-Connie Larrington-402-497-2261. Celebrate Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial with your participation in See the Byway the Quiltway. Call one of the committee chairs in your area.

RE: Outdoor barn quilts- Over 70 wooden quilt blocks have been created for trails in and around the community of Ponca.  Iris’s goal is to have them all up by March 1, 2017, our state’s Sesquicentennial Celebration.  Keep an eye out for the décor along HWY 12. Iris is excited to assist you with the instruction of creating outdoor barn quilts.



Examples of beautiful barn quilts you will see along Nebraska’s Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway 12:

Nebraska Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway Barn Quilt- Nebraska Logo

Nebraska Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway Barn Quilt- Nebraska Logo

OTSB-Quilt Block-July 2016

OTSB-Quilt Block-July 2016

Nebraska Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway Barn Quilt- Horse

Nebraska Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway Barn Quilt- Horse

Quilts along the Byway, fabric art from Helen Brock in Valentine:





Experience the Byway the Quiltway!

A sampling of quilts from previous years:


quiltway quilts






Highway 12 Quilt Way



Nebraska Biannual Quilt Way



Nebraska Quiltway


Sewing Box Meets Tool Box

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