Quiltway 2015 Archive

‘See the Byway the Quiltway’ October 9, 10, & 11 2015

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Daily

Some varied hours Friday and Sunday

check for complete listing below



Enter your name for this beautiful Bubble Gum Pink Antique quilt
at over 25 locations during the
5th Biennual ‘See the Byway the Quiltway’.


2015 ‘See The Byway the Quiltway’ listing of stops!


View timeless treasured quilts and enjoy the beautiful fall scenery along 231+ miles of quilting on Nebraska’s Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway 12 from South Sioux City & Homer to Valentine & 1 mi. south of Mission, SD.

Watch for this sign for displays and registration for Antique Quilt Drawing.

Watch for special quilt signage in the following communities hosting quilt displays with special themes.


There will be over 21 chances to win door prizes and with a $1 donation your name goes into Grand Prize Drawing for Antique ‘Bubble Gum Pink’ Quilt as you collect your free quilt block or ‘swatch’ (6 ½” unfinished) so you may assemble your very own 2015 “Quiltway” masterpiece.


*Special Speakers; Presentations each day (Check each stop for times and location). Free-will donation.

**Check for closings or change of sites on certain dates.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Daily unless otherwise noted.

Nebraska Outlaw Trail This symbol will highlight stops with speakers or special presentations. Funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Let your fun Begin


Nebraska Outlaw Trail South Sioux City Public Library ~ 2121 Dakota Ave. South Sioux City

9:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Friday Oct. 9. “Fold it up and Make Another One!” Jane Vereen will present her journey through quilting. Jane will show examples of her 33 years of quilting while educating the audience about techniques, styles and history of quilting. She will discuss the evolution of quilting; old and new methods.

Homer~”The Emporium” a brick building just off of Hwy 77 to the east.

“Autumn Stars” ~ Our Guild… called Stowahi’ which means “To Gather” in Winnebago HoChunk Native language. Our main focus is “Star Quilts” where we will have sewing of and displaying the different steps of Star Quilting throughout the 3 days along with several quilts, dolls, pillows, and more including a Crazy quilt from the early 1900’s on display. Refreshments available.

Ponca~ 205 West Third St. on Spur 26E the main route through Ponca, first of several stops…plan extra time for this special community display.

“This way and That Way” ~ Ponca, the 4th oldest community in the state, is home to Dixon County, Ponca Public School, beautiful Ponca State Park, and five churches. As you travel through the scenic byway you will find five stops at Ponca each with a selected (way) theme.
As you travel (this way and that way) the first stop will take you to Stough House, 1869 (205 W. 3rd). One of the state’s oldest Italianate homes, it is presently owned by Ron Koch who is in the process of restoring it to it’s former glory. Five rooms display old, new, and different quilts. There will also be notions, hankies, and aprons available.
Studio 103 (103 E. 3rd) is located in one of Ponca’s first businesses, a mercantile. Today it is a spa owned by Missy Carlson who will have three themes “The Wedding Way”, “The Holiday Way”, and “The Kid’s Korner Way”. Will also feature a $3 and $5 grab bag and a double wedding ring quilt made by Senior Citizens for a raffle.
Salem Lutheran Church at 103 E. 2nd “The Faith Way” is one of Ponca’s oldest churches and has had a continuing congregation since 1858. On display will be many banners made by it’s members and quilts that display many venues of life.
Ponca Public Library at 201 W. 2nd “The Reading Way”, funded through Carnegie, has served the public since 1913. The beautiful, well maintained library recently had an addition adding two thirds to the original size including a beautiful meeting room. It has also been made handicapped accessible and will be giving away bookmarks.
Our final site is the United Methodist Church fellowship hall “The Pie Way” at 223 W. 2nd which has had an active congregation since 1879. The industrious group is legendary for their tavern sandwiches and homemade pie. Be sure to take time for a look at their beautiful sanctuary, stop for lunch and if it is your last stop you can buy a home made pie.
This concludes the Ponca round-a-bout way. Note that times will be adhered to from 9:00 to 5:00 with the exclusion of the churches which will be closed for their Sunday School and church obligations but feel free to stop for worship and lunch (Sunday quilt displays 1-4 p.m.) . All sites will have their 6 ½ inch block swatch. Be sure to register at each stop and come to experience the best of small town living.

Newcastle ~ Hartington-Newcastle Elementary Common Room Highway 12 & Annie St.

“The Ties that Bind, Quilting and Social Media” Our highlights will be area quilt display with lifetime quilter Sharon Haberman (who does not own one of her own quilts) will be on hand to answer quilting questions from hand quilting to quilting machines. A special media site will be set up for those wanting to learn more about online blogging, quilt research, facebook, etc. This refreshing new location ads to our quilt display giving you a feel of rural schools and changing times. Lite concessions available and before leaving you will want to pick up some Nebraska Travel information and Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway maps.

Newcastle community invites you to take a break on your journey and visit an area Rummage Sale, Legacy Bar & Grill, Marron’s Convenience Gas Station, or refreshing drinks at two of the local bars. Join several of our community church services either Saturday night and/or Sunday morning.

Maskell ~ Tour the Smallest City Hall in Nebraska 3 blocks off Highway 12.

**Obert ~ Cancelled

Nebraska Outlaw Trail St. James ~ St. James Marketplace one mile off Highway 12

“Joys of Quilting” ~ 2:00 P.m. Saturday Oct. 10- “Quilts & Country Gardens~Remembering a Simpler Time” Author Marilyn Kratz will share her newly published book, which features a collection of columns she writes for a local weekly newspaper about growing up on a farm in the middle of the last century. It contains 10 hand painted photos of quilt blocks. Her first book “Feed Sack Dresses and Wild Plum Jam.” will also be of interest.

The St. Philip and James School, where the marketplace is located, is on the National Historic Registry, so history is a big part of our life. Come check out our beautiful antique quilts and enjoy browsing at the Marketplace for “Homemade, Handmade goods! with over 60 artisans wares in four large rooms” as well as local history room. See our website at http://www.stjamesmarketplace.com for more about us and our quilt display open 9-5 daily.

Wynot ~ Great food waits at Donna’s Diner

Bow Valley ~

Hartington ~ Food, lodging, shopping, and service stations 9 miles south on Highway 15 past Nissen Winery on your way to or from Coleridge.

Nissen Winery ~ ½ mi. south of the Byway 12 and Highway 57 intersection,
or 7 mi N of Hartington after intersection.

Area Cedar County Piecemakers will be displaying their special quilts and other handmade items during the 5th biennial quiltway. Jolene Leise will have some quilts exhibited that will be for sale,additional fabric, etc. Wine tasting with a beautiful view commemorating Outlaw’s along the Trail all 3 days. Remember to enter the drawing for a prize and pick up your 6 ½” block as a souvenir.

**Coleridge ~ 23 miles S. on Highway 57 (9 mi. south of Hartington )

Verge off from the byway to enjoy beautiful barn quilts as you drive through the countryside of Coleridge, though there will be no quilt display on Friday do stop in at Ken’s Market on 121 W. Broadway to sign up for the drawing and get a map for our Barn Quilt Tour. Barn Quilts are large, colorful wooden blocks mounted on or near barns, agricultural or business buildings or points of interest around our community. The quilt pattern and colors are chosen by the owner and then painted. The quilt patterns are occasionally chosen as a reminder of an event or special association the owner has. Most are 8′ or 4′ squares. They serve as a celebration of our pioneer and agricultural heritage. We hope you enjoy viewing them as well as our beautiful outdoors.

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. both Saturday & Sunday we welcome you to “Quilts on Broadway” at 607 West Broadway. This is the former Myron and Amy Ravenscroft home that has recently been restored by Marcia Gray and is a valuable assert to our community. The hostesses for the quilt show are area ladies of the Arts & Crafts club. Maps will also be available for both the rural and town route of over two dozen barn quilts that provide an excellent opportunity to view our town and countryside while seeing the different colors and patterns the property owners chose for their barn quilts. Coleridge welcomes everyone to stop and see us while you drive along the Outlaw Trail.

Fordyce ~ Two miles south, off the byway, Fordyce Village Hall/Fire Department, 211 West 2nd St. (also just west of Highway 15/n of Hartington)

“Stitches in Time” Plan time to sit and leave a stitch or two on our beautiful framed quilt. There is something for everyone, from antique to modern quilts. Every visitor registering will receive a chance to win prizes a 6 ½” quilt block and a memory.

Check out the local restaurant just down the street for great food and drinks.

Nebraska Outlaw Trail Corps of Discovery Welcome Center ~ 89705 Highway 81, 8 mi. north of Byway 12
Hwy 81 Intersections (2 mi. S of Yankton, SD

Lewis & “Quilt” During the “See the Byway the Quiltway” weekend, the Welcome Center will be open from 9 am to 5 pm each day and will feature beautiful, handcrafted quilts as well as special activities for children, refreshments, pick up an exclusive “Lewis & ‘Quilt’” Quilt Square, register for drawings AND MORE!

2:00 p.m. Sunday Oct. 11- Author Marilyn Kratz will share her newly published book Quilts & Country Gardens~Remembering a Simpler Time. Author LaRayne Meyer Topp will also be signing her new book: 81 Seconds, about the Pilger tornado of 2014.

More than quilts! We have beautiful locally hand crafted items on display for sale. Take a break on our hiking trail and enjoy a truly scenic view of Nebraska and South Dakota, play a game of horseshoes or ladder ball, refresh in our handicap accessible restrooms and pick up area information as you enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee while visiting with informative volunteers.

Join us on our: Facebook page: Corps of Discovery Welcome Center Website: www.corpsofdiscoverywelcomecenter.net Twitter: @CDWC1 Pinterest: cdwc1

Crofton ~ Display Cancelled!

Lindy ~ Lindy Country Club welcomes all for great food and drink. 1 mi. north of the Lindy intersection.

Nebraska Outlaw Trail Niobrara ~Niobrara Fire Hall 529 Spruce Ave. No Quilt Display Sunday

Enjoy sampling’s of our culture with a Sewing ‘Basket’ Display along with our quilt display then experience some of the Good Life throughout the Niobrara community.

2:00 p.m. Friday Oct. 9 ~ “History of Quilting” -a show and tell program (special showing of a Crazy Quilt guest speaker Barb Peitzmeier from Bloomfield, NE. Niobrara Fire Hall

10 -11:00 a.m. Saturday Oct. 10 ~ Weaving Demonstration at the The Old Niobrara Museum.

Lynch~ Lodging (Niobrara House of Renewal Retreat Center), food, fuel (three blocks n of community sign by bridge on Hwy) and Hospital. For more information what Lynch has to offer email juniorp@threeriver.net

Nebraska Outlaw Trail Bristow~Bristow Town Hall Main Street Sunday 1-5 p

4:00 p.m. Saturday Oct. 10 “Stories of Inspiration” Join us a Diane Gubbels shares her “Stories of Inspiration” as her beautiful quilts unfold so does the stories that lead to their creation. As a talented designer and applique artist, Diane allows her creative spirit to speak through quilts, using fabric and design.

Along with their quilt display you will find sewing notions, patterns, pattern books, etc lightly used for sale.

Saturday 9-5 pm Quilters Candy Shoppe will also be on hand for new fabric selections. 1:30 p Presentation New Pieceing Techniques by Julie

Before traveling on be sure and stop at the Ponca Pub & Eatery for refreshing drink and food.

Spencer~ No Quilt Display

Enjoy Wild Turkey Days lots of fun activities along with a quilt and craft show. Start your tour out with the Rumbles on Friday night…

Lodging, fuel, and food.


Oak Creek Inn -Lodging- 402-775-2394 oakcreekinn@gmail.com . Check out quilting items for sale in their lobby.


Great Restaurant will be featuring a special quilters menu, be sure and stop in and say Howdy! and you won’t want to miss the White Horse Ranch Museum just across the street 1.2 mi. north of Highway 12.

Mills ~

Sorry No Quilt Display but all are welcome to visit. Mills History Hall one mile north of the Byway, on Spring Creek Rd at 90467 Gessner Ln. Mills, NE 68753. You will definitely enjoy your time at the Mills Hall which houses a wealth of area history, including pioneer families, cowboy lore, special military room honoring veterans, past and present. The Hall was formerly known as Sylvester store, encompassing the post office, general store, and living quarters for the family and was the hub of our community. Following the closing of the post office, the store soon closed, thus losing a special way of life. You are all invited to come see and enjoy what we now have. “Mill, Mills, Between 2 Hills”


Burton ~ Tall Tails Taxidermy Studio, one block north off Highway 12.

You will not want to miss the spacious studio displaying exotic animals and quilts.

**The Grace Lutheran Church of Burton (right on the north side of the highway) welcome all to their Sunday morning Service 11a-12n then explore their Orphan Grain Train Display, quilting projects they do. They will have Sack Lunches available 12n-2:00 p.m. on Sunday for all Quiltway travelers and friends. (Ham Sandwich, fresh fruit, a bar and water.) Free will offering. This will be perfect stop before arriving in Springview for the afternoon presentation at 3:00 p.m.

Nebraska Outlaw Trail Springview ~ Keya Paha Grade School Football Avenue

3:00 p.m. Sunday Oct. 11. “Stitching Life Together: Critters, Tractors, Family, and Fabric” Teresa Kay Orr, musician and songwriter, grew up along the Outlaw Trail on land that has been in her family for over a century. When Teresa was ten years old, her mother brought home a guitar, igniting her passion for music. she was her father’s best hand, taking an interest in machinery, which included a sewing machine. Teresa married, moved away and raised four sons. http://www.teresakayentertainment.com/Newsletter.pdf

The Quiltway Grand Prize Drawing ‘Antique Quilt” will be on display during Sunday presentation!

We welcome you to enjoy second Area Art show while you view our quilt display and sign up for grand prize drawing. Springview has groceries, food, and fuel available within a 2 block area for your convenience.

Sparks ~No Quilt Display (20 minutes east of Valentine /30 minutes west of Springview) Fuel available during business hours. Closed Sunday.

Valentine ~ Quilting Cupboard 130 West Fourth St. (hwy 81) and Downtown Main Street

Quilting Cupboard will be your main stop
for signing up for drawing of Grand Prize Antique Quilt and block. Downtown Displays on Main Street with registration available Fri. & Sat. Copacetic (10a-5:30) and Cherry Blossom PAPERIE (9-5p). Stroll along and enjoy the cool crisp evening or set a spell and enjoy some Cowboy Poetry at the Old West Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Yvonne Hollenbeck will be sharing ‘Quilts Along the Trail’ at the Methodist Church Sunday Service.

Welcome all to enjoy local cuisine, quick stops, shopping, and lodging.

Mission–Soldier Woman Art and Gift Gallery ~33 mi. North of Valentine, 100 Highway 83 South, Mission, South Dakota 57555 (1 mi. S. of Mission) on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. Closed Sunday

Soldier Woman is an art and gift gallery which carries; Star Quilts, Pendleton Blankets, Jewelry, Pottery, Home Décor, Sculptures, Beadwork, Quillwork, and other supplies. We have on hand Star Quilts and Baby Star Quilts made by local residents of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. For more information view our website http://soldierwomangallery.com


We hope you enjoy your weekend with us on the Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway 12

5th Biennial ‘See the Byway the Quiltway’

Reminder check for last minute updates and changes on The Outlaw Trail website and Quiltway Face Book and watch for the pink Quiltway signage for more directions to Quilt displays and speakers while traveling the weekend.
for more information call Rhonda Kneifl 402-322-3360.

Quiltway event is sponsored in part by
Dakota, Dixon, Cedar, Knox, Boyd, Keya Paha, and Cherry Counties, Danielski Harvesting & Farms and Humanities of Nebraska.


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