Welcome to my blog. I was inspired by the book, "Blogging for Bliss" by Tara Frey.

Welcome to my blog. I was inspired by the book, "Blogging for Bliss" by Tara Frey. My goal is to share a little about my life, and a lot about my longarm quilting business, Lone Tree Designs.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Welcome to Nebraska



AMB solids representing the Platte River, fields of beans, wheat, and corn, and a windmill with 3D prairie points to represent the importance of the water that makes our lives possible.  Welcome to the Nebraska license plate!

The lovely summer skies as photographed by my son Bill Griepenstroh of Bill Grip Media.
Lincoln, our capital city,  is a beautiful metro area with all the amenities of the city and a small town feel.  The International Quilt Study Center http://www.quiltstudy.org/  is a MUST SEE for quilters around the country.  The Sunken Gardens is a favorite place in Lincoln with koi ponds and awesome landscaping.


   Nebraska is known for its wide open spaces and a well-developed farm economy. It is defined by the Platte River that runs West to East across the state. Even the name “Nebraska” comes from a Native American word meaning “flat water,” in reference to the Platte.  When flying over the state, the landscape looks like a patchwork quilt made up of long straight rows of crops and green circles where center pivot irrigation allows crops to thrive. In western Nebraska, especially, farmers “strip” farm, growing different types of crops in multiple rows all in the same fields. It has a striking look, even from the ground.  
In a land with unpredictable rainfall, windmills were the lifeblood of the settlers and the animals they needed to survive. Bringing water up from the Ogallala Aquifer allowed western expansion to bring people to Nebraska to stay. I honor those brave settlers and their farming  descendants with my block. For the pattern and instructions for my block, please click on the link:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_fotJuasWP2bml0RFVWaTFpUFU/edit?usp=sharing
Just one little addition to the written pattern...After I wrote and saved it, I decided to fussy cut and add in a piece of the black, fused fabric to extend the left "leg" of the windmill all the way up to the pinwheel.  Just lay it out, trim it to fit, and fuse it so that it looks like the picture, if you want to do so.

  I was born and raised in Nebraska, and I hope to live out my days in this state.  It truly is, as our motto said when I was a little girl, "The Good Life."  I love to travel and have so far been to most of our states, Mexico, and Canada.  No matter where I go, I always let out a sigh of relief when I return to the wide open spaces of Nebraska.  (all photos courtesy of Nebraska Tourism's website, visitNebraska.com, except the ones credited to Bill Grip Media)
Rolling hills and lush green river valleys dot the landscape.

People travel from all over the country to see the annual migration of the sandhill cranes in central Nebraska.  
Chimney Rock is a well known symbol of our state and guided the pioneers on their trip West.
The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha is rated one of the top zoos in the entire country and was recently named the #1 Family Friendly Vacation Spot by Family Fun magazine.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have a huge following and on game day, Memorial Stadium has enough people to make it the third largest "city" in the state with over 80,000!  The entire city of Lincoln turns into a sea of red on game day...it is a beautiful sight to behold!
Omaha provides us with the best possible quality health care, beautiful parks, the gorgeous botanical garden Lauritzen Gardens http://www.lauritzengardens.org/ , a world-class zoo Henry Doorly Zoo,  fabulous restaurants, shopping, and everything you could want from a big city while still maintaining the friendliness that characterizes Nebraskans.  It also has at least FIVE really great quilt shops!
Cass County in Nebraska is known for its quilt blocks on barns.

Everyone in Nebraska knows that you "Don't mess with Mother Nature"--but our summer thunder storms have a beauty all their own.
There is no place like Nebraska!
(photo by Bill Grip Media)


For more photos of the natural beauty that is Nebraska including the rolling hills of the Sandhills region, the buttes of northwestern Nebraska, or the many rivers, lakes, and recreational parks, go to the following: Nebraska Travel Photo Gallery

Now for the give-aways:  By now you know that each blog is giving away a free fat quarter bundle from the AMB collection from Clothworks.  In order to be entered into the random drawing, just leave a comment letting me know that you follow my blog, or a comment about anything else that is on your mind.  Have you been to Nebraska?  Where did you go?  

My second freebie is a little fabric bundle of Nebraska Shop Hop 2014 fabrics including a panel and two fat quarters of our Nebraska fabric, generously donated by my mom who happens to own what I think is one of the best quilt shops in the great state of Nebraska, the Quilters Cottage in Kearney, NE...Thanks, MOM!  If you would like to see more about the shop or the Shop Hop fabrics visit us on facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/QuiltersCottage or visit our website at: Quilters Cottage.  

I will use the random number generator to choose a winner on June 19th after 6 pm central time.  Please make sure you leave me an email to contact you.  Clothworks will send out the fat quarter bundles as soon as I get them your mailing address, and I will send out the Nebraska fabrics to a second winner as soon as we make email contact and I get your address.  Good Luck!

174 comments:

  1. I follow you through google friends. I love the way you used the greens to make the Nebraska fields.

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    1. Thanks, so much, Kathy. When I first heard I was designing a block, I knew I had to represent the Platte and farming. A friend suggested I throw in a row of yellow to represent corn:)

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  2. I have traveled through Nebraska many times and am always astonished at how lovely it is. Lovely License plate.

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  3. As a South Dakota native and current resident, I can definitely understand your love of open spaces! I've been to the zoo and I've ran at indoor track meets at UNL. My neighbor and friend during the two and a half years we lived in Montana was a Nebraska native, from Broken Bow (I'd send her the Huskers fabric!! Haha!). Thanks for sharing your block!

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  4. Your plate is lovely. The 3-D prairie points are a great touch. I went to Omaha on a whirlwind business trip. That taste has me wanting to return.

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  5. I've driven through Nebraska many times, although sadly haven't had the time to truly explore your state. So much beauty in the wide open spaces and country scenes. Your license plate depicts the state exactly as I have it in memory.

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  6. Your block turned out wonderful! I have never been to Nebraska, but it sure looks like I need to visit! Hello from Ohio!

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  7. Love your article Sandy and nice job on the license plate. As a fellow native Nebraskan, I totally relate to the feeling of coming home to the wide open spaces of our beautiful state!

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    1. Thanks, Shirley! Hope to see you on the 28th for quilting day in Kearney.

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  8. I have never been to Nebraska but I can see from the beautiful photos that you have captured some of the beauty in you block! It is lovely! I follow w/ GFC. thanks!

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  9. Wonderful license plate. A true representation of Nebraska. We took a Quilt bus trip thru your state a few years back, and visited the most incredible quilt shops I have ever been to. I believe we stopped in Kearney too. Bet I saw your mom! Don't you just love these fabulous solids? ;-)

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  10. Thanks for the wonderful state tour. Great block.

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  11. My niece ended up marrying a man from Nebraska, so we went to their wedding in Lincoln. I liked it very much. As you said, it's a city with a small town feel. I think it's the perfect size.
    diannc(at)aol(dot)com

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  12. Beautiful job on the block and description of Nebraska. If I didn't already live here, I would love to visit.
    Vicki Bartels

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  13. Great tour of Nebraska - thanks. Your block depicts it well. I've driven thru Nebraska but have never been a tourist there.

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  14. Great block thanks for the link to the quilting shop

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  15. I loved the tour and your block. I am going to check out the history of chimney rock online - so cool. I am a new follower. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  16. I have never been to Nebraska. It is one of the state I need to see.

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  17. I don't think I've been to Nebraska. I'll have to be sure to see it.

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  18. Love your block and Mom's shop is really cool.

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  19. I am from northwest Missouri, so I have been to Nebraska many times. Our family loves the Henry Doorly Zoo. We have visited it many times. I hope I am following your blog on Bloglovin. I tried anyway. For some reason it is so slow today. Your license plate is lovely.

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  20. I'm from northern WI and have traveled through Nebraska. I like your block and the way it represents strip farming.

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  21. I used to live in Lincoln. Every time we go back to visit friends we eat at Runza, Raising Canes, and Toast! And I love to visit Cosmic Cow. Your block is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. I live in Missouri and have been to Nebraska several times. The Omaha zoo is great and so is the quilt museum, tho I forget where it was. And we've been to see the Sandhill cranes in March. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  23. I have never been to Nebraska. Thank you for the wonderful information about your state!

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  24. Sunken gardens and the Quilt museum and Chimney rock.. I want to go to Nebraska! I like the windmill blade you did
    Thanks for the drawing!
    Cheri
    quiltingnanny at yahoo dot com

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  25. I got stuck in Kearney once with a broken down car. There were no places to eat after 7 pm!

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  26. Love your license plate block and that your Mom is giving a Nebraska bundle! If, I ever get to Nebraska, her shop will be on my must see list. Thanks for the chance.

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  27. I have not been to Nebraska, but I love your license plate!

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  28. This is a great post and a lovely plate block. If I could, I'd love to visit your state!

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  29. Love your Nebraska license plate. Beautiful color choices and stitching. So cool that you and your mom have the same love of quilting! tweetyb936@aol.com

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  30. I have loved this block from the first time I saw it. Hello from your Kansas neighbor on the blog tour.

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  31. My daughter and I also share a love off quilting and crafting! Love this fabric and supporting made in America!

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  32. I've driven through Nebraska multiple times but have never stopped to really visit.

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  33. I love the river running through the corn fields and the windmill. Your block is just perfect! Beautiful photos and wonderful post about our great state.

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  34. Hello from Minnesota! Thanks for the tour. I'm definitely adding the zoo and the barn quilts to my travel list. Having family in Minnesota, Montana, Colorado and Kansas - I do get to travel through but I rarely got to stop and enjoy it. That should change!

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  35. I have never been to Nebraska but it looks beautiful. How much fun it must be to have your mom own a quilt shop! Your licence plate is really nice.

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  36. Your license looks great! I was actually born in Omaha so I always enjoy visiting the state.

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  37. I was born in Nebraska and my parents and grandparents were from a little town just outside Omaha. I never think of Nebraska as flat since that part has rolling corn fields.

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  38. Great plate! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful things about Nebraska.

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  39. Your block is wonderful, very fitting. Thank you for the tour of Nebraska. Your son's photos are dramatic. I've not been to Nebraska, but will be driving through this summer on a road trip to Denver (from western NY). Not sure I can get my husband to stop at any quilt shops since our driving time will be tight.

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  40. I've never been to Nebraska, but doing through this blog hop has made me want to visit all the different states. Thanks for sharing all about your state with us!

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  41. I grew up in Kansas so I have visited Nebraska. I have even visited the zoo in Omaha!

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  42. Thanks for the tour! Now I want to visit the International Quilt Study Center!!

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  43. I am going to follow you on facebook. I am from Colorado and have been to Lincoln to watch my CU Buffs play football. Love your photographs of Nebraska

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  44. I've never been to Nebraska before. Thanks for the tour.

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  45. You have peeked my interest to visit the state of Nebraska. Thank you.

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  46. I've never been to Nebraska, but I think I flew over it on the way to Denver a few years back. It sounds like a wonderful place that I hope to visit someday.

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  47. I haven't been to Nebraska since I was a child and have been meaning to go back. You are motivation :)

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  48. Hi! I have never been to Nebraska, but your pictures are gorgeous and made me want to go soon. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  49. Your photos are stunning, I have not been to Nebraska but would like to travel these United States and spend a month in each state!

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  50. I have never been to Nebraska, but it is on my "to visit" list. Maybe one day soon. =) I like your block.

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  51. I follow your blog via bloglovin and have loved that you're from Nebraska! Hopefully now that i live in Texas we will make it out there at some point! Thanks for the chance!

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  52. Love your block. I have relatives in Waverly and Lincoln so I have been to Nebraska several times. I am your neighbor in Kansas.

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  53. Iowa here - I visited Nebraska years ago but really hope to visit again - really want to see the quilts

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  54. Haven't made it to Nebraska, but hope to visit some day. We have friends in Omaha.
    allisonpogany@gmail.com

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  55. I have never been to Nebraska but your photos look gorgeous! I did take a facebook quiz that told me I should live in Nebraska - LOL!! Guess I better visit first. :)

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  56. I've only driven through Nebraska and haven't made it my destination but after seeing those gorgeous pics, I just might have to. Nice job on the "plate." I just found this blog hop a couple days ago and have been enjoying seeing each state's plate and I must say, you quilters are a very talented group. Yes, please enter me in your giveaways as I'm just getting started quilting again after taken time off to work, raise children, you know, just live. kthurn@bektel.com

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  57. I haven't been to Nebraska. Maybe someday Beautiful pictures, love the one with the clouds!

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  58. Hi!!! Very pretty block!!!! I love the windmill!!!! I am a new follower and I will be back!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

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  59. Wonderful block, I especially love the windmill! I've never been to Nebraska, but already had it on my list of places to visit because of the quilt museum. Little did I know what a beautiful state it is! Now I'll have to plan extra time when I go to the museum, to spend enjoying the rest of the state also. Thanks so much for the virtual tour.

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  60. Beautiful photographs and a great interpretation for the license plate... not made it to Nebraska yet, but have cousins that live there...

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  61. I lived the first 5 years of my life on a farm near Omaha Nebraska, and have great memories -- including watching my Dad stand at the top of the cellar steps watching a tornado come across the field (we were all down inside)! Lovely country. Thanks for the giveaway! sarah@forrussia.org

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  62. lovely block - i like how it ties the whole state together!

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  63. Hi Sandi! I have never had the opportunity to visit Nebraska, but your photos sure make it tempting! Great post, and I love the 3D windmill!

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  64. Stunning photos! My most recent trip to Nebraska was several years ago when I was the first "barn quilt" block winner at AccuQuilt. At that time we did get to the Int. Quilting Museum and visited around Lincoln with old friends now living in Nebraska.
    thanks!

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  65. Hello Sandi. What a nice tour of Nebraska. Your plate design is awesome!

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  66. Pretty sunset picture. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  67. The quilt museum looks interesting; thanks for letting us know about it. I like all of the symbolism in your block; it looks nice.

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  68. Nebraska looks like a beautiful place, one I hope to visit one day. Your license plate does a nice job of representing the state.

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  69. your plate is wonderful. I love the idea of 3-D pin wheels. Wow no wonder you keep coming back to Nebraska. It is lovely. Thanks for sharing your block and some of the state. No I have never been there yet. There will be a day when we can travel more.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  70. I just put your blog on my Bloglovin list. Love your license plate block; also love that photo of the summer sky your son took! Awesome!

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  71. I hope your beautiful NE presentation lures lots of people to our state. Love you license plate.

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  72. I emjoyed your great pictures and think your block is amazing! romanczukc@gmail.com

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  73. Your license plate turned our wonderful! I love the way you represented your state. Your blog site is well put together too.

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  74. Wonderful license plate and tour!

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  75. I enjoyed your tour! I've been to Omaha and Lincoln. The Quilt Museum at the university in Lincoln is amazing!

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  76. Hello, loved visiting your Blog>love the Great Plains!
    Loved the photos of Nebraska too,as I'm a Kansas Jayhawker!
    Thanks for sharing your license plate!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  77. I follow your blog on Bloglovin - I have never been to Nebraska but I would love to!

    Beth

    oneoldgoat1962 at gmail dot com

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  78. I've never been to Nebraska, so enjoyed seeing the pictures! I like your license plate.

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  79. LOL, I am laughing about your "at least FIVE quilt shops" comment, that is a good enough reason to move there if I have heard of one!

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    1. We don't have near as many shops in Nebraska as they have in Iowa ( they are currently having their Shop Hop with 94 shops), but we don't want for inspiration and ideas!

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  80. I follow on bloglovin . I have never been to Nebraska but your history lesson was great.

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    1. I was a high school history teacher for 16 years, and I just can't help myself! lol!

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  81. The International Quilt Study Center would be a great place to visit if I ever go to Nebraska. Nice block! I'm from Vermont.

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  82. Okay ... I think I want to relocate to Nebraska!! :) Lovely block and wonderful post ... thank you for sharing :)

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  83. I've actually been to Nebraska! My brother and sister-in-law were married on the SAC base there about 35 years ago.

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  84. I so want to come see the Sandhill Cranes! That's been on my to-do list for years. I'm a bit nuts about that bird. They breed here in Florida but I want to see the huge number of them in Nebraska.

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    1. My mom's quilt shop in Kearney is right in the epicenter of crane territory! She gets so many tourists during that March-April time of year looking for crane fabric. We always buy any crane print that we find, (as long as it is good quality and pretty!) If you ever come, be sure to stop in to the Quilters Cottage. :)

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  85. I have not been to Nebraska, but have learned more about it today, didn't know the cranes migrate there-love your license plate block, am a new follower-and off to check out your fb page
    Kathy

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  86. I would love to visit Nebraska, The Sunken Gardens would be great to see in person! I'm from Ohio, so we respect our strange weather and mother nature too! I'm a new follower, thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  87. I've traveled through Nebraska and have seen Chimney Rock. I look forward to my hubby taking me up to Omaha in the near future. Lovely license plate. Thanks for sharing the lovely pics and information about your state.

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  88. Great job on the block. I follow via bloglovin.

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  89. The photos you posted are beautiful!!!! I would love to visit Nebraska!!! Thanks for sharing in the hop!!

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  90. Looks like I need to visit Neb!

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  91. My family is from Nebraska - but they sold the farm in the 30's and headed west!

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  92. We've been through NE on I-80 a number of times. Enjoyed the scenery.

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    1. Wow, you really didn't see much of what the state has to offer on I-80...it's pretty flat. If you ever get a chance to come back try highway 6/34 or highway 2 through the Sandhills...that's where the true beauty is found:)

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  93. I don't believe I ever been to Nebraska. Pretty photos and a really nice block.

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  94. I visited Nebraska many years ago, on a college band (recruiting) tour. I remember the interesting scenery rolling past the bus windows.

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  95. I think you did a great job choosing the decorative stitch on your block. the rows of green really stand out as rows of planting. This is what I remember flying over Nebraska. Maybe next time I'll actually land there!

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  96. I am a new follower of your blog! It is definitely fun to read about everyone's state of origin!

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  97. I am a new follower via email. Thanks for the tour of Nebraska. We drove thru it one time, but did not have time to see the sights. Hopefully, we will get there again.

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  98. I have not been to Nebraska. I love all your pictures, they are beautiful.

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  99. I'm a new GFC follower.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibb@att.net

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  100. I've never been to Nebraska, but wouldn't mind visiting. Looks beautiful.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibb@att.net

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  101. Sandi
    Love the 3D Prairie Points....still a challenge for me a novice quilter. Will follow you via email. Thank you for the Opportunity for the FQ bundle and thank you MOM for your gift as well. I would love one day to see those lush green hills!

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  102. Love the block and the pictures! Thank you for sharing!
    tsvande@gmail.com

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  103. A lovely license plate, and your pictures are very nice. I was born and raised in SD, and we had relatives who lived in Scottsbluff. Visited quite often on holidays.

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  104. I would love to visit Nebraska someday. So many beautiful places in this country of ours!

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    1. I have a goal of visiting all of the lower 48 states...so far, I have done around 35 of them and plan to hit Michigan this summer. There are many wonderful things to see without ever leaving the good old USA!

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  105. Wonderful license plate! Love the rainbow style. I've never been to Nebraska, but have looked across the river at it! I was visiting friends in South Dakota at the time. Lovely state.

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  106. Love your block, espcially the fields and the river running through. I don't think I've been to nebraksa, maybe one day.

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  107. One of my best friends hails from Omaha…can't say that I've been to your beautiful state, but my friend speaks of it fondly!

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  108. No, I've never been to your state, but I would love to travel there and see all the barn quilts in your area. Love those!

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  109. I love your block and enjoyed your travelogue of Nebraska. I hope I can visit your state one day.
    k(dot)castanette(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  110. I grew up in Sterling, CO--about 60 mi south of Sidney and right on the edge of the Sand Hills. I always loved driving the backroads of CO and NE and being surprised by the little pockets lush green amongst the browns of the prairie.

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  111. Seems like a beautiful state. Hope to visit one day!

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  112. I am now following your blog thanks to the hour leading me to it. I was born in Kansas and have lived in the KC area all of my life but have only been to NE twice. I think it's time I do a weekend trip up to Omaha and check it out again.

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  113. I haven't been to Nebraska yet, but it's on my list. Thanks for the info, and great block!

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  114. I've always wanted to find a small place in Lincoln to serve as "home base" when we travel the U.S. It's right in the center and so shooting back and forth between "jaunts" would be so much easier than coming home to Louisiana. I promise to visit your mom's quilt shop when I do finally get to Nebraska. Of course, there are so many other things I want to do now!

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    1. I would highly recommend it! Lincoln has a great quilt guild and has been ranked as one of the top 10 cities to live in in the US. I would live there myself, but need to stay close enough to Kearney to help my mom with the quilt shop.

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  115. I've never been to Nebraska but the pictures that you included make me want to come visit! Great block!

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  116. I want to visit the quilt museum on Lincoln.

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  117. What beautiful pictures of Nebraska. I can see why you love your state so much. The block is wonderful. I am amazed at how very different each state block has been.

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  118. How pretty! I haven't been to Nebraska yet.

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  119. I love your block. I have been in love with windmills for many years. Nebraska is out favorite neighbor to visit. Now when we go there again, we will pay a little quit shop a visit. ;)

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  120. Your block is really nice, love the prairie points on the windmill!!

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  121. I am humbled by the responses that I received for my post. Thank you so much everyone! Quilters are the BEST people, and I would love to meet each and every one of you! If you ever do stop into the shop in Kearney, make sure you tell mom you heard about it on the blog :) I would be honored if you all continued to visit--and I will try to keep it interesting for you!

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  122. To echo a popular opinion - the prairie points really make the windmill special. I've been to Lincoln to visit my sister & brother-in-law but haven't seen much of the state. Maybe I need to grab my sister and go on a shop tour within a 2 hour radius (that would just get Kearney in the mix). : ) Thanks for the state tour. notwendy gmail

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  123. I'm jealous of your five quilt shops! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  124. I have been to the quilt museum, very nice. My father-in-law lived in Omaha for many years so we often visited there. I have been to many Nebraska quilt shops very nice shops not too far away for a Missouri girl. Thanks for the opportunity to win fabric.

    nroot at lycos dot com

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  125. I've been to Nebraska a couple of times. My Great Grandparents homesteaded in Nebraska.....they eventually moved to Washington.

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  126. Great block! Been through your state a few times on our way to ND. it's always pretty.

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  127. I'm following by Bloglovin. Nice to meet you!
    Very sweet block. Pinwheels for a windmill, very cool.
    I haven't traveled much in this beautiful country of ours, so I love the virtual tour. My pioneer ancestors traveled by wagon and handcart through Nebraska, though, on their way here to Utah.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  128. New gfc follower: nicolesender
    I've visited Nebraska and fished at Lake McConaughy.

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  129. I have not bee to Nebraska but reading your post makes me want to come see your great state.

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  130. I love Nebraska, my Mom's home state :) I am thrilled to learn there is an awesome quilt shop in Kearney, as we often stop at the Cabelas there :) Next trip through I will try and stop in!!! Your block is a wonderful representation of Nebraska!!!

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  131. I didn't realize how beautiful Nebraska is and all there is to do there. I'll put it on my bucket list. Thanks.

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  132. I've never been to Nebraska, but it looks beautiful in your pictures!

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  133. Love your block! I grew up next door in Iowa and have been to Omaha several times and also have driven through the eastern part of the state. Thanks for sharing with us. Cynthia Knapp cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  134. I haven't been to Nebraska, but I have friends and a former office mate that live there and they only say good things. One day I will visit...

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  135. I have been to Nebraska and it is a great state!! Love your block.

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  136. I love the block you designed for our state I think you represented it well :) Not that you remember me but you taught me at NC (I think a history class) back somewhere around 1990-1992 that's as good as my memory is because I don't remember for sure which grade :) Anyway, didn't know you had a blog or even that you quilted, found you through this blog tour. My email is deblovejoy1975@gmail.com Thanks :)

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    1. Deb, I think I do know who you are, actually. Were you a cheerleader? I assume Lovejoy was not your maiden name:) Anyway, I quit teaching in 2007, and have had my own longarm business for the past 5 years. I missed teaching for the first year or so, but now I can't imagine ever going back:)

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    2. Yeah my maiden name would have been helpful didn't think about that it was Danhauer, and yep I was a cheerleader :)

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    3. I knew it:) Even though I am feeling pretty old these days...I still have a pretty good memory for all my students:)

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  137. I like your plate, that is Nebraska. A windmill and open land. I have been to Chimney Rock, long story. I was born in Kansas, so you will understand.

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  138. Sandi your block really turned out fabulous. Nicely done.

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  139. Great block! I live in Tennessee, and sadly, Nebraska is one of the 6 U.S. states I've not yet had the pleasure of visiting.

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    1. You should come up and see us:) My husband and I went to Sevierville, TN and surrounding area on our way to Asheville for our 20th anniversary. It was beautiful!

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  140. I've never been to Nebraska, but your post makes it sound gorgeous, so now I want to go.

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (dot) com

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  141. I have been to Nebraska before and it is a great state. I wasn't quilting earnestly when I visited or perhaps I would have hit a few quilt shops when I was there.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  142. What a beautiful block. I'd love to come back to really see Nebraska, especially the sandhill crane migration. And have been so intrigued by North Platte since reading Once Upon A Town, about the generosity of that community to traveling soldiers during World War II.

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    1. I grew up about 45 miles south of North Platte, and know it well. It has a nice quilt shop, too. :)

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  143. Thanks for all the information about Nebraska! I've never been there, but it looks like a great place to visit! And I love your license plate with the dramatic colors and the windmill! Thanks for sharing!

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  144. Sandi, I LOVE your Nebraska license plate design. The stitched rows of crops are really fun - nice job! And your post with all the fun facts and photos is great! Thanks so much for participating in our blog tour.

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    1. Thank you so much, Candice! I loved doing it, and was so honored to be asked. I am currently trying to convince my husband that we MUST travel to Houston market this fall to see the final quilt. He just laughs at me:) I hope that there will be a photo of the quilt when it gets finished because I am so excited to see it! If you ever need anything else, be sure to call on me!

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  145. Thanks for all the info, I have no had the chance to visit Nebraska.

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  146. Love how you did your plate. I'm another one of those who have traveled thru your state, east to west and vice versa... TIA, B-)

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  147. What a great license plate!! I was in Lincoln about 20 years ago for some training with my job. Fun trip!

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  148. Your 'tour,' photos, and website are so tastefully done, it was a pleasure to read about a state I have not yet visited. Thank you!

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  149. Love all your photos showing your state and your license plate! Looks like a great state to visit.

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  150. Looks like I should plan "to do it all" when I visit Nebraska!

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  151. I live just W on Hwy. 30 in GI, love your block and follow you on bloglovin'.

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  152. visited Nebraska for the first time a few wks ago. stayed in Norfolk & also visited the zoo in Omaha :o) looking forward to a return visit!! Beautiful countryside :o)

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  153. Sounds great and I like your plate! New follower and Love those colors!

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  154. Love sandhill cranes. Love your license plate. Stargal714@yahoo.com

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  155. I would love to attend one of those Cornhuskers games, I've not been to a game where people are THAT involved and I would love it! I am also working on my husband for us to visit the quilt museum in Lincoln. Thank you for sharing about Nebraska!
    ~Brandy
    brandizzle7133 at gmail dot com

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