Discover Nebraska

Honoring Nebraska Through Quilts


Magic Square Puzzle

One of the activities we offer in the classroom is the Magic Square Puzzle. You can make your own Magic Square!

Download the instructions here.

Nebraska Windmill Block

In 1977, The Lincoln Quilters Guild sponsored a contest to select a quilt block to honor the State of Nebraska. The contest was in conjunction with Quilt Symposium ’77: Fine Art, Folk Art, planned & hosted by LQG. The 85th Nebraska State Legislature passed Legislative Resolution Number One in January 1977 to designate the winning block as the Official Nebraska Block. The winning block, Nebraska Windmill, was designed by E.S. “Bud” Dunklau of Lincoln, NE. Bud & Carol Dunklau gave the original block pattern & rights to the pattern to LQG. LQG gave the original cloth block to the Nebraska State Historical Society.Patterns for the block were developed by Kate Laucomer and are now available here.
Nebraska Windmill Block - rotary cut and paper pieced version
Nebraska Windmill Block - with templates