AccuQuilt’s Unveiling Event

It was a fun party atmosphere last week at AccuQuilt’s new corporate headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. I spent some time with Lynn Gibney, AccuQuilt’s Director of Marketing, who showed me around the facility.

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Photo courtesy Belinda Karls-Nace. Used with permission.


Just off of and clearly visible from I-80, it includes a warehouse, offices, a dream studio (to be featured in a future post) and a quilt gallery.

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AccuQuilt’s new digs were all spruced up for the Third Annual Barn Quilt Unveiling Event, attended by about 300 people from various parts of the U.S. and Canada.

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Alex Anderson was the keynote speaker at AccuQuilt's Barn Quilt Unveiling Event last week in Omaha.

Alex Anderson was the featured speaker. She spoke about her quilting journey and AccuQuilt’s part in it.

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The quilt gallery at AccuQuilt in Omaha, Nebraska

A beautiful selection of Alex’s quilts was on exhibit in the quilt gallery, which is lovely.

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Alex was happy to sign copies of her books for those attending.

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Belinda's winning quilt block was unveiled last week at AccuQuilt's Omaha headquarters.

The culmination of the event was the unveiling of a 17′ x 17′ quilt block outside the building.

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This was the winning block in AccuQuilt’s Barn Quilt Design Contest.

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Belinda Karls-Nace

The block was designed by Belinda Karls-Nace from Des Moines. Belinda is a cross-stitch pattern designer who made her first quilt when she was 12. She has been quilting seriously for about six years. Visit Belinda’s blog for more great photos and details about the event and lots of other creative musings.

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First place winner Belinda Karls-Nace, far left, and first runner-up Carol Johnson from Ontario, Canada are recognized by Linda Pumphrey, National Sales Manager at AccuQuilt.

First runner-up Carol Johnson (above, center) from Ontario, Canada was also recognized.

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This block was Carol Johnson's entry. It was awarded first runner-up.

Carol’s quilt block is displayed indoors near the gallery entrance. Both blocks will be up for one year.

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Carol Johnson's block received first runner-up in the Barn Quilt Design Contest.

The new offices are well-designed and attractive, too.

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Interesting structures help to create a cozy feeling in AccuQuilt's offices.

I loved these structures! They help to create a cozy feeling in the office space and probably also improve the sound. I just like how funky they are.

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Of course there are quilts on the walls in AccuQuilt’s signature palette of bright colors.

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Photo courtesy Belinda Karls-Nace. Used with permission.

A visit to AccuQuilt’s website is a pleasure. You can chat live with a real person! All my questions were quickly answered in just a few minutes.

For some serious quilty fun, take a look at the gallery of the Top 100 entries in the contest. You’ll see things like this:

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There are one hundred blocks to admire—so much inspiration. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you, AccuQuilt, for a great day, a great website and a great product!

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
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2 Responses to AccuQuilt’s Unveiling Event

  1. DianeH says:

    Fantastic to see this. Thanks. Congratulations to all the block entrants.

  2. JoAnne T. says:

    Wow, a very nice building and a fantastic looking block!

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