NET Documentary Explores Barn Quilts across Nebraska

News Release Date: 
February 23, 2017

For Immediate Release

NET Documentary Explores Barn Quilts across Nebraska

Pathwork on the Plains: Kamler Barn, Fillmore County

LINCOLN, Neb. (Feb. 23, 2017) – A new NET documentary will take viewers across the state to see how barn quilts are preserving history, commemorating families and promoting small town pride and patriotism. 

“Patchwork on the Plains: Nebraska’s Barn Quilt Culture" premieres at 7 p.m. CT, Thursday, March 9, on NET. 

More than just a place to store equipment or house livestock, a Nebraska barn can be a big canvas and space that begs for adornment.

Viewers will travel across the state to meet the people behind these colorfully painted quilts and hear how the art inspires Nebraska.

The show make stops in or near Pender, Elmwood, Murdock, Friend, Shickley, Ohiowa, Ong, Clay Center, Superior, Beatrice, Odell, Cozad, Eustis, Brownville, Wilber, DeWitt and Lincoln.

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