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Kristine Nelson

My Story

Kristine, Kris, Nelson grew up in Cambridge NE. After marrying she and her husband Wayne Nelson moved to McCook NE, where they resided for the last 43 years. They have 2 married daughters and are proud grandparents with 2 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. Her husband is an accomplished artist in various media. 

Kris comes from a family of quilters; her mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother were all quilters. Before being bitten by the quilting bug, kris sewed clothes for herself and her daughter. " She says " Many Sundays in church you would see us in our matching dresses, we laughed about that now!" She chuckled. "I managed a local store (McCook's Fabric and Crafts) for 20 years and I recently retired from FedEx Express as a courier for the past 22 years. My hobbies included gardening, canning, baking, and cooking. But my passion is quilting." 

She completed her first quilt 12 years ago and has sewn almost every day since. Kris likes to work by herself and admits to not having ties to local quilt clubs. "Meetings take away from sewing time" she explained.  She enjoys the solitude of her quilting process and admits to being a prolific quilter. She loves all aspects of the quilt-making process and quilts her own quilts on a Longarm Machine. While she loves all styles of quilts, she admits to being partial to scrappy quilts. Kris regularly enters her quilts at the Red Willow Country Fair and has garnered several ribbons and 6 Best of Show awards. Kris was awarded the Pride of Nebraska Ribbon and the Nebraska Strate Fair and placed 2nd in the Best of Show County Quilts Category. 

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