Currently, 63 quilts are on display at the Sarpy County Museum in Bellevue as part of the Great Sarpy County Quilt Exhibit, which highlights quilts made from people in the community and the stories behind them.
Patterns and quilts go hand and hand, some with special meaning, some tell stories, while others are just a form of expression, a piece of art.
"I think quilters are artists. They design," museum volunteer Emily Larson said. "You know if it's your quilt, it's yours to do with how ever you wanna do it. Not everybody likes all the quilts, they have favorites you know. But I like them all. I can pick something good out of every quilt."