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The International Quilt Study Center & Museum's mission is to build a global collection and audience that celebrate the cultural and artistic significance of quilts.
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World Quilts draws from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum collection and scholarly resources to serve as a clearinghouse of accurate and engaging information on global quilts and quiltmaking traditions.

Upcoming Events
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Paulette Peters will share projects from her personal collection in a trunk show from 12-12:45 p.m. in the Campbell and Hodder Seminar Room. “Stitched in Nebraska,” this year's Tuesday Talk series will highlight some of Nebraska's own contemporary quiltmakers. Each month, we will learn more about the maker and see some of their work in a trunk show. Tuesday Talks...
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Learn more about and document your quilt's story at Quilt Identification Day. Our staff and trained volunteers examine quilts and offer information about patterns, fabrics, styles and estimated age. A history form and documentation label will be completed for each quilt. Click here to reserve your spot.
Friday, October 5, 2018
Join the International Quilt Study Center & Museum for free admission to the galleries from 4-7 p.m. as part of Lincoln's First Friday Artwalk. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., we will offer lectures on Japanese textiles by Teresa Duryea Wong and Yoshiko Wada. Teresa Duryea Wong is the author of four books on quilt history, Japanese quilts and American cotton. "American...
quilted pillow to be made during workshop
Saturday, October 6, 2018
With instructor Yoshiko Jenzenji, internationally known weaver, dyer, fabric artist, teacher and quilter and sponsored by the Omaha Modern Quilt Guild ! Join us for a fun and informative class fusing Japanese design and modern techniques. In this workshop, you will explore color, shape, stitching, and fabric ideas. We will experiment by overlapping thin, transparent fabrics in several layers and...
Visitors look at Chinese quilt.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Go behind the scenes of the world’s largest publicly held quilt collection at Noon. Spend an hour touring the Dillow Conservation Work Room and Collections Storage with one of our team members. Cost: $30. Please call 402-472-6549 to reserve a spot on the tour.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Join the International Quilt Study Center & Museum for a presentation by artist Laura Petrovich-Cheney on Thursday, October 11. Doors open at 5 p.m., the presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Trained as a sculptor, Petrovich-Cheney collects debris in the aftermath of tragedy. Wood from disasters like Hurricane Sandy in New York, and the fires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is salvaged...