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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
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Join us for our 10th Annual National Quilting Day at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This free community event will include block printing, bracelet making, handwork demonstration, collections care, Quilts of Valor and more! The lecture schedule for this year's event includes: "Collecting and Recollecting: Contemporary Quilts in Western...
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Join Instructor Sheila Green for another "My Doll and I" workshop. This time, we will explore the exhibition "From Kente to Kuba: Stitched Textiles from West and Central Africa." Offered Saturday, March 30, 2019, sessions are available in the morning from 10 a.m.-Noon and afternoon from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The class will be based on Addy, the African American doll from...
Friday, April 5, 2019
Save the date for "Quilts in the African Diaspora" on April 5, 2019, as part of this month's First Friday festivities. More details to come on this multi-disciplinary panel discussion sponsored by the Byron and Sara Rhodes Dillow Excellence Fund. It is being held in conjunction with the exhibitions "From Kente to Kuba: Stitched Textiles from West and Central Africa,"...
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Learn your quilt's story at Quilt Identification Day. During Quilt Identification Day our trained team of staff and volunteers will examine quilts and offer information about patterns, fabrics, styles and estimated age. We will create a history form and documentation label for each quilt ensuring your quilt’s story is preserved for future generations. Limit two quilts per person per visit...
Quilts that Speak logo over red and white quilt.
Thursday, April 25, 2019 to Saturday, April 27, 2019
Join World of Quilts Travel April 25-27, 2019, for an exclusive, up-close look at some of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum’s collection of quilts with words. The tour will feature multiple behind-the-scenes turnings of more than 100 pieces dating from the 19th and 20th centuries with verses, names, signatures, dates and more. Visit for more information and...
Friday, May 3, 2019
Join the International Quilt Study Center & Museum for its Second Annual Block Party on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. Stay tuned for more information about this free family event featuring activities for all ages, refreshments and lots of quilts.