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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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Friday, December 14, 2018
4:30-7 p.m. Lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. Join us for a celebration of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum's 10 years at Quilt House, 33rd and Holdrege. Lincoln City Libraries will have author and quilt related materials on display and available for checkout as well as information on the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors. Stephanie Grace Whitson will also...
Visitors look at embroidered and quilted floor covering.
Friday, December 21, 2018
Go behind the scenes of the world’s largest publicly held quilt collection at 1:30 p.m. 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.
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...
Mediterranean Riviera Shoreline
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 to Monday, June 24, 2019
Has a Mediterranean cruise been on your bucket list? What could more inspirational than a cruise on the beautiful azure blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea? How about a quilting cruise to support the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska? Join the IQSCM and World of Quilts Travel for this fabulous cruise on the Mediterranean Sea. Together...