Collections

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.

More than 5,000 Quilts!
The International Quilt Study Center & Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of publicly owned quilts—and one of the most comprehensive. Our collection now includes more than 5,000 quilts and quilt-related objects representing 50 countries dating from the 1700s to today. The museum has expanded its international and art collections in recent years. We are building a collection which reflects quiltmaking traditions from around the world and throughout history and today. The museum acquires quilts through donations and a private acquisitions fund. Potential new pieces are reviewed by the museum’s acquisitions committee, which includes museum curators and experts in historical, international and artistic quilts.