Major Collections

The Mary Campbell Ghormley Collection of Doll Quilts

To view quilts from the Ghormley collection go to Search the Collections, scroll down to the IQSC Collection field and select "Mary Campbell Ghormley Collection" from the drop-down box.

Collected over a forty-year period from all over the United States, the Ghormley collection is one of only a few such quilt collections in the world. Mary Ghormley is a founding member of the Lincoln Quilters Guild and was a leader in the Nebraska Quilt Project, which documented the rich quilting heritage of Nebraska and resulted in publication of the book Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers. Today, Mary Ghormley is a weekly volunteer at the International Quilt Study Center (IQSC) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 2005, Mary Ghormley and her family agreed to add her doll quilts to the IQSC’s collection.