Give to Lincoln Day 2019

Save the Date! The next Give to Lincoln Day will be May 30, 2019. Every donation on this day makes a bigger impact. Nonprofits, including Friends of IQSCM, will receive a proportional share of a challenge fund made possible by Lincoln Community Foundation and other generous sponsors. 

More details to come, but visit for the latest information!

Project Pincushion

Friends of International Quilt Study Center & Museum is proud to announce PROJECT PINCUSHION, a fun and creative way for sewers from all over the world to support IQSCM. No matter where in the world you live, you can participate by donating a handmade pincushion to the IQSCM for sale to benefit the Quilt House.
Fun fact: Tradition has it that in the Victorian Era, a tomato would be placed on the mantel to welcome a new neighbor. When tomatoes were out of season, a cloth tomato stuffed with sawdust would be substituted.  Needles and pins were quite expensive and prized, so they would be displayed stuck into the tomato.  There is little to verify this “tradition," but we do know that countless tomato pincushions were made and are used to this day, along with the little emery-filled strawberry. 
For PROJECT PINCUSHION, Friends is asking everyone to put on their creative cap and make 1, 2, 3, or more pincushions to donate to the museum. Any size, shape, or color will be welcome. All forms of needlework are welcome: sewing, crochet, knitting, cross stitch, needlepoint. The pincushions will be sold in the IQSCM gift shop and at special museum events, such as Art Market with all proceeds of the pincushion sales going directly toward bringing future exhibits to Quilt House.
Follow us on Facebook and visit the Friends blog (soon to be established) for tips on making pincushions and design ideas, and to see what other sewers have contributed.
Whether you are a member of a large guild or quilting bee, or an individual, you can support IQSCM by making and sending your pincushions to:

International Quilt Study Center and Museum
1523 N 33rd St
Lincoln NE 68503

Please include your name, address, and email address with each pincushion so we may send our appreciation and thanks to you. Questions should be directed to project co-chairs Katie Wilson at [email protected] or Donna di Natale at [email protected]