Programs & Activities

The International Quilt Study Center & Museum offers programming to educate and entertain audiences. Various activities and events are available, whether you are a lifelong quilter or exploring a new interest.

Workshops and Demonstrations

Workshops are held periodically throughout the year for various age groups and experience levels. Interested instructors may submit a workshop proposal if they would like to teach a class.

Quilts for Community
Small groups are invited to quilt at the museum for free on Saturdays. Quilters receive a place to practice their craft while visitors observe quilting first hand.

Quilt Identification Day
Four times a year, we welcome the public to bring in their quilts for identification and documentation. Our staff and trained volunteers examine quilts and offer information about patterns, fabrics, styles and estimated age. A history form and documentation label is be completed for each quilt. Call 402-472-6549 or register online to reserve your space. You can also check out our step-by-step guide, Hold Your Own Identification Day.

Lectures and Talks

Tuesday Talks
Held the fourth Tuesday of each month at noon, Tuesday Talks provide behind the scenes and in depth information about current and upcoming exhibitions. The talks are free with admission and held in the Campbell/Hodder Education Classroom.

Public Lectures and Documentary Screenings
The IQSCM regularly invites scholars and experts to speak at the museum and offers screenings of documentaries related to exhibitions in our galleries. Admission to these speaking engagements if free unless otherwise noted.


First Fridays 
The IQSCM is a proud participant in Lincoln's First Friday Artwalk. In addition to free admission from 4:30-7 p.m. the first Friday of each month, visitors can enjoy gallery tours and first looks at new exhibitions. Music, demonstrations or other activities are also offered, along with crafts for children.

National Quilting Day
Held on the third Saturday in March, National Quilting Day is held at Quilt House in conjunction with the Lincoln Quilters Guild, Nebraska State Quilt Guild and various sponsors. Enjoy free admission, lectures, demonstrations and more to celebrate quilts and quiltmaking traditions.

For Children of All Ages

Quilt Explorers
Explore quilts and quiltmaking traditions with hands-on activities, worksheets and books in the Quilt Explorers Den, located in the Mary Ghormley Reading Room on Quilt House's third floor. Some activities are available for download on our website.