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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
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
March 26 at 12 p.m. | FREE with admission Tuesday Talk. Jody Ipsen and Peggy Hazard of the Migrant Quilt Project will discuss the root causes of migration from Central America and Mexico, the criminalization of migrants, and the privatization of migrant detention centers. In addition, they will share the evolution of the Migrant Quilt Project within the context of...
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Join Instructor Sheila Green for another "My Doll and I" workshop. This time, we will explore the exhibition "From Kente to Kuba: Stitched Textiles from West and Central Africa." Offered Saturday, March 30, 2019, sessions are available in the morning from 10 a.m.-Noon and afternoon from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The class will be based on Addy, the African American doll from...
Friday, April 5, 2019
Save the date for “Stitching the Transatlantic: Liberian and African American Quilts” at 5:30 p.m. on April 5, 2019, as part of this month's First Friday festivities. Sponsored by the Byron and Sara Rhodes Dillow Excellence Fund, this lightning talk and Q&A event will explore Liberian and African American quilts, and the connections between them. Held in conjunction with two...
Saturday, April 6, 2019
“Glory Bee!” – clay potted red geranium featuring dimensional petals and leaves. An all-hand stitching project suitable for ALL skill levels, beginner through experienced. Project is mostly completed in the class time. Students learn basic wool applique stitches, how to stitch Kathy’s method of “flat stitching”, how to work with freezer paper patterns, and how to manipulate the wool and...
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Learn your quilt's story at Quilt Identification Day. During Quilt Identification Day our trained team of staff and volunteers will examine quilts and offer information about patterns, fabrics, styles and estimated age. We will create a history form and documentation label for each quilt ensuring your quilt’s story is preserved for future generations. Limit two quilts per person per visit...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
We are pleased to offer this workshop in partnernership with the Lincoln Quilters Guild. More detailed information will be available at a later date. To reserve your space now, email Julie Albrecht at [email protected] or Marilynn Schnepf at [email protected] For more information about this instructor, visit fronddesignstudios.com. Unless otherwise stated, workshops will be held at the International Quilt Study Center...