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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
War and Pieced Quilt by Annette Gero
Friday, June 1, 2018
Join us for free admission to the gallery and light refreshments from 4-7 p.m. in conjunction to Lincoln’s First Friday Artwalk. At 5:30 p.m., Curator of Collections Carolyn Ducey will give a lecture on “War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics.” This exhibition is a showcase of the spectacularly complex geometric quilts made exclusively by...
Guest speaker Mary Fons seated with a quilt.
Sunday, June 3, 2018
The International Quilt Study Center & Museum’s Mary Ghormley Memorial Lecture Series is going on the road. Join us for an afternoon with Mary Fons on Sunday, June 3, from 1:30-3 p.m., at the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, 3133 US-34, in Grand Island, NE. Mary Fons is a writer and editor who specializes in the history of the...
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Members of the Quilts of Valor Lincoln Chapter will work on current projects in our Reception Hall beginning at 10 a.m.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Go behind the scenes of the world’s largest publicly held quilt collection at 12 p.m. Spend an hour touring the Dillow Conservation Work Room and Collections Storage with one of our team members. Cost: $30. Please call 402-472-6549 to reserve a spot on the tour.
Covered in blue event, June 14 to 16, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018 to Saturday, June 16, 2018
Join World of Quilts Travel June 14-16, 2018, for an exclusive, up-close look at some of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum’s collection of blue quilts (quilts with blue fabrics). The tour will feature multiple behind-the-scenes turnings of more than 100 pieces dating from the 19th and 20th centuries, consisting of chintz, toile, blue resist, Prussian blue, early indigo...
Friday, June 15, 2018
Celebrate the opening of “Color and Contour: Provencal Quilts and Domestic Objects.” Guest curated by Kathryn Berenson, the exhibition will showcase gems of the museum’s collection of whole cloth quilts from the Provence region of France. Berenson will give a lecture on the exhibition and her research during a reception from 5-7 p.m. on June 15. The lecture begins at...