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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
Friday, March 1, 2019
Join the International Quilt Study Center & Museum for an evening of free admission to the galleries on March 1, 2019, from 4-7 p.m. as part of Lincoln's Art Walk. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Boots and Cats will perform at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy viewing our newest exhibition, "Collecting and Recollecting: Contemporary Quilts in Western India." About the Performers : Boots...
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Join us for our 10th Annual National Quilting Day at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This free community event will include block printing, bracelet making, handwork demonstration, collections care, Quilts of Valor and more! The lecture schedule for this year's event includes: "Collecting and Recollecting: Contemporary Quilts in Western...
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Peggy Hazard and Jody Ipsen will present on the exhibition "Los Desconocidos / The Unknowns" from 12-12:45 p.m. for Tuesday Talk. The exhibition will be on display at the International Quilt Study & Museum March 15-June 27. Tuesday Talks are held in the Campbell and Hodder Seminar Room and are complimentary with admission. About the Presenters Peggy Hazard is an...
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” 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 Africa-focused exhibitions, this...
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...