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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, April 23, 2019
Lori Triplett will present "Indigo: Africa's Gift to the World" during Tuesday Talk from 12-12:45 p.m. Lori Lee Triplett, Business Manager for Quilt and Textile Collections, has successfully combined a variety of passions which include research, writing, and performing into the quilt world. As a lecturer and instructor she brings her experience from stage, screen, and radio to make the...
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Thursday, April 25, 2019 to Saturday, April 27, 2019
Join World of Quilts Travel April 25-27, 2019, for an exclusive, up-close look at some of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum’s collection of quilts with words. The tour will feature multiple behind-the-scenes turnings of more than 100 pieces dating from the 19th and 20th centuries with verses, names, signatures, dates and more. Visit for more information and...
Friday, May 3, 2019
Join the International Quilt Study Center & Museum for its Second Annual Block Party on Friday, May 3, 2019, from 4-8 p.m. Enjoy FREE all ages fun, including arts & crafts, face painting, balloon animals, games, refreshments and more! This year we will have additional activities offered by our friends at: Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum Lincoln...
Tuesday, May 14, 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 Unless otherwise stated, workshops will be held at the International Quilt Study Center...
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Join the International Quilt Study Center & Museum this summer as we dive deeper into Indian quiltmaking traditions with screenings of three documentary shorts. A Trunk Show will follow each film and feature related quilts from the museum’s collection. Appearing this month at Noon: “It Takes a Quilt,” a documentary about collector and researcher Dr. Patricia Stoddard, by Cara Wade,...
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Join Patricia Stoddard and Martha Wallace for a presentation of "Chasing Quilts Through India" at 2 p.m. in the Reception Hall. This lecture is held in conjunction with the exhibition "Collecting and Recollecting: Contemporary Quilts in Western India."