Collection Highlights

The International Quilt Study Center & Museum’s expanding collection represents quilts and quiltmaking traditions from more than 50 countries, dating from the 1600s to today. Discover more about the world’s largest publicly held quilt collection by reviewing the highlights below. You can also look for specific quilts under Advanced Search.

There are currently 30 different nations represented by quilts in the collection. This is an area of special focus as we work toward our goal of collecting, preserving and sharing quilts from all cultures, locations and eras.