Friends of IQSCM

Friends of International Quilt Study Center and Museum is a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to supporting the mission of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum through fundraising, educational opportunities, and social events. The IQSCM is located in Lincoln, Nebraska. IQSCM's mission is to build a global collection and audience that celebrate the cultural and artistic significance of quilts.

Friends is making a difference. As of May 26, 2017, Friends has provided the International Quilt Study Center & Museum with a cumulative $266,537 since 2009!


Friends has provided support for the following exhibits:

  • Velda Newman: Panorama
  • Eiko Okano's Delectable World
  • Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection
  • Made by Hand: American Quilts in the Industrial Age
  • Voltage: Quilts by Erica Waaser
  • Small Talk
  • Sacred Scraps: Quilt and Patchwork Traditions of Central Asia
  • Block by Block
  • Regarding Nebraska
  • Off the Grid: The Bill Volckening Collection
  • Layered Voices
  • Quilt Japan
  • Log Cabins by Luke Haynes
  • QuiltScapes by Pauline Burbidge
  • Amish Quilts and the Crafting of Diverse Traditions
  • Contemporary Quilt Art from the International Quilt Festival Collection
  • United in Memory: 9/11 Victims Memorial Quilt
  • Inside the Wrapper: The True Tales of the Mountain Mist Quilt Patterns
  • And more!


In addition, Friends provided the following material gifts: 

  • Canon DSLR camera and zoom lens
  • Rechargeable Sterno candle sets for event decor
  • Formaspace island table for kitchen and demonstration/workshop purposes
  • Flip-top tables
  • Plexiglass label covers for galleries
  • Quilts of Southwest China catalogue
  • A reprinting of 4000 copies of the gallery publication "To Protect and Preserve"
  • Computers
  • Microphone/sound capability for the Seminar room
  • Two display cases for the galleries or reception area
  • Vinyl graphics for upcoming exhibits
  • Two portable quilt display and photograph racks
  • Gallery guides for several exhibits

These gifts enhance and enrich the museum visitor's experience, and we hope to continue providing additional gifts, with your help.

Thank you to Unanimous for being a $1,000 sponsor for Give to Lincoln Day 2018!