Activities

The International Quilt Study Center & Museum offers programming to educate and entertain audiences. Various activities and events are available, whether you are a lifelong quilter or exploring a new interest.

First Fridays

First Fridays
First Fridays

The IQSCM is a proud participant in Lincoln's First Friday Artwalk. In addition to free admission from 4-7 p.m. the first Friday of each month, visitors can enjoy gallery tours and first looks at new exhibitions. Music, demonstrations or other activities are also frequently offered.

Tuesday Talks

Tuesday Talks
Tuesday Talks

Held the fourth Tuesday of each month March through October at noon, Tuesday Talks provide behind the scenes and in depth information about current and upcoming exhibitions. The talks are free with admission and held in the Campbell/Hodder Education Classroom.

Stay tuned for information about our 2019 Tuesday Talk Schedule. 

Workshops

Workshops
Workshops

Registration is now open for these upcoming workshops at the museum: 

Quilt Identification Day

Quilt Identification Day
Quilt Identification Day

Person Examining Quilt Closely

Learn your quilts 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. Please sign-up for back-to-back spots if bringing two quilts.

Price: Members $15 per quilt
General: $26 for first quilt (includes the cost of admission) and $20 for the second quilt

Registration will open soon for 2019. Mark your calendars for:

  • April 7, 2019
  • August 18, 2019
  • October 27, 2019

Quilts for Community

Quilts for Community
Quilts for Community

Backside of Quilt Being Worked On

Small groups are invited to quilt at the museum for free on Saturdays. Quilters receive a place to practice their craft while visitors observe quilting first hand. For more information, or to reserve a Saturday, call 402-472-6549.

National Quilting Day

National Quilting Day
National Quilting Day

On the third Saturday in March, National Quilting Day is held at in conjunction with various community quilting organizations. Enjoy free admission, lectures, demonstrations and more to celebrate quilts and quiltmaking traditions with activities for all ages.

Thank you to 2018’s National Quilting Day Sponsors: Lincoln Quilters Guild, Nebraska State Quilt Guild, Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild, Crafthouse, Cosmic Cow, Sew Creative, AccuQuilt, Aurifil, Handiquilter and the International Quilt Study Center & Museum.

For Children

For Children
For Children

Child Doing Activity at Table

Visit the Mary Ghormley Reading Room on the museum’s third floor to enjoy an interactive wall offering details on quiltmaking traditions and a variety of coloring and worksheets.