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The International Quilt 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 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 6, 2020
Join us for "Striding Lines: An Evening with Rumi O'Brien and Bobbie Malone" as part of First Friday on March 6 from 4-7 p.m. at the International Quilt Museum. Artist Rumi O'Brien will give a presentation with Bobbie Malone, the author of "Striding Lines: The Unique Story Quilts of Rumi O'Brien" at 5:30 p.m. They will speak about O'Brien's quilts,...
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Take a tour behind the scenes of the Byron and Sara Rhodes Dillow workroom to learn more about how we care for the world's largest publicly held quilt collection, which spans five centuries and more than 55 countries. Led by a member of the International Quilt Museum team, the hour-long tour will take you into our state-of-the-art, climate-controlled storage facility...
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
"Artful Log Cabins" with Instructor Katie Pasquini Masopust. The log cabin block is so very versatile, we will use that as the basis for creating linear abstract art quilts. Start with a painting or photograph, crop that to a strong personal composition, overlay a grid, this can be an even grid, an uneven grid, curved or random grid, this linear...
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Save the date for National Quilting Day at the International Quilt Museum on Saturday, March 21, 2020, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This year's festivities include: Cuddle Quilts: Lincoln Quilters Guild Outreach Project Demonstrations of surface design techniques Make and take project for entire family Handwork Demonstrations and Display Collection Care in Action This year's lecture schedule will be as follows:...
Friday, April 3, 2020
Come to First Friday at the International Quilt Museum on April 3, 2020 from 4-7 p.m. as we celebrate "Old World Quilts" with visual artist Annalee Levin. Enjoy free admission to the galleries and Levin's lecture "The Embellished World: A History Through the Lens of Hand Embroidery" at 5:30 p.m. About the Lecture Humans have engaged in the art of...
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Join artist Annalee Levin for an embroidery workshop on Saturday, April 4, 2020, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the International Quilt Museum. In this class you will learn all of the basic skills needed to create a hand embroidery. Learn how to transfer the design onto fabric, how to start and stop the threads, and why and how to use...