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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
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
The International Quilt Museum presents “One Hundred Good Wishes Quilts: Expressions of Cross-Cultural Communication” for Textile Talks on October 21 at 2 p.m. Eastern via Zoom. In this Textile Talk, Marin Hanson, curator of international collections at the International Quilt Museum discusses the early 21st-century phenomenon of “One Hundred Good Wishes Quilts,” quilts made by American families to commemorate their...READ MORE
Friday, October 23, 2020
In conjunction with our pop-up exhibition, Hostile Terrain 94, Jonathan Gregory, assistant curator of exhibitions, will speak about how quilts have been used as a medium for social and political activism and advocacy in a panel discussion titled, “Quilts, Migration, and Human Rights.” The event is Friday, October 23 from 12-1:30 p.m. via Zoom. Please register at https://bit.ly/3k7HAex . The...READ MORE
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Join us for another Textile Talk on Wednesday, October 28 at 2 p.m. Eastern on Zoom. “Kaffe Fassett and Erin Lee Gafill: A Creative Conversation,” presented by San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, is an exciting conversation with two influential creatives, textile artist Kaffe Fassett and painter Erin Lee Gafill, as they discuss the inspiration behind their recent publication...READ MORE
Friday, November 6, 2020
The International Quilt Museum will offer FREE admission from 4-7 p.m. in conjunction with Lincoln’s First Friday Art Walk. Click here to view the exhibitions now showing. Masks and physical distancing are required while in the museum in accordance with university and local health policies and procedures. Please note: First Friday programs will continue to be offered virtually on museum’s...READ MORE
Thursday, November 26, 2020 to Sunday, November 29, 2020
The International Quilt Museum will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving. Have a safe and happy holiday!READ MORE
Friday, December 4, 2020
The International Quilt Museum will offer FREE admission from 4-7 p.m. in conjunction with Lincoln’s First Friday Art Walk. Click here to view the exhibitions now showing. Masks and physical distancing are required while in the museum in accordance with university and local health policies and procedures. Please note: First Friday programs will continue to be offered virtually on museum’s...READ MORE