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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, December 6, 2019
First Friday with free admission from 4-7 p.m. featuring the opening of "Studio Champloo" and "Cyanotype: Lasting Impressions." Artists from both exhibitions will be on hand to discuss their artwork. About "Studio Champloo": A new exhibition opening at the International Quilt Museum will feature artwork from 11 artists invited to respond to quiltmaking themes in their preferred art medium. “Studio...
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Go behind the scenes of the world’s largest publicly held quilt collection at Noon. Spend an hour touring the Dillow Conservation Work Room and Collections Storage with one of our team members. Cost: $30. Please call 402-472-6549 to reserve a spot on the tour.
Saturday, December 21, 2019 to Wednesday, January 1, 2020
The International Quilt Museum will be closed Dec. 21, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2020, as part of the University of Nebraska's Winter Shutdown.
Friday, January 3, 2020
The International Quilt Museum's First Friday programming will begin February 7, 2020.
Friday, February 7, 2020
Make a fabric Valentine for someone special—or yourself—during First Friday at the International Quilt Museum. Stop by between 4:30-6:30 p.m. to make a Valentine in the style of Scherenschnitte—a style of folding fabric and cutting designs like you would a snowflake. This is an all ages activity and will take about 15-20 minutes to complete. We are pleased to offer...
Thursday, April 30, 2020 to Saturday, May 2, 2020
Save the date for our 2020 World of Quilts Travel tour, Putting on the Chintz . Our special weekend quilt event will include: Up close viewing of chintz quilts in the collection Exhibition tours Small group sizes Special lectures and guest speakers Welcome Reception One-year museum membership Lunches Gift bag Visit for more information.