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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
Sunday, August 18, 2019
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...
Friday, September 6, 2019
Join us for Free Admission to the galleries from 4-7 p.m. as part of Lincoln's First Friday Art Walk. Come see our newest exhibition: "Old World Quilts." This exhibition features the earliest and most rare quilts of the International Quilt Museum collection. The provenance of these quilts remain elusive and thus we turn to shared design elements and materials to...
Saturday, September 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.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
We are pleased to offer this workshop in partnernership with the Lincoln Quilters Guild. More detailed information will be available at a later date. To reserve your space now, email Julie Albrecht at [email protected] or Marilynn Schnepf at [email protected] For more information about this instructor, visit stashbandit.net. Unless otherwise stated, workshops will be held at the International Quilt Museum, 1523...
Friday, September 20, 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, September 21, 2019
We will explore the exhibition "Old World Quilts." We’ll learn about the late 1700s through American Girl dolls Felicity and Elizabeth, quilts, stitching, games and snacks. The children hand applique animal shapes, making wall art. We’ll discuss a day in the life of a child in the 1700s vs. today. During the snack time--tea party, we will learn proper manners...