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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
Saturday, February 1, 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...
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Children are invited to join Instructor Sheila Greeen as we explore 1950s quilts from the Claire Vlasin Collection and the Mary Campbell Ghormley Doll Exhibit. The featured doll will be Maryellen, a 9 year old from the 1950s. We'll learn about life in America in the '50s and the fun fads: rock and roll, 45 records, the soda fountain, hula...
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...
Friday, February 14, 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...
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...