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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, 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...
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Meg Cox will present "Quilt Journalist Tells All," this year's Mary Ghormley Memorial Lecture. Featuring quilts from Cox's personal collection, the lecture will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Prairie Arts Center, 416 N Jeffers St., in North Platte, Neb. Meg Cox is a journalist and thought leader on quilting and traditions who lectures at guilds, shows and museums...
Friday, October 4, 2019
Join us for a demonstration and lecture with Emiko Toda Loeb, the artist behind Dualities . At 4:30 p.m., the artist will give a demonstration showing how she creates her two-sided log cabin quilts. At 5:30 p.m. she will give a lecture. Emiko Toda Loeb started making quilts in the 1980s after moving to the United States from Kyoto, Japan...
Saturday, October 5, 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.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 to Sunday, October 13, 2019
Registration for the American Quilt Study Group's 2019 Seminar is now open. We are thrilled to be partnering with AQSG for this year's seminar to offer a great selection of papers, tours, study centers and special speakers for you to enjoy. Quilts bring people together - they reflect and create our shared history. For AQSG, 2019 is the beginning of...
Tuesday, October 15, 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 Unless otherwise stated, workshops will be held at the International Quilt Museum, 1523...