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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
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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Join the International Quilt Museum this summer as we dive deeper into Indian quiltmaking traditions with screenings of three documentary shorts. A Trunk Show will follow each film and feature related quilts from the museum’s collection. Appearing this month at Noon: “Threads,” a documentary about Bangladeshi quiltmaker Surayia Rahman, by Cathy Stevulak (2014, 32 min.). A viewing of quilts from...
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...
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...
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...
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 leamccomas.com. Unless otherwise stated, workshops will be held at the International Quilt Museum, 1523...