The International Quilt Museum's mission is to build a global collection and audience that celebrate the cultural and artistic significance of quilts.

The World's Largest Collection
The International Quilt Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of publicly owned quilts—and one of the most comprehensive. Our collection includes quilts and quilt-related objects representing more than 60 countries dating from the 1600s to today. The museum has expanded its international and art collections in recent years. We are building a collection which reflects quiltmaking traditions from around the world and throughout history and today. The museum acquires quilts through donations and a private acquisitions fund. Potential new pieces are reviewed by the museum’s acquisitions committee, which includes museum curators and experts in historical, international and artistic quilts.