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

More than 5,000 Quilts!
The International Quilt Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of publicly owned quilts—and one of the most comprehensive. Our collection now includes more than 5,000 quilts and quilt-related objects representing 50 countries dating from the 1700s 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.