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February 21, 2024 to August 10, 2024

Sue Spargo’s unique folk-art imagery reflects her multi-cultural background and her fascination with folk art from around the world. Her inspiration comes from memories of her childhood in South Africa with its distinctive environment and animals and her subsequent time in the green meadows of southern England. 

November 21, 2023 to May 11, 2024

In 2007, twelve quilt artists from around the world, linked only by shared communication via the Internet, came together to challenge themselves artistically.  Each member of Twelve by Twelve: International Art Quilt Challenge took turns setting a theme or color palette for their group to use as inspiration for a piece made in a standard 12-inch size. (In 2012, the size changed to 20” by 12”.) After multiple projects they set their final challenge’s unveiling for December 12, 2012.

January 19, 2024 to July 27, 2024

Feed sack is a catch-all term for any cloth bag that contains a variety of dry goods.This type of bag has many names: feed sack, feed bag, cloth commodity bag. Ingenious and thrifty quilters, seamstresses, home sewists and children re-used the cloth to create quilts, clothes, bedding, decor and accessories that exemplify the era.

October 20, 2023 to May 4, 2024

For nearly 30 years Katie Pasquini Masopust has produced high quality contemporary art quilts that have been coveted and collected by a broad range of admirers. From her early beginnings as a painter dabbling in traditional quiltmaking, her work has evolved from structured mandalas and mind-blowing dimensional pieces to painterly landscapes and abstracts executed with the finest fabrics and most creative stitching techniques. This exhibition will feature a range of work from this prolific artist.

October 20, 2023 - May 4, 2024
Von Seggern Gallery

September 8, 2023 to April 13, 2024

World War I, also referred to as the “Great War,” greatly impacted American quiltmaking.  From April 1917 to March 1919, women created quilts and textiles that read as historic documents, revealing the many ways quiltmakers responded to the war: telling heartbreaking stories of loss, expressing rousing patriotic messages and raising significant funds to support the Red Cross. With their quiltmaking skills, women contributed thousands of quilts for one of the greatest benevolent efforts of the twentieth century.

October 6, 2023 to April 20, 2024

For the last 3+ years, our world has undergone a traumatic sea change. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced individuals, communities, and entire countries to shift their perspectives, policies, and priorities.

The International Quilt Museum is located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus. The building and its garden were all designed with quilts and quiltmaking in mind.

In the tabs below, you can learn more about the design of the building and garden.

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