January 19, 2018 to May 13, 2018

As a collector, I'm looking for something that reflects my country back at me. Quilts rearrange my molecules when I look at them. There's an enormous satisfaction in having them close by. I'm not a materialist. There are too many things in the world, and we know that the best things in life aren't things. Yet there are a few things that remind me of the bigger picture.

We live in a rational world. One and one always equals two. That's okay, but we actually want—in our faith, in our families, in our friendships, in our love, in our art—for one and one to equal three.

September 15, 2023 to November 15, 2023

The International Quilt Museum’s exhibition, “Stitching and Sharing Culture: Molas from Panama’s Guna People” will feature complex textiles that share the rich imagery, both indigenous and cross-cultural, that Guna women have long incorporated into their stitched handiwork. The exhibition is being curated by University of Nebraska-Lincoln students in Anthropology 292: Special Topics, with help from students from Saitama University (Saitama, Japan), who will participate in a two-week internship at the IQM in early September.

September 20, 2023 to February 17, 2024

Italian artist Annamaria Brenti has a degree in Mathematics from the University of Florence. While living in the U.S. in the 1980s, she became intrigued with quilting, ultimately focusing on pictorial quilts inspired by the Italian landscape and quilts that reference her love of mathematical theory. Her detailed cloth images of the Florentine countryside will be featured in this exhibition.

September 20, 2023 - February 17, 2024
Pumphrey Family Gallery

March 31, 2023 to October 14, 2023

The ancient maharajas (kings) of northern India wore lavish robes in a variety of styles. In 2016, quiltmaker Geeta Khandelwal of Mumbai, India decided she wanted to make miniature versions of these traditional garments. Inspired by the ceremonial and everyday clothing of the Indian maharajas between the 1750s and the 1950s, Khandelwal dedicated her sewing expertise to creating royal robes that were approximately one-eighth of their original size.

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.

April 7, 2023 to September 30, 2023

For geographers and other social scientists, place is not simply a physical location. The concept of place includes both tangible and intangible characteristics, and it reflects the ever-changing nature of a geographical area. For instance, a neighborhood is not only composed of buildings, streets, and people, but also of:
Sounds … smells … activities … climate … and history
All these features merge and evolve, creating the unique culture that characterizes a particular place at a particular time.

November 22, 2022 to March 25, 2023

Black at Work examines how quiltmakers represented in the International Quilt Museum collection have utilized the color black as a visual or conceptual element in their textiles. It positions black as a serious and active representational tool with the power to change or enhance the way we see, perceive, and understand the world around us.

May 5, 2023 to December 16, 2023

The International Quilt Museums is pleased to feature a showcase of art quilt history developed by the Studio Art Quilt Associates. Layered & Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art showcases 50 art quilts by renowned master artists. Seminal works show the evolution of the art quilt from the earliest pioneers creating during the 1960s through to today’s artists experimenting with new forms, new materials, and new digital technologies.


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