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.

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.

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.

March 24, 2023 to September 2, 2023

A group of appliqued and inscribed album quilts made in Ohio’s Miami Valley between 1888 and 1918 are the focus of this exhibition. The albums were given as gifts to young adult to celebrate life’s passages and share folk art designs, fabric and construction methods. The collection was accumulated and researched by scholar Sue Cummings over a thirty-five year period. They comprise one of the most unusual and significant regional quilt styles known.  

March 24 - September 2, 2023
Coryell Gallery

August 9, 2022 to November 16, 2022

“Red is a neutral,” isn’t just a saying for Freddy Moran. She puts it into practice!

Freddy didn’t start quilting until she was 60 years old. Her daughter in law signed them up for a quilting class. She initially thought she wasn’t interested, but she was pulled in. Early on in her quilting journey, she was drawn to color, and used it with abandon. Her quilting philosophy is, “if it’s not fun, why are you doing it?”

“10 colors don’t work, but 100 do.” Freddy Moran.

September 30, 2022 to April 15, 2023

New York quilt collector John (Jack) M. Walsh III and art curator Penny McMorris together have established a singularly important collection of studio art quilts. Seeking innovative and extraordinary vision, they acquired pieces by leading art quilters of the Studio Movement, including quilts featured in the Top 100 Quilts of the Twentieth Century and by honorees of the Master of the Medium award from the James Renwick Alliance for Craft. Walsh also collects work by emerging artists.

November 11, 2022 to April 9, 2023

Paula Nadelstern is known for her use of intricate symmetrical prints in kaleidoscope-themed quilts, employing a distinctive approach that obscures, rather than defines, the seams. Able to find patterns in anything, everywhere she goes, some of Paula’s greatest inspiration comes from her travels and places that are special to her, such as the ceiling of the Spanish Synagogue in Prague in the Czech Republic or the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, USA. In her art, Paula filters every image of inspiration through a kaleidoscopic lens.


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