About Us

The International Quilt Museum and Friends of IQM have joined forces to offer one membership with all the perks of being part of and supporting both. The mission of Friends of IQM is to support the museum through fundraising, educational opportunities and social events.

Learn more about how your support advances the understanding and appreciation of quilts and quiltmaking traditions.

Officers and Board Members

Officers and Board Members
Officers and Board Members
  • Kay Grimminger, President 
  • Susan Weber, Past President
  • Donna di Natale, President Elect
  • Wanda Heins, Recording Secretary
  • Vicky Skuodas, Treasurer
  • Linda Glisson 
  • Ann Hauder
  • Carmen Kleager
  • Tim Keelan
  • Mary Olson
  • June Pederson
  • Janet Phillips 
  • Nesha Schumann
  • Diane Thomas
  • Ex Officio: Leslie Levy, Ardis and Robert James Executive Director of the International Quilt Museum

Your Friends at Work

Your Friends at Work
Your Friends at Work

Friends has provided support for the following exhibits:

  • Whimsy
  • Dualities: Emiko Toda Loeb
  • Liz Axford: Overlay
  • Los Desconocidos / The Unknowns
  • Collecting and Recollecting: Contemporary Quilts in Western India
  • Discovering the Collection: A 20-Year Journey
  • From Kente to Kuba: Stitched Textiles from West and Central Africa
  • Stitching the Transatlantic: Liberian Quilts from the John Singler Collection
  • Cheddar Quilts from the Joanna S. Rose Collection
  • The Mark Dunn Collection
  • Marti Michell and the Business of Quilts
  • Color and Contour: Provençal Quilts and Domestic Objects
  • War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics
  • Singular Fascination
  • Velda Newman: Panorama
  • Eiko Okano's Delectable World
  • Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection
  • Made by Hand: American Quilts in the Industrial Age
  • Voltage: Quilts by Erica Waaser
  • Small Talk
  • Sacred Scraps: Quilt and Patchwork Traditions of Central Asia
  • Block by Block
  • Regarding Nebraska
  • Off the Grid: The Bill Volckening Collection
  • Layered Voices
  • Quilt Japan
  • Log Cabins by Luke Haynes
  • QuiltScapes by Pauline Burbidge
  • Amish Quilts and the Crafting of Diverse Traditions
  • Contemporary Quilt Art from the International Quilt Festival Collection
  • United in Memory: 9/11 Victims Memorial Quilt
  • Inside the Wrapper: The True Tales of the Mountain Mist Quilt Patterns

In addition, Friends provided the following material gifts: 

  • Canon DSLR camera and zoom lens
  • Rechargeable Sterno candle sets for event decor
  • Formaspace island table for kitchen and demonstration/workshop purposes
  • Flip-top tables
  • Plexiglass label covers for galleries
  • Quilts of Southwest China catalogue
  • A reprinting of 4000 copies of the gallery publication "To Protect and Preserve"
  • Computers
  • Microphone/sound capability for the Seminar room
  • Two display cases for the galleries or reception area
  • Vinyl graphics for upcoming exhibits
  • Two portable quilt display and photograph racks
  • Gallery guides for several exhibit

These gifts enhance and enrich the museum visitor's experience,
and we hope to continue providing additional gifts with your help.

Membership Benefits

Membership Benefits
Membership Benefits

Membership is the best way to experience everything the International Quilt Museum has to offer. Your support advances the understanding and appreciation of quilts and quiltmaking traditions.

The International Quilt Museum and Friends of IQM have joined forces to offer one membership with all the perks of being part of and supporting both. Membership will continue to directly impact the museum’s success by providing financial support towards world-class exhibitions, educational programs and global outreach. That means more meaningful experiences for visitors like you.

Membership benefits include: 

  • Satisfaction of supporting the mission of the IQM
  • Invitations to special events
  • Volunteer opportunities within the Friends organization
  • Opportunity to provide support for world-class exhibitions, educational programs and global outreach
  • Opportunities to meet others with similar interest and goals
  • Unlimited free admission to the museum for one full year
  • Museum Store discount
  • Subscription to museum and Friends e-newsletters and publications
  • Discount on selected classes, workshops and events

Click here for more information about Membership.

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes
Meeting Minutes

Friends of IQM board members meet quarterly. Minutes are available after they are approved at the following meeting. 

Archive of Minutes