Past Events

Friends of International Quilt Museum frequently holds fundraising and educational events to support the museum's mission. Here is a look back at some of our recent past events.

Thank you to everyone who attended our Sixth Annual Art Market this November. This year we raised $13,135 to benefit the museum! Your generosity will help to create exhibitions and programs at the International Quilt Museum.

Additional thanks to those who generously donated objects for the Friends Table at our Sixth Annual Art Market. Last week, we donated the remaining materials to Totonga Bomoi. A Congolese phrase for "build our future," this organization headquartered here in Lincoln teaches women to sew and helps them sell their bags, bow ties and head wraps. The remaining sewing machines, patterns, books and fabrics went to help in that effort.

Thank you to all of the vendors and shoppers who made this event possible. We couldn't have done it without you!

Give to Lincoln Day 2019

Thank you to everyone who supported Friends of the International Quilt Museum. Thanks to your generosity, we set a new personal best raising $10,002 after receiving a proportionate share of the matching fund. 

Friends at Block Party

Friends of the IQM spread information about its mission, and made new friends, during the IQM's second annual Block Party on Friday, May 3. Friends Board President Susan Weber, right, and board member June Pederson served cookies, popcorn and beverages to more than 230 visitors, primarily families from our community.

Friends at National Quilting Day


Representatives from Friends of the International Quilt Museum ran an informational booth at this year's National Quilting Day on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the IQM! Visitors were given information on become a member/friend and ways to help with fundraising events, including Give to Lincoln Day and Project Pincusion.

Pictured above are: 1) IQM Executive Director Leslie Levy, left, and Friends Board President Susan Weber. 2) Friends Board Member Dianne Thomas, right, with IQM Assistant Curator of Exhibitions Jonathan Gregory.