Support

There are many ways to support the International Quilt Museum. Through membership, giving, corporate sponsorships and volunteer service, your support ensures our global collection will be protected for and shared with future generations.


Membership

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 the International Quilt Museum 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.

Become a Member Today

Student (non UNL) - $30

Student (non UNL) - $30
Student (non UNL) - $30

Individual benefits.

You must be a full-time college/university student and provide a copy of your current student ID.

Individual - $60

Individual - $60
Individual - $60
  • Free admission for one adult
  • Museum store discount – 10%
  • Workshop registration discount – 10%
  • E-newsletters
  • Advance registration to events/workshops
  • Quarterly virtual tea with curators and experts
  • Quarterly exclusive video tours of exhibitions or collections
  • Membership in Friends of the International Quilt Museum

Dual - $75

Dual - $75
Dual - $75
  • Free admission for two adults

  • Individual benefits

Family - $110

Family - $110
Family - $110
  • Free admission for two adults & children or grandchildren under age 19
  • Reciprocal admission privileges to NARM museums
  • Individual benefits

Sustainer - $250

Sustainer - $250
Sustainer - $250
  • Four complimentary guest passes
  • Complimentary Behind-the-Scenes tour
  • Museum store discount – 20%
  • Workshop registration discount – 20%
  • Name in annual report
  • Dual/Family benefits

Advocate - $500

Advocate - $500
Advocate - $500
  • Two additional complimentary guest passes (six total)
  • Invitations to VIP receptions
  • Special thank you gift (choose from provided list)
  • Sustainer benefits

Patron - $1,000

Patron - $1,000
Patron - $1,000
  • Four additional complimentary guest passes (ten total)
  • Recognition on donor wall and welcome screens
  • Free rental of Campbell and Hodder Seminar Room or 25% discount on rental of Reception Hall
  • Advocate benefits

Give

The International Quilt Museum relies on support from quilt enthusiasts from around the world. The center continues to grow and flourish because of your support. Our unique program accomplished much since its inception in 1997, including the opening of a museum and academic home in 2008.

The center is many things to many different people: a treasure house of quilts spanning centuries from around the world; a unique academic program and resource attracting scholars from far and wide; a connection point for quilt enthusiasts of all sorts; a world class museum with state of the art exhibitions, digital galleries and stunning architecture. The University of Nebraska Foundation is the designated fundraising organization for the IQM.

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Corporate Sponsorships

As a valued sponsor of the International Quilt Museum’s world-class exhibitions and programs, your business will receive maximum benefits and publicity while supporting quality cultural experiences and preserving global traditions.

World-Class Exhibitions
Diverse curated exhibitions draw from historic, international, contemporary and studio collections worldwide. Our exhibitions draw more than 20,000 visitors annually from around the country and as far away as Australia, Asia and Europe.

Artist Visits and Gallery Tours
We offer opportunities for the pubic to meet featured artists, quilters and collectors while touring the museum’s world-class exhibitions, attending lectures or participating in workshops.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours
Accompany a curator on a tour behind the scenes to view some of the museum’s most famed pieces in the climate-controlled collections storage.

Traveling Exhibitions
Exhibitions from our permanent and experience collections travel throughout the United States and internationally, including recent exhibits to Australia, China, England, France, Italy and Japan.

Education & Outreach
Tuesday Talks, First Fridays and workshops provide educational, hands-on learning, classes and experiences to all ages and levels.

Take a look at our Corporate Giving levels below. For more information about becoming a corporate sponsor, contact Carly Kennedy, Development Director, at 402-472-7019 or [email protected]. Click here to download our 2019-2020 Corporate Giving brochure.

SILVER SPONSOR — $1,000

SILVER SPONSOR — $1,000
SILVER SPONSOR — $1,000
  • Sponsorship of one exhibition in Pumphrey Family Gallery
  • Brand and name recognition in Annual Report
  • Brand and name recognition on Lobby Welcome Screen (viewable by 20,000+ visitors)
  • Brand and name recognition on website (96,000+ unique visitors)
  • Four complimentary annual memberships to be distributed as you wish ($440 value)

GOLD SPONSOR — $2,500

GOLD SPONSOR — $2,500
GOLD SPONSOR — $2,500
  • Sponsorship of two main gallery exhibitions
  • Brand and name recognition in Annual Report
  • Brand and name recognition on Lobby Welcome Screen (viewable by 20,000+ visitors)
  • Brand and name recognition on website (96,000+ unique visitors)
  • Brand and name recognition in newsletter (19,500+ subscribers)
  • Brand and name recognition in annual exhibition catalogue and three online exhibitions during the year
  • Four complimentary annual memberships to be distributed as you wish ($440 value)

DIAMOND SPONSOR — $5,000

DIAMOND SPONSOR — $5,000
DIAMOND SPONSOR — $5,000
  • Sponsorship of five main gallery exhibitions
  • Brand and name recognition in Annual Report
  • Brand and name recognition on Lobby Welcome Screen (viewable by 20,000+ visitors)
  • Brand and name recognition on website (96,000+ unique visitors)
  • Brand and name recognition in newsletter (19,500+ subscribers)
  • Brand and name recognition on five online exhibitions during the year
  • Verbal and listed recognition as sponsor of First Friday events (up to 11 per year)
  • Four complimentary annual memberships to be distributed as you wish ($440 value)
  • One curator-led tour for up to 20 attendees ($600 value)
  • Reduced rate for facility rental

PLATINUM SPONSOR — $7,500

PLATINUM SPONSOR — $7,500
PLATINUM SPONSOR — $7,500
  • Name recognition on every exhibition at the International Quilt Museum for 12 months
  • Brand and name recognition in Annual Report
  • Brand and name recognition on Lobby Welcome Screen (viewable by 20,000+ visitors)
  • Brand and name recognition on website (96,000+ unique visitors)
  • Brand and name recognition in newsletter (19,500+ subscribers)
  • Brand and name recognition on every online exhibition for 12 months
  • Verbal and listed recognition as sponsor of First Friday events and Tuesday Talks (up to 20 per year)
  • Four complimentary annual memberships to be distributed as you wish ($440 value)
  • Two curator-led tour for up to 20 attendees ($1,200 value)

Volunteer

Volunteers at the International Quilt Museum support the museum in fulfilling its mission with various tasks. Some serve as docents giving tours to general visitors, elementary school children, and other special groups. Others conduct research on quilts in our collection and support the exhibitions team to install displays in our galleries. Another team works behind the scenes to preserve the collection.

Whatever your interest and background, we invite you to join our volunteer team. We provide regular training and communications to all of our volunteers. 

Collections

Collections
Collections

Assist in the care of the quilt collection by preparing quilts for exhibitions, refolding, vacuuming, attaching sleeves and related work.  [Special collections care training is required.]

Docent/ Tours

Docent/ Tours
Docent/ Tours

Docents provide tours of exhibitions to audiences of all ages, including adults, children, teens and school groups. Docents will receive training (including handouts and presentations) when new exhibitions open in addition to other training opportunities throughout the year.

Visitor Services

Visitor Services
Visitor Services

Interact with guests in the galleries during museum hours and special events, offer hospitality and answer questions.  By being present you will assist in ensuring the safety of the quilts.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions
Exhibitions

Exhibitions volunteers work directly with the Exhibitions Team as we install and de-install quilts, labels, and vinyl graphics. They also read light levels with a light meter as we install lights on each quilt. Volunteers will be provided step-by-step instruction for each of these tasks.

Please complete the form below if you would like more information about volunteer opportunities at the museum.

Volunteer Interest Form