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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

Membership Levels

(Effective June 1, 2019)

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

University of Nebraska Foundation

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 on March 30, 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.

Give to Lincoln Day

Give to Lincoln Day is a 24-hour event that encourages you to contribute to Lincoln and Lancaster County nonprofit organizations in May. Give to Lincoln Day is coordinated by Lincoln Community Foundation, in partnership with local nonprofit organizations.

By supporting Friends of the International Quilt Museum on Give to Lincoln Day, your gift makes a bigger impact. In addition to funds donated, nonprofits also get a proportional share of a $400,000 match fund made possible by LCF and generous sponsors.


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. 

Email us at [email protected] if you would like more information about volunteer opportunities at the museum.