Virtual Experiences

Whether you are visiting us in person or online from somewhere around the world, the International Quilt Museum hopes you will have a wonderful experience appreciating the cultural and artistic significance of quilts. The museum has created a number of virtual experiences that can enhance your experience at the museum or at home.

Click on the tabs below to learn more about our ever-growing list of virtual experiences.

Lectures & Programs

Lectures & Programs
Lectures & Programs

Textile Talks - Weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific) on Wednesdays. Click here to learn more.

Virtual National Quilting Day 2020 - View the recordings of short lectures, tours, and activities made while we were together at home on March 21, 2020. Click here to watch.

First Fridays - View our archive of free lectures and programs featuring a wide variety of speakers. Includes live streams of in-person events as well as original content for the web. Click here to watch.

Lectures & Podcasts - View our archive of past programs and presentations on YouTube. Click here to watch.

Education & Outreach

Education & Outreach
Education & Outreach

For the Love of Gaia: Art and Environmentalism Complete Unit - A complete curriculum unit for educators

At-Home Learning - The International Quilt Museum has created a series of short lessons for K-5 students as well as downloadable activity and coloring sheets. Click here to view.

ReadWorks - The International Quilt Museum partnered with ReadWorks to create a series of reading lessons for Grades 2-6. The modules include:

World Quilts offers a global perspective on quiltmaking. It features modules focused on the United States, Central Asia, Amish quilts, and Crazy quilts, with more modules continually being developed.

Tours

Tours
Tours

Virtual guided tours are available for visitors to use on their smartphone devices, or they can be watched from the comfort of your home. Here is a list of the exhibitions featuring virtual guided tours.

Now Showing
Eliza Hardy Jones: Song Quilts (click here to begin)
Glasnost and Folk Culture (click here to begin)
Nancy Crow | Drawings: Monoprints and Riffs (click here to begin)

Pop-Up Exhibits

Pop-Up Exhibits
Pop-Up Exhibits

Short Videos

Short Videos
Short Videos

Click on the titles below to view these short video series from the International Quilt Museum.

New Acquisitions 2019-2020

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