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 partnerned with ReadWorks to create a series of reading lessons for Grades 2-6. The modules include:

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.

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