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 2021 - View the recordings of short lectures, tours, and activities made while we were together at home on March 20, 2021. 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

The International Quilt Museum's education and outreach page hosts many virtual learning tools, including First Friday Fun videos and activities, a series of short lessons for K-12 students, and downloadable activity and coloring sheets. We also offer educator-focused unit and lesson plans, including the For the Love of Gaia: Art and Environmentalism Complete Unit, created in collaboration with educators from our local school district in 2020. Click here to view the education and outreach page.

ReadWorks - The International Quilt Museum partnered with ReadWorks to create a series of reading lessons for Grades K-8. These materials explore quilts and quilt-related topics throughout history and are sorted by grade level to address student reading goals. Each article is accompanied by a read-aloud recorded by a student and question sets teachers can assign their students, and students can also explore quilts through 2 ebooks hosted on the ReadWorks website.

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, and is appropriate for high school and adult audiences.

Tours

Tours
Tours

Virtual 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 tours.

Now Showing

  • Modern Meets Modern (click here to begin)
  • Trying to Make Sense of It: 9/11, Loss, and Memorial Quilts (click here to begin)

Past Exhibitions

Pop-Up Exhibits

Pop-Up Exhibits
Pop-Up Exhibits

Click on the titles below to view these virtual 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.