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The International Quilt Study Center & Museum's mission is to build a global collection and audience that celebrate the cultural and artistic significance of quilts.
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World Quilts draws from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum collection and scholarly resources to serve as a clearinghouse of accurate and engaging information on global quilts and quiltmaking traditions.

Upcoming Events
Friday, February 1, 2019
Join the International Quilt Study Center & Museum for free admission to the galleries and light refreshments from 4-7 p.m. This month's featured exhibitions include "Stitching the Transatlantic: Liberian Quilts from the John Singler Collection," "From Kente to Kuba: Stitched Textiles from West and Central Africa" and "Valerie Goodwin: Mapping." This month we will also offer a Make Your Own...
Sunday, March 10, 2019
We are pleased to offer this workshop in partnernership with the Lincoln Quilters Guild. More detailed information will be available at a later date. To reserve your space now, email Julie Albrecht at [email protected] or Marilynn Schnepf at [email protected] For more information about this instructor, visit melbeachquilts.com. Unless otherwise stated, workshops will be held at the International Quilt Study Center...
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Join us for our 10th Annual National Quilting Day at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This free community event will include block printing, bracelet making, handwork demonstration, collections care, Quilts of Valor and more! The lecture schedule for this year's event includes: "Collecting and Recollecting: Contemporary Quilts in Western...
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Join Instructor Sheila Green for another "My Doll and I" workshop. This time, we will explore the exhibition "From Kente to Kuba: Stitched Textiles from West and Central Africa." Offered Saturday, March 30, 2019, sessions are available in the morning from 10 a.m.-Noon and afternoon from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The class will be based on Addy, the African American doll from...
Friday, April 5, 2019
Save the date for "Quilts in the African Diaspora" on April 5, 2019, as part of this month's First Friday festivities. More details to come on this multi-disciplinary panel discussion sponsored by the Byron and Sara Rhodes Dillow Excellence Fund. It is being held in conjunction with the exhibitions "From Kente to Kuba: Stitched Textiles from West and Central Africa,"...
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Learn your quilt's story at Quilt Identification Day. During Quilt Identification Day our trained team of staff and volunteers will examine quilts and offer information about patterns, fabrics, styles and estimated age. We will create a history form and documentation label for each quilt ensuring your quilt’s story is preserved for future generations. Limit two quilts per person per visit...