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International Quilt Museum, University of Nebraska.


New Name Reflects Our Growing Global Reach

Dear Friend,

As a valued member of our global community, I am writing to share news about a significant change at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. We are now the International Quilt Museum.

The International Quilt Museum's mission is to build a global collection and audience that celebrate the cultural and artistic significance of quilts. With our collection and exhibitions reaching a larger and broader audience around the world, we have found people most often refer to us by a moniker. Our visitors, partners and supporters agree the name is memorable and easy to recall. It more truly reflects who we are. Along with the name change, you will also notice a change in our website and email addresses as well as on social media.

While our name will change, we remain committed to conducting and sharing groundbreaking research. We are proud to be part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln community and of our scholarly connections throughout the university system and beyond. We are particularly excited about a couple of our upcoming exhibitions, programs and projects:

  • In August, the International Quilt Museum will have an exhibition of Baltimore Album quilts at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England, which draws more than 26,000 attendees annually
  • “Old World Quilts” opens Sept. 6, featuring some of our earliest and most rare quilts and examining their role in the history of quiltmaking
  • Other exhibitions will include work from artists and makers Emiko Toda Loeb, Rumi O’Brien, Diana Harrison, Nancy Crow and more
  • We will partner with the American Quilt Study Group (AQSG) for a joint symposium/seminar, “Uncovering Together,” Oct. 9-13 in Lincoln
  • In July “The Crazy Quilt Story,” our fourth module on the World Quilts Site, launches, showing the connections between the crazy quilt phenomenon of the late 1800s in the UK and US

We are proud of our history and all we have achieved the past 22 years to develop a collection, exhibitions and programs for visitors of all ages. The International Quilt Museum is committed to building on that growth as we serve our local and global audiences by celebrating the cultural and artistic significance of quilts.

Thank you for being part of our history and our future.

Executive Director

International Quilt Museum

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