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
of Quilts in Birmingham, England, which draws more than 26,000 attendees annually
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
Toda Loeb, Rumi
Crow and more
- We will partner with the American Quilt Study Group (AQSG) for a joint symposium/seminar,
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
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.