International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln

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The International Quilt Study Center & Museum is housed in Quilt House, located at 33rd and Holdrege streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus. IQSCM is the world's largest collection of publicly held quilts with more than 4,000 quilts and quilt-related objects. Dating from the early 1700s to present, the quilts represent more than 30 countries.

IQSCM makes its academic home in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design in the College of Education and Human Sciences at UNL.

Admission: Adults $6, Children 5-18 $3, 2 Adults with children $12. UNL Faculty, Staff & Students are FREE.

Closed Mondays and university holidays. Closed Sundays November-April.
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  • I am not a quilter, but I am a photographer. I love art, any kind of art. Quilts are practical art. They are often called "comforters" (although they are not precisely the same things) because they pr...  more »
  • I am a quilter and I have looked forward to seeing this museum for years. It did not disappoint. It is a large modern space and the exhibits are set up in multiple galleries. A number of different sty...  more »
  • We should have taken more time to check reviews and the Quilt Study Center's website before making the eight hour trip to Lincoln. We were expecting information about the preservation, dating and cons...  more »
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  • Visitors to any museum must know that a rather small percentage of the museum's art will be on display at any given time. Quilts are often quite large works of art, so the number on display will be limited. This might be a bit disappointing for travellers, so watch carefully for an exhibit you truly want to see. If you live nearby, visit often! I'm new to Lincoln and just made my first visit because I saw that there were quilts from Asia. The exhibit was fantastic, including everything from Chinese baby bibs to Uzbek camel garb. The wedding curtains and other quilted blankets and clothing were exquisite. I was there almost three hours. Fantabulous!
  • I was totally blown away by this museum. State of the art, eco-friendly building, beautiful pieces so well displayed, knowledgeable staff, fun pieces in the store. Get there in time for the tour. It's worth the time. I'd tell you about the exhibits, but they rotate them frequently. This is to save the quilts from the light and the weight of hanging. The gift shop is a destination in itself! Really fun stuff.
  • The absolute best and more. You should definitely go here.
  • If I were to ever hold a rally for the 97th anniversiary, this is definitely where I would do it
  • Worth the price of admission. I've been there twice. Unique variety of quilts. Many art quilts. As a quilter, I enjoyed it from a creative standpoint and aesthetically. My non-quilter guests also enjoyed the experience. Interesting gift shop. Parking could be limited on a busy day.

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