In 1991, the National Quilting Association decided to create a special day to celebrate and inspire lovers of quilting and to encourage others to take up this charming and addictive craft. Join us in celebrating National Quilt Day at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum with demonstrations, seminars and information of the many aspects of quilting today.
National Quilting Day: March 17th at the IQSCM, 9 AM - 4 PM.
Visitors to this FREE community event will enjoy free museum admission and tours of the current exhibitions, plus demonstrations, lectures and displays planned just for this day. Lunch will be available for guests who want to spend the entire day at the Quilt House. Free parking is available in all University parking lots north of Quilt House, at 33rd & Holdrege, and across 33rd at Hardin Hall (including restricted lots).
"Love of Everyday Things" is an Interactive Community Quilt. Bring the entire family. Everyone is invited to make a quilt block. Supplies will be provided and our volunteers will assist. The completed quilt will be donated to the Child Advocacy Center, Lincoln. A special thanks to AccuQuilt.
Guests can learn about Modern Quilting from the Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild’s display, “That’s Modern.”
There will be handwork demonstrations featuring techniques seen in quilts exhibited in the galleries. Habitat for Humanity will be our featured community outreach program. Come and see wonky houses incorporated into wall hangings that will be gifted to each new Habitat homeowner.
“String Quilts with a Modern Twist”
Inspired by the String Quilts from the 1800’s in the galleries, observe our volunteers making String Quilts in the museum’s 3rd floor, Mary Campbell Ghormley Reading Room. I wonder how many ways there are to make a string quilt? Come and find out.
Have your picture taken with our "Photo Frame!" Collection Care in Action will be featured in our Conservation Workroom where guests can learn from volunteers and staff how the museum cares for textiles.
We will offer our always popular Lectures. You may choose to attend either the morning or the afternoon sessions, as both will have identical offerings. Lecture topics include: So I got it pieced, now what? by Kris Vierra (aka Quilter on the Run), the Made by Hand quilt exhibition by Carolyn Ducey, Creating the Unique by Dorothy Heidemann-Nelson and Lydia Neuman on the Ken Burns’ quilt exhibition. Sit down, relax and enjoy this year’s informative programs!