The 11th annual National Quilting Day event at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln will be held Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This FREE community event for all ages includes free museum admission, demonstrations, lectures, displays, and access to the current exhibitions.
Free parking is available in all University parking lots north of Quilt House, 33rd & Holdrege, and across 33rd at Hardin Hall (including restricted lots).
A la carte lunch available for purchase for those who want to spend the entire day at the Quilt House.
Our popular lectures are offered both morning and afternoon.
10 am & 1 pm
"Old World Quilts,” Dr. Jonathan Gregory
10:30 am & 1:30 pm
Internet Quilting by Megan Patent-Nygren
11:00 am & 2 pm
Genealogical Task Force, International Quilt Museum
11:30 am & 2:30 pm
Trunk Show, Susan Minchow
Sit down, relax and enjoy this year’s informative programs!
- You will want to see the ”Old World Quilts” exhibit which features many never before exhibited quilts, the oldest (1600-1800) in the museum’s collection!
- In addition to our popular demonstrations of techniques used in the quilts in the galleries, there will be take home activities for the entire family and handwork demonstrations. You can make a felt needle case (inspired by Old World Quilts) or create a mini art textile (inspired by Dianna Harrison: Traces in Cloth).
- Cuddle Quilts is our featured community outreach program. We will showcase a large display of these quilts that are given away through local social service organizations. Visit with some of the makers in a workshop.
- 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.
- What's new in the quilting industry? AccuQuilt, Aurifil & Handi Quilter, as well as local shops Bernina Sewing Center, Cosmic Cow, and Sew Creative, will have all the latest machines and products for you to see.