The 10th annual National Quilting Day event at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This FREE community event includes free museum admission and demonstrations, special lectures and displays, as well as access to the current exhibitions. 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).
We will offer our always popular Lectures. Join us for the identical morning or afternoon session:
10 am & 1 pm "Collecting and Recollecting: Contemporary Quilts in Western India" - Marin Hanson
10:30 am & 1:30 pm “Quilts of Valor” - Sara Kenny
11:00 am & 2 pm “Crafting Culture” - Claire Nicholas & Surin Kim
11:30 am & 2:30 pm “I Like it All” trunk show - Peg Pennell
Sit down, relax and enjoy this year’s informative programs! Lunch will be available for those who want to spend the entire day at the Quilt House.
This year’s family-friendly event features: block printing prayer flags and making fabric bracelets, inspired by the quilts from India and Africa. There will be handwork demonstrations featuring techniques seen in the quilts on display. Quilts of Valor will be our community outreach program, including a large display of patriotic quilts and 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.
Guests can tour the quilt exhibitions in the galleries: Collecting and Recollecting: Contemporary Quilts in Western India, From Kente to Kuba: Stitched Textiles from West and Central Africa, Stitching the Transatlantic: Liberian Quilts from the John Singer Collection, Los Desconocidos: Migrant Quilts and Valerie Goodwin: Mapping.
We hope that you will make plans to attend National Quilting Day 2019!