AAA Editor Notes
International Quilt Study Center & Museum, on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's east campus at 1523 N. 33rd St., jct. 33rd and Holdrege sts., houses what is said to be the world's largest publicly held collection of quilts. An expansion in 2015 doubled the original gallery space of the dramatic glass and brick building, which features more than 4,500 quilts and quilt-related items in frequently changing exhibits.
Fifty countries are represented in the collections, which include examples more than 400 years old as well as contemporary quilts. Prominent collections include quilts made by African-Americans and the Pennsylvania Amish, and a group of 18th- and 19th-century French quilts. In the museum's digital gallery, visitors can view high-resolution images of the collection and learn about the care and storage of antique quilts. Staff conservators can be observed at work.
Guided and audio tours are available.
Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.