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International Quilt Study Center and Museum

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Address: 1523 N. 33rd Street, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
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+1 402-472-6549
10:00 - 16:30
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Sun 13:00 - 16:30
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:30

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Quilt lovers, feast your eyes at this unique museum!

More than 5,000 quilts from 50 countries & four centuries of quilt making. Quilts from all over the world. Regular exhibitions of the collection are featured with important... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

More than 5,000 quilts from 50 countries & four centuries of quilt making. Quilts from all over the world. Regular exhibitions of the collection are featured with important traveling exhibitions and more. Check the website to see what is there & what is coming. Look at the collections on the internet. Gift shop has books, fabrics, clothing and items of... More 

Thank DYfromKC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I went with 4 other women and I wasn't too excited about the quilt museum. I was mesmerized by the beautiful quilts, and the variety was amazing! Not just 'grandmas quilts', but true art forms and historic ones as well. I would certainly recommend it and if I go back to Lincoln, I would go back, since they change displays.

Thank KansasTeresa
Eldon, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

A tour is the best way to see this beautiful museum. To realize that over 5,000 quilts are housed and cared for here is astounding. The tour in the vault was so interesting and helped us understand the dedication that goes into preserving and maintaining these antique quilts. What a beautiful space for learning and appreciating the history of quilts... More 

Thank nanadel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This place is fantastic if you are looking to gracefully end a romantic relationship. The quilt museum is a large, beautiful, and quiet facility dedicated to quilts. Quilts are kind of like art, except they are boring and passionless. I took a girl here because our relationship was boring and passionless. Afterwards we both agreed that the museum was awful... More 

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Ottawa, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

very good place to visit. very interesting the husband even liked it. all the quilts were amazing works of art.

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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The International Quilt Study Center and Museum is a hidden gem! Located on the western edge of the East Campus of the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, it is one of those places that, at first, seems mildly interesting. But if you take the chance and go, you will not be disappointed! There are 3 floors of exhibits, a large conference... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

My friend and I took a tour of the quilts on display and then did the behind the scenes tour. It was so interesting! Seeing how they store quilts and getting to see some very unique quilts was a great time. The quilts change periodically so you can go several times a year and not see the same thing. I... More 

Thank Denise K
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

If you really want to see quilts as an art form, you need to go to Paducah, Kentucky, where you will be blown away by what people have come up with. This one in Lincoln is more about relatively ordinary traditional quilts. The main appeal here is to elderly women with a lot of patience who really love this kind... More 

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Wuhan, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I loved the southwestern Chinese quilt exhibit which features many Mao, Zhuang, and Biyu minority items. The 9-11 exhibit made me cry. The restoration team wasn't there but it gives me a reason to go back. 8 admission or free every first Friday.

Thank eliza-china
Oregon Coast, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

a peaceful venue to enjoy the artistic work of others, and study the virtues of quilt work, thank you

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