International Quilt Study Center & Museum

Posted By on July 18, 2011

While reading the New York Times on Sunday, I read an article about Ardis Butler James who died at age 85. (Click here to read the article.)  She was the founder of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska, in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The center began with nearly 1000 quilts from Mr. and Mrs. James’ personal collection, but today is home to more than 3500 quilts from 2 dozen countries.

In collaboration with the center, the University of Nebraska offers the only academic quilt-studies program in the world, where students can earn master’s and doctoral degrees centering on the social history, economics, aesthetics and technology of quilt making.  To read more about this center click here.

This looks like it would be a fascinating museum to visit.

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One Response to “International Quilt Study Center & Museum”

  1. Tania Uram says:

    As a Nebraska quilter, I can tell you that the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, NE is fabulous! We are so proud of that beautiful facility with its changing exhibits and the extensive collection of the James’ quilts. In Nebraska we are also blessed to have many wonderfully talented quilters (and not just because the winters are long and cold!) as well as lots of excellent quilt shops in the area. Please come for a visit!

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