Posts Tagged ‘ International Quilt Study Center and Museum ’

Museums offer free admission to military personnel, families

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 22

The University of Nebraska State Museum and the International Quilt Study Center and Museum are participating in the Blue Star Museums program. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free museum admission to […]

Colonial Revival quilts featured at IQSCM

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Arts & Entertainment, Dec. 13, Issue

Long before Pinterest or Martha Stewart, the do it yourself culture thrived in the United States. The International Quilt Study Center and Museum’s newest exhibition, “Perfecting the Past: Colonial Revival Quilts,” explores a movement from 1880-1940, when Americans looked to antique objects for inspiration and used patterns from newspapers to make goods inspired by the […]

Exhibition featuring Nebraska quilts, quiltmakers opens April 8

Apr 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, March 31

The International Quilt Study Center and Museum presents the exhibition “Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers” from April 8 to Oct. 2. This exhibition of 15 quilts celebrates the work of the Nebraska Quilt Project team — pioneering individuals who preserved an invaluable record of life in our state, told through the history of cherished quilts. Twenty-five […]

Programs earn Cooper awards

Mar 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, Jan. 27

The Cooper Foundation announced grant awards to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum and UNL’s E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues. The quilt museum received $8,825 to support the exhibition “Elegant Geometry: American and British Mosaic Patchwork.” The exhibit opens May 28. The Cooper Foundation also awarded $13,921 to support the Thompson Forum. The […]

Quilt museum revisits landmark quilt exhibition

Dec 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, December 16

The International Quilt Study Center and Museum is presenting “Revisiting the Art Quilt,” a reprise of the groundbreaking exhibition of studio art quilts that brought attention to the work of non-traditional quilters. The exhibition will be on display Dec. 17-April 3 at the museum. Penny McMorris, one of the two curators of the original exhibition, […]

Exhibit examines French needlework

Dec 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, November 18

The International Quilt Study Center and Museum is offering the first U.S. exhibition exclusively devoted to the French needlework tradition, “broderie de Marseille,” through May 22. “Marseille: White Corded Quilting” demonstrates the qualities that make French whole cloth quilted and corded needlework unique, review the origins and development of the tradition, and describe its influence […]

India quilts lecture is Oct. 24

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, Oct. 21

Anjali Karolia, a visiting Fulbright scholar from India, will discuss the history, significance and intricacies of embroidery techniques of her home country at 2 p.m., Oct. 24 at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum. Karolia is teaching in the Textiles, Clothing and Design department this semester as a Fulbright Nehru Visiting Lecturer. Karolia is […]

Work of Sudanese-American girls featured in ‘Quilted Conscience’

Oct 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, Sept. 23

The International Quilt Study Center and Museum is hosting the exhibition “The Quilted Conscience: Dreams and Memories” through Oct. 17. The exhibition features a story quilt made by 16 Sudanese-American girls under the guidance of quiltmaker Peggie Hartwell, a founding member of the Women of Color Quilters Network. The girls use the American story-quilt form, […]

IQSC, quilting groups team up for Special Olympics fundraiser

Jul 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, July 15, Special Olympics

The designs of Special Olympic athletes have provided inspiration for a community quilting project. Members of the Lincoln Quilters Guild constructed five quilts based on drawings made by Special Olympics athletes. The quilts were created to celebrate the 2010 USA National Games opening July 18. One of the quilts will be donated to UNL’s International […]

Quilt Center unveils ‘South Asian Seams’

May 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, May 6, 2010

A new exhibit at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum will highlight the vibrant textile tradition of women from the Indian subcontinent. “South Asian Seams: Quilts from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh” opens May 5 and will include more than 40 examples of ralli and kantha. It will also feature an assortment of large-scale photographs […]