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International Quilt Study Center and Museum

Address: 1523 N. 33rd Street, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Phone Number: 402.472.6549
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Ranked #12 of 90 things to do in Lincoln
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Victor, iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The building is beautiful and adds to the experience. The quilt displays change frequently, so I've visited several times. They are adding to the display space so more quilts can be exhibited. Understand that this is a Quilt Study Center and Museum, so their goal is not to hang the more than 3,500 quilts in their collection all at once.... More 

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Prairie Village
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Big changes coming - expanded display space. Slow season in January, so we got plenty of personal discussion time with the staff.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I've been in multiple times and always find different things to enjoy. The building itself is beautiful and is an inviting environment. The staff has always been very knowledgeable, friendly and kind. Each time I come in, there are new quilts to look at and appreciate. I'm so excited for the upcoming expansion and to see what else they have... More 

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Dallas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

PROS: Staff was friendly, bathrooms were immaculate and parking is available. I enjoyed the display of children’s sewing machines. (However, how these machines related to the history and/or art of quilting was not discussed). CONS: I was disappointed about the lack of quilts on display. The museum has less than 100 quilts in all viewing galleries, yet has more than... More 

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Lexington, Nebraska
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I'll start by saying that this won't be too in-depth because textiles and textile art aren't my thing, but I came with my girlfriend and really wasn't bored so that in itself is high praise. We did the self guided tour and I was impressed by the high quality of the exhibit format. The written descriptions sometimes boggled me with... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I wish I lived closer so I could visit more frequently since the galleries are changed every few months. There must be so much to look at and learn in storage. The docent was very well versed in the presentation of the log cabin designs, signature quilts, and quilts from kits. The new expansion project will double the number of... More 

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papillion
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135 reviews 135 reviews
64 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

There are over 5000 quilts available for display and over 100 on display at any given time. Displays change every 6 months. Docents are very friendly and well-informed. Quilts range from traditional offerings from the 1700's to modern day compositions. The entire museum is handicapped accessible and a nice gift shop is available.

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Lady Lake, Florida
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The docent-led tour made this visit to the museum well worth the time. I might even suggest that if you can't take the informative tour, reschedule your visit. This is NOT a quilt show. The museum's purpose is to study/compare/preserve quilts and their history. Yes, there are some beautiful quilts, but more importantly, why they are on exhibit is their... More 

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Colorado Springs
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited the museum at the tail end of our trip, and despite the docent's disparagement of regional museums, and even the National Quilt Museum, their exhibits were sparse and disappointing. Supposedly the museum has 4000 quilts in it's repository and yet they have less than 40 on display. Understanding that they are a study center attached to a university... More 

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Emmetsburg, Iowa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

What a fantastic place to visit! Even if you don't like quilting, you'd love the history, world vision, and the amazing perspective this one man gives to such an art form! Knowing the displays change will certainly bring me back!

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