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International Quilt Study Center and Museum

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Address: 1523 N 33rd St, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68503-1404
Phone Number: 402.472.6549
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Great quilt museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
eliza-china
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Wuhan, China
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Wuhan, China
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

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Oregon Coast, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

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Aliso Viejo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came by with my grandma recently and had her look around. She loved it but i was a bit bored ;) Great for seniors.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

This museum contains a huge collection of quilts from around the world--on our visit we saw a rotating exhibit of material from China. The building itself is architecturally interesting, the whole thing very well done. I'm not a quilter but these are real works of art, some from the early 19th century.

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Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

This is a lovely little jewel. Keep in mind that there are not permanent exhibits on display in this museum. The quilts are too delicate to be exposed to constant light and the strains of hanging. Also, since the space is relatively small, they rotate permanent collect quilts with special exhibits. I arrived in time for a tour, which was... More 

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Lincoln
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

The outside of the building is just the beginning. The architecture is amazing and so beautiful inside and out. I think my favorite part is the building. They also have an outstanding collection of Quilts and I agree with the other reviews, if you are a quilter you must see. They have thousands of quilts and it is a very... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

I dropped my wife off so she could see the museum as we were traveling with our two dogs. She thought it was very interesting.

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Thank JhShMN
Lincoln, Nebraska
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is THE premier collection of quilts in one place and it's right here in Nebraska. With over 4,500 quilts and rotating displays there is always something to see. Guided tours and a behind the scenes tour are also available. In addition, the building is a work of art as well.

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Thank Thauder
South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

If you are a quilter a MUST SEE. A variety of displays in many genres of quilting. It changes all the time so repeat visits will be different! The venue is small but saturated with interesting displays with plenty of seats to sit and take in the quilts. A small gift shop contains a wide variety of GOTTA HAVES!!! from... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We were surprised to see advertising for the Quilt Center and impulsively decided to visit. The galleries/exhibits were perfect featuring the quilts with nice remarks regarding origin and if known the quilter.

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