Thursday, November 21, 2013

International Quilt Study Center & Museum

I had not heard of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, until Rhoda sent me a package of information about this wonderful place.  Thank you for your contribution Rhoda.
Sometimes when we are traveling we pass right by amazing places like this, not realizing they are there, so store it in your memory banks, if you are passing through Lincoln, Nebraska, I think this would be a must see for a quilter!  I think it could also be wonderful as your planned destination, so put it on your "Bucket List".  They house the largest public collection of quilts in the world, an amazing 3,500 quilts from 25 countries! 
However, if you are not able to make it in person you can make it your ONLINE DESTINATION.  You can learn about care of your old fragile textiles, from cleaning, storage and quilt conservation.  You can also search their collection of quilts.  The thing I found most amazing was their Online Exhibitions!  The boasted 26 different Online Exhibitions, everything from Chintz applique, art quilts, log cabin quilts, quilts in old time photographs....I only touched the tip of the ice berg!  You should definitely check it out, and save this site as a favorite, as you will want to revisit it often! When you get to the site, just click on the EXHIBITION bar at the top of the page, then on the left side you will see ONLINE EXHIBITIONS....check it out, you will no doubt enjoy!

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