International Quilt Study Center & Museum

International Quilt Study Center and Museum

International Quilt Study Center & Museum

Headquartered within the TMFD department, the center is home to the world's largest publicly-owned quilt collection. The center is dedicated to the conservation and study of the quilt-making tradition.

  • Academic home is the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design Department
  • Encourages interdisciplinary study of all aspects of quiltmaking traditions
  • Fosters preservation of this tradition through collection, conservation, and exhibition of quilts and related materials
  • Worlds largest publicly-owned quilt collection
  • The Ardis & Robert James Collection features examples representing the history of quiltmaking in the United States and includes quilts dating from the late 1700s through the 1900s, made in the United States, Europe and Japan
  • The Helen and Robert Cargo Collection of Contemporary African-American Quilts is a premiere component of the IQSCM
  • Ongoing acquisitions assure a thorough representation of the global dimensions of this art form
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