international quilt museum

Support the international quilt museum

With more than 6,000 quilts, the International Quilt Museum (IQM) is home to the world’s largest publicly held quilt collection, dating from the early 1600s to present and representing more than 50 countries.

The museum is many things to many different people: it’s a treasure house of quilts from around the world spanning centuries, a unique academic program and resource attracting scholars from far and wide, a connection point for quilt enthusiasts of all sorts, and a world-class museum with state-of-the-art exhibitions, digital galleries and stunning architecture.

The University of Nebraska Foundation is the designated fundraising organization for the IQM. The IQM relies on support from around the world and continues to grow and flourish because of it. 

Create an IQM Legacy

A gift made through your will or trust is an easy way to leave a lasting legacy for the International Quilt Museum. The correct way to designate your bequest in support of the IQM is to the University of Nebraska Foundation, a Nebraska nonprofit corporation, for the benefit of the International Quilt Museum. For more information, visit

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International Quilt Museum Exhibition Fund

A gift to this fund helps the IQM exhibit quilts from around the world, sharing the work of makers from the 1700s to the present day.

International Quilt Museum Preservation Fund

When you make your contribution to the IQM, you’ll provide financial support to care for, conserve and preserve thousands of amazing pieces in the largest quilt collection in the world.

International Quilt Museum Annual Support Fund

A gift to this fund provides the museum with much-needed general support and is available immediately for the museum’s areas of greatest need.

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