International Quilt Museum
Carolyn Ducey, Curator of Collections, and Leslie C. Levy, Executive Director introduce us to the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska with the mission to build a global collection and audience that celebrate the cultural and artistic significance of quilts. The museum has the world’s largest publicly held collection of approximately 6,000 quilts from more than 50 countries, dating from the 1600’s to today. “Quilts are the textile pages of our shared history,” states Levy. In this segment, you will get a taste of the International Quilt Museum’s National Quilting Day, view quilts in their collection, go behind the scenes in the Collections Room, meet volunteer quilter Jim Kohler, learn about the Quilts of Valor Foundation, listen to special guest and quilt collector Ken Burns, and view quilts by the Migrant Quilt Project.