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International Quilt Study Center & Museum

The International Quilt Study Center & Museum (IQSCM) in Lincoln, Nebraska, is partnering with American Patchwork & Quilting to share information on quilting traditions from around the world.

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Art Quilting Techniques


This international crossover is not unusual in art quilting. "There’s nothing typical in art quilting," says Carolyn Ducey, curator at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum (IQSCM). "There isn’t necessarily a technique that’s associated with a particular country. The work of art quilters may have its core in traditional quilting, but they take their work in so many directions." An exhibition opening at the IQSCM in November 2009, Perspective, Art, and Design in Art Quilts, will shed light on the range of techniques art quilters use to express themselves, including piecing, embroidery, sashiko, and appliqué.

Photo courtesy of International Quilt Study Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2006.015.0001.

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