Founded at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the International Quilt Study Center was established in June 1997 when native Nebraskans Ardis and Robert James donated nearly 1,000 quilts to the university. The International Quilt Study Center has grown to represent more than 50 countries and span five centuries. On Friday, June 7th, visitors can attend the Kathy Caraccio Quilt Series!
As a young girl, Kathy Caraccio practiced sewing, dressmaking, knitting and crochet. Her artistic focus shifted to printmaking and works on paper in the ‘60s, and her first collage was a design for a bed quilt constructed from recycled experiments in color etching. As a master printer, Kathy started to recycle un-signable proofs (with the artist’s permission) and turn them into collages.
Inspired by Matisse’s hand-painted paper images, Kurt Schwitters’ recycled refuse collages, and Picasso’s use of found objects and non-archival papers, the Quilt Series was born in 1972.
The International Quilt Study Center & Museum's mission is to build a global collection and audience that celebrate the cultural and artistic significance of quilts. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (65+), and $4 for children (5-18). Don’t miss out on the chance to attend the Kathy Caraccio Quilt Series while you can!
This event promises to be a fun time! Join your family, friends, and neighbors of Fairways at Lincoln Apartments in Lincoln, Nebraska and see what all the buzz is about!
Friday, June 7, 2019—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
International Quilt Study Center & Museum
523 North 33rd Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68583