International Quilt Study Center & Museum
IQSC Collection Explorer
LocationInternational Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln, NE
The world’s largest quilt collection is brought together in a patchwork interface where quilts can be collected, saved, commented on, and organized into exhibitions—both on-site and online.
The quilt-like interface of the Digital Collection provides an intuitive visual way to browse the entire collection of quilts in the museum’s database. Visitors can zoom in and out of cropped quilt details and access records with high-resolution images. Quilts can be searched by date, fabric, pattern, region, and technique. The My Collection feature allows visitors to save quilts, add comments to them, and organize them into sets that can be published as Threads—visitor-contributed slideshow exhibitions for all to view. The Digital Collection is accessible online, through stations in the museum’s Digital Gallery, and as a large, touch-driven patchwork projection that allows groups of visitors to see every digitized quilt to scale, in all its richness.
Press & AwardsI.D., Annual Design Review, Honorable Mention, Interactive, 2009Webby Awards, Nominee, Cultural Institutions, 2009American Association of Museums Muse Awards, Bronze, Online Presence, 2009
The Quilt Explorer encourages exploration with a delightful focus on engaging storytelling through lo-res video with a appropriate community feel, and an interesting approach to allowing users to compare, comment and share.“International Quilt Studies Center Opens Its Doors Sunday,” News Net Nebraska, Kristin Limoges, Liz Stinson, and Emily Ingram, April 23, 2008
The building is an interactive center where touch screen computers can show visitors quilting timelines for more information about textiles and quilting. Visitors can also design their own quilts digitally or curate their own exhibitions. When visitors are done creating their masterpieces, their work will be left on the server indefinitely and accessible online at any time.
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- Erica Hassinger
- Technology Director
- Thomas Wester
- Lead Systems Developer
- David Brewer
- Michael Godfrey, Mark Carolin, Josh Santangelo
- Jennifer Guibord
- Production Assistants
- Shane Farrell, Melissa Paugh
- Quality Assurance
- Melissa Paugh