Nebraska 360: Quilts of Ken Burns

Nebraska 360: Quilts of Ken Burns

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Video: Quilts of Ken Burns

Mirroring the patriotic spirit of the nation's 242nd birthday on July 4, this 360-degree video by NET Nebraska explores the red, white and blue quilts of documentarian Ken Burns.

The quilts were on display earlier this year at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's International Quilt Study Center and Museum. Though no longer showing, this video offers an inspirational review of the history behind quilting in America.

In the spirit of the sacrifice that brings freedom, the quilt museum is currently showing "War and Pieced," an exhibition that features quilts made by soldiers, sailors and regimental tailors. The exhibition of items from the Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics, shows through Sept. 16.

Learn more about current exhibitions on display at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum.

Detail of "Intarsia Quilt with Soldiers and Musicians," which is featured in the "War and Pieced" exhibition at the quilt museum. This quilt was made by a Prussian soldier between 1760 and 1780.


This is part of an ongoing series of 360-degree videos featuring programs, places and events at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. For more information or to offer a 360-degree story idea, send email to tfedderson@unl.edu or call 402-472-8515.