Explore Art & CreativityWith more than 150 quilts always on exhibit, children can explore the maze of gallery space with each turn bringing visions of pandas, horses, airplanes and cool geometric shapes! The National Quilt Museum offers a variety of fun educational offerings throughout the year.The National Quilt Museum is a great place for children of all ages and backgrounds to explore their creative side. There are three unique galleries and guided tours of our galleries teach the basics of quiltmaking. They learn what a "quilt sandwich" is and different forms of quilting stitches. Children are introduced to contemporary quiltmaking and are challenged to compare and contrast the quilts they see at our museum with the quilts they might see in their own home. Students will expand their knowledge of math, art, design and history through quilts.Pre-scheduled groups of children enjoy free admission. Creative hands-on activities may be added to the tour at a small fee per student. Allow an additional 30-40 minutes for a hands-on activity.Children's Hands-On ActivitiesBegin your visit to The National Quilt Museum with an interactive tour of our galleries and then plan to stay for a creative hands-on experience. Just ask when you schedule a tour. Thank you to our sponsor and exclusive thread provider for Museum the education department, Aurifil.
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Calendar of Events
Neighborhoods Coming Together: Quilts Around OaklandFeb 17th - Apr 11th
In honor of Black History Month, the African-American Quilt Guild of Oakland, CA shares a collection of quilts exploring how their communities are linked.
School Block Challenge 2017Jan 13th – Mar 28th
The annual K-12 student contest for youth across the country to create an original quilt block incorporating three specific fabrics.