Quilts and artists who are part of the museum’s collection

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Apollo 11 50th Anniversary

On July 16, 1969 the Apollo 11 mission launched, and on July 20th they landed on the surface of the moon. This detail of the Apollo 11 badge on "The Space Quilt" by Pat Holly & Sue Nickels memorializes Neil Armstrong's famous words on the 50th anniversary of the MoonLanding. Did you know that the…
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Visitors are impressed by artistry in miniature quilts

Miniature quilts continue to grown in popularity and sophistication. As a general rule, a miniature quilt is no larger than 24"x24". These quilts include the same techniques as larger quilts, but often with intricately tiny pieces and made with a lot of patience and attention to detail. The first reaction people have when they see…
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“The Beatles Quilt” turns 21!

"The Beatles Quilt" turned 21 years old in April! Sisters Pat Holly and Sue Nickels created this quilt together and won Best of Show at the American Quilter's Society Quilt Week in 1998. Growing up, The Beatles were up-and-coming and these sisters shared a bedroom and a love for the band’s music. Those memories and…
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“Mount St. Helens, Did you Tremble?” inspired by poetry

Today is World Poetry Day. One of the quilts in our collection has its own poem. "'Mount St. Helens, Did you Tremble?' is the fabric scene that is the form of my fancy. It is the image of the words that flew through my mind and became a poem, as I watched the spectacular sunset…
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