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

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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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The Year of the Pig

"Ms. MacDonald Had a Farm" E-I-E-I-O... and on that farm there was a pig.” It is the year of the pig! This quilt by Bonnie Keller & Hanging by a Thread Quilt Group is a conversation starter for sure!
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Artist Joanne Baeth with “Majestic Flight”

Joanne Baeth shows her support for the museum while standing next to her quilt, "Majestic Flight." The National Quilt Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization primarily funded through the generosity of quilters like you. As the current generation of quilters is getting older, the need to take steps to guarantee that our extraordinary and unique…
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