The Quilter’s Spot

The National Quilt Museum promotes the sustainability and expansion of quilting through in-facility and traveling exhibitions, youth and adult education programs, and quilt preservation efforts.

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Membership has benefits… become a Friend!

The support of people like you who are passionate about quilting allows the National Quilt Museum to provide programs that bring the work of today’s quilters to audiences around the world. Becoming a member is one of the best ways to financially support our mission. As a friend, you receive free gallery admission and many…
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Betty Ford-Smith: Keeping Tradition Alive

Betty Ford-Smith started making Pine Cone Quilts in 2004 under the apprenticeship of a 92 year old African American woman known as Miss Sue. She “became obsessed” with these quilts and wanted to teach others how to make Pine Cone Quilts. The Pine Burr design is also known as the Pine cone, Target or Bullseye…
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New Exhibit: 2019 School Block Challenge

School Block Challenge is an annual, nationwide quilt block contest and exhibit for students in grades K-12. Moda Fabrics provides three challenge fabrics which must be included somewhere in each block. Block entries are required to be 16"x16" and must include some machine or hand stitching. A Grand Prize winner is chosen from all of…
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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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