The kids in the picture above are participating in the museum’s annual Quilt Camp program. Programs like these teach participants to express creativity, develop problem-solving skills, and build self-esteem. These programs also make quilting a part of their lives for decades to come.
The National Quilt Museum is committed to the sustainability and expansion of quilting. We support the quilting community by bringing quilting to audiences around the world through in-facility and traveling exhibits, youth and adult educational programs, and quilt preservation efforts. YOUR SUPPORT MAKES THESE EFFORTS POSSIBLE!
Over the last 12 months, thanks to the support of quilters like you, the museum has expanded in many ways, bringing the work of today’s quilters to more people than ever before...
• Quilts from The Collection of The National Quilt Museum have been exhibited at over a dozen museums and events around the world including events in Germany and Japan, introducing thousands of new people to the art form.
• Demand for youth education programs continues to expand. In addition to our long-running programs Junior Quilters, School Block Challenge, and Quilt Camp, which are seeing record demand, interest in on-location educational programs is increasing as schools and other organizations look for ways to augment their curriculums. Most youth programming is free to participants.
• The museum continues to welcome audiences from around the world to see our rotating in-facility exhibits. Last year we welcomed visitors from all 50 US states and over 40 foreign countries.
• The museum is actively involved in preservation and preservation education efforts. We believe that every single quilt is a wonderful piece of art that should be effectively handled and stored so it will remain in good condition for future generations. In addition to the detailed and specific quilt preservation specifications we follow here at the museum, we also work to educate all quilt owners on effective preservation procedures. Every quilt is important and should be preserved!
• The museum was mentioned in print, television, and digital media hundreds of times over the last year including USA Today, Southern Living Magazine, and Pew Charitable Trust Magazine. Media exposure introduces millions of new people to the art form.
• Lastly, the museum continues its commitment to excellence in visitor experience. In 2019, we were awarded the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame designation for the second consecutive year, putting the museum among the most respected travel destinations in the world.
From December 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020
Your Donation is Matched Dollar-for-Dollar
Mark Dunn with Moda Fabrics has agreed to match all donations to The National Quilt Museum made between December 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020. Your donation of any amount will be matched during this time. Please help us make the most of this opportunity by giving to the year-end matching campaign. The museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization primarily funded through quilters like you and we need everyone passionate about quilting involved!
Please take a moment and show your support for the future of quilting by donating to this campaign.
Thank you in advance for your support! Through your gift, you are doing your part to help grow and expand quilting for future generations to enjoy!
CEO, National Quilt Museum
PS – Just to show you how much we need your involvement, I have a special offer for you. If you are going to be at the museum in 2020, I will give you a tour of the museum back-of-the-house quilt handling and storage processes. Call me to schedule your tour.