The Quilters 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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“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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Lucille Ball honored in HERstory exhibit

This quilt “Lucille Ball: A Multimedia Megastar" of Lucille Ball was included in the HERstory exhibit. Inspred by the star of "I Love Lucy," Artist Meena Schaldenbrand used cotton, net, lace, beads, sequins, pearls, ric-rac, trims and yarns to hand embroidered and free-motion quilt Lucy’s hair and face. She free motion embroidered text onto the…
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Celebrating National Quilting Day

The third Saturday in March is National Quilting Day. This annual holiday originated in 1991. The National Quilt Museum partnered with The Quilt Alliance to hold a kickoff event on March 16, 2019. Quilt Alliance's executive director Amy Milne was the guest of honor, and was invited to thread the needle. The public was invited…
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