Pictures are always better than words, and as such, I’m going to start this letter by looking at a few pictures. The young lady in the first picture above is one of over 4,000 youth that are introduced to quilting through museum youth education programs each year. The center picture is a delegation of leaders from 12 countries including China, Italy, Republic of Korea, and Mexico after they finished a hands-on program at the museum. The man in the third picture is participating in our museum experience program. This program gives people who have never quilted an opportunity to make a quilt block, and as such, live the experience of making a quilt.
All of these people have one thing in common. Thanks to supporters like you they were able to experience quilting though museum programs.
As most of you know, The National Quilt Museum’s mission is to represent the quilting community by bringing the work of today’s quilters to audiences worldwide. Over the past year, well over a million people were introduced to quilting through museum in-facility and travelling exhibits, educational programs, and promotional efforts.
Your donations to The National Quilt Museum help us continue expanding our efforts to bring quilting to audiences worldwide. The museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and over 85% of our funding comes from individuals and corporations passionate about quilting. The museum serves and is primarily funded by the quilting community. Your dollars introduce people like those in the pictures above to quilting and ultimately turn them into quilt enthusiasts and/or active quilters. You are directly funding the museum’s efforts to sustain and expand quilting.
The museum’s annual matching campaign begins on December 1, 2017 and runs through January 31, 2018. During this 60-day period, EVERY DOLLAR donated to the museum will be matched DOLLAR-for-DOLLAR by one of our generous long-term donors. This is the one time during the year that your donation counts TWICE.
There are three ways to donate:
- DONATE BY PHONE 270-442-8856, ask for Lori Robbins
- DONATE ONLINE at QuiltMuseum.org/matching
- DONATE BY CHECK payable to National Quilt Museum
Mail to: National Quilt Museum: Matching Funds Challenge
215 Jefferson Street, Paducah, KY 42001
Will you please show your passion for quilting by giving during The National Quilt Museum annual matching campaign this year?
CEO, National Quilt Museum
PS: Want to see thousands more people like the ones pictured above have quilting become a part of their lives? Your donation today will help us bring quilting to more people than ever before!
through the generosity of donors like you. All donations are tax-deductible.