The Museum’s collection focuses exclusively on quilts and textiles as an art form. Over the last 39 years, the Museum has created a collection of some 850 quilts, garments and ethnic textiles, and a research library of more than 500 books on the history and making of quilts and textiles, all housed in a 13,000 square foot renovated historic 1923 property.
Each year the Museum presents several original exhibitions that feature contemporary and traditional artists.
Showcasing the best in contemporary textiles & fiber art
2 dimensional woven works using geometric shapes and human hair
Explores the essence of image, memory or a moment in time through the process of hand dying and stitched silk
Works create illusions of 3D shapes on a 2D surface
Works show how textile and skin are intimately connected
Mended cloth as metaphor for how clothing shapes the identity of the wearer
Works by artists exploring the intersection of fiber and technology
Paper bathing suits are a surrogate for the female body
Explore various ideas through a combination of haiku and the art quilt
Traditional clothing from early 20th century to contemporary fashion