New England Quilt Museum

18 Shattuck Street, Lowell, MA 01852


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For many dedicated quiltmakers, the Museum is a pilgrimage. For everyone inspired by the beauty and universality of textile arts, the Museum is a retreat. 

The NEQM is the second-oldest quilt museum in the country, and the institute in the Northeast solely dedicated to the art and craft of quilting. It houses special and permanent exhibits, a library, a museum shop, and classrooms. Collections are strong in 19th century quilts, with a geographic focus on New England.

The NEQM Library offers thousands of quilt resources to researchers and quiltmakers of all skill levels. Among the largest in America, the collection includes reference and instructional books, current and back issues of quilt magazines, and rare and out-of-print books.