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Thread: Looking for a quilt museum

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    Super Member ptquilts's Avatar
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    Looking for a quilt museum

    I need your help, fellow QB members. My late DH made about 40 of these wall size, tiny piece quilts

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...ts-t79481.html

    plus a few full size ones, also of tiny pieces.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t149601.html

    When he got sick last year we sold our house with the intention of staying in furnished rentals, off-season. Alabama in winter and Vermont ski area in summer. My sister was nice enough to keep the quilts temporarily.

    DH passed away last winter and I am looking for a quilt museum that would be willing to take the entire collection as a donation (I do not want any money for them). I feel strongly that they are an amazing body of work and should stay together.

    I have been in touch with the New England Quilt Museum and they only have room for a couple of them. I have also been in touch with the one in Nebraska but they have not written back in a while.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    I don't know if you've thought of overseas but here there is the Quilt Museaum in York, North Yorkshire? Good luck with your search, the quilts are beautiful xx

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    You could also try the National Quilt Museum in Paducah. Your local museum(s) may be very interested, as well as your local library. The problem the museums might have is they usually rotate their exhibits, so they may not have storage space for all of the quilts during the time they're not being exhibited. My local library has 4 mini quilts on display inside the library, and 3 large ones in the foyer. The miniatures have been hanging since the library opened, and the ones in the foyer are rotated.

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    I remember admiring your husband's quilts before....they were beautiful then and are just as beautiful now, of course. I have no real ideas for you other than our local university has a museum and often does quilt displays. They do rotate the quilts though.

    I sure hope you find a good home for these wonderful quilts.

    Dina

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    did you try -- http://www.nequiltmuseum.org/donate-a-quilt.html ?
    there is a state listing online -- http://www.quiltersresources.net/museums_usa.html

    some colleges have collections; there is one infamous college with an extensive collection, i will keep looking to see if i can find it for you!
    they are beautiful little gems by one determined person! hope you find what you are looking for....
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    I see you're in Vermont, have you spoken with Jinny Beyer about these? She might have some helpful suggestions. www.jinnybeyer.com

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    I am so sorry about the loss of your husband.
    Right in your own state is the Shelburne Museum. They have an extensive, and beautiful quilt collection. They are housed in a building that is larger than the New England Quilt Museum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny View Post
    I am so sorry about the loss of your husband.
    Right in your own state is the Shelburne Museum. They have an extensive, and beautiful quilt collection. They are housed in a building that is larger than the New England Quilt Museum.
    I have contacted them, they are only interested in antique quilts.

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    I am so sorry for your loss. I had just looked at your post of his beautiful creations today. I hope you have luck in finding a home for them where they can be admired and appreciated!

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    I would suggest you contact Barbara Brackman. She knows all the museums. You could contact her through her blog. Google Barbara Brackman.

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    The San Jose Quilt Museum in California may be interested.
    http://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/
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    I don't know where the museums are, but wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. Your husbands quilts are amazing and obviously gave him a lot of pleasure to create.
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    I also am not familiar with any museums either. Sorry for the lost of your husband. He was so talented.
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    There is an Internet group. I believe it is Quilt History List. They appear to know lot about quilt museums.

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    Try the Texas Quilt Museum http://www.texasquiltmuseum.org/

    Your DH's quilts are works of art. Sorry for your loss.

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