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Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
1213 Washington Avenue Golden, Colorado, United States
The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the art and history of American quilts and quiltmaking. This is accomplished through outstanding changing exhibits and by providing many educational opportunities to all levels of the local and regional community, as well as hosting national symposia. The quilts in the Permanent and Educational collections, and all related documentation, are housed at the Museum.
When the Museum opened its doors in 1990, the founder, Eugenia Mitchell, offered the gift of 100 quilts from her private collection to start the RMQM's permanent collection. The collection has grown to over 340 quilts, which range from pre-Civil War examples and many favorite Victorian era types, to wonderful Depression era quilts, to contemporary and art quilts. Throughout the year, select quilts from the Permanent collection of the RMQM are exhibited to showcase different decades, styles, color palettes, or latest acquisitions.
Project description provided by the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.
Eugenia Mitchell Quilts: The Foundatio...
Eugenia Mitchell Quilts: The Foundation of the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Collection
January; 3; 2012
The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado, first opened its doors in 1990 thanks to founder Eugenia Mitchell. The museum currently has 340 quilts in its collection.