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Adopt A Quilt


Have you ever wondered what details go into the care and conservation of a delicate collection of quilts? Now you can find out while sustaining the care of your favorite quilt in the Museum's Collection!

The National Quilt Museum is initiating a program called Adopt-a-Quilt. Individuals, guilds and other civic organizations can make a donation of $250 for the care of a specific quilt in the Museum's Collection. In return, the adoptee's name will be posted beside their quilt when it is on exhibit in the museum's gallery as well as be listed on the museum's website. They will also receive an Adoption Certificate including an image and details of the quilt adopted.

Contact Judy Schwender at jschwender@quiltmuseum.org or 270.442.8856, ext 210. The quilts are available on a first come, first select basis. No matter where you live, you can take part in this exciting new venture! So which quilt will you adopt?

November 2011 Update

Response to our “Adopt A Quilt” program has been phenomenal! So far this year, the following have been adopted:

  • Corona II: Solar Eclipse by Caryl Bryer Fallert — Cheryl L. Porter
  • Pandas ‘Round the World by Shirley P. Kelly — Cheryl L. Porter for her mother, Myrna D. Porter
  • Air Show by Jonathan Shannon — Carole Green
  • Fashionable Ladies of the ‘20s by Valeta Hensley — Denise McIntosh
  • Wisteria by Mark Sherman — Coral Springs Quilt Guild of Florida
  • The Beatles Quilt — Pat and Merrill Shanks as a Christmas present for The Hart Family: Carol, Steve, Kira & Lukas
  • Conway Album (I’m Not from Baltimore) by Quest Quilters
  • Fire Dragon Rhapsody by Ricky Tims — Cindy Bell Neville
  • Sun-Bathing Blue Tit by Inge Mardal — Diane Guidry
  • Cellular Structure VI (Stack of Six) by Sue Benner — Linda Neely
  • Vintage Rose Garden, by Judith Thompson -- Mary Aline Perret who loved her children, grandchildren and quilting. silversword"Vintage Rose Garden" was adopted in her loving memory.

We are featuring "Silversword - Degener's Dream" by Louise Young, (right) the 1989 AQS first Place Applique, Amateur quilt as the quilt that would love to be adopted next!

Contact Judy Schwender at jschwender@quiltmuseum.org or 270.442.8856, ext 210. The quilts are available on a first come, first select basis. No matter where you live, you can take part in this exciting new venture! So which quilt will you adopt?

Your financial contribution supports the care and conservation of a priceless work of fiber art for one year. If you would like to "Adopt a Quilt," contact Judy Schwender at jschwender@quiltmuseum.org or 270.442.8856, ext 210.

Silversword
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