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Youth Activities

Explore Art & Creativity

With more than 150 quilts always on exhibit, children can explore the maze of gallery space with each turn bringing visions of pandas, horses, airplanes and cool geometric shapes! The National Quilt Museum offers a variety of fun educational offerings for children of all ages throughout the year.

The National Quilt Museum is a great place for children of all ages and backgrounds to explore their creative side. There are three amazing galleries and guided tours of our galleries teach the basics of quiltmaking. They learn what a "quilt sandwich" is and different forms of quilting stitches. Children are introduced to contemporary quiltmaking and are challenged to compare and contrast the quilts they see at our museum with the quilts they might see in their own home. Students will expand their knowledge of math, art, design and history through quilts.

Pre-scheduled groups of children enjoy free admission. Creative hands-on activities may be added to the tour at a small fee per student. Our hands-on activities options are described with photo examples below. Allow an additional 30-40 minutes for a hands-on activity.

Children's Hands-On Activities

Begin your visit to The National Quilt Museum with an interactive tour of our galleries and then plan to stay for a creative hands-on experience. You may choose from the three hands-on activities below, or we can customize a project to fit with you curriculum! Just ask when you schedule a tour.