Fabric and Friends at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Today I want to do a Promotion for the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. (http://www.rmqm.org/)

The mission of the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and educate the public about quilts; honor quiltmaking traditions; and embrace the evolution of the art and craft of quilting. The museum hosts quarterly exhibits, tailored tours, and programs for adults and youth.  For the researcher and quilt enthusiast, the Sandra Dallas Library contains over 3000 volumes featuring out-of-print literature, technique resources, historic patterns and research documents.

Eugenia Mitchell, an 80-year-old Golden resident of humble means had a generous spirit and a passion for quilts.  Her vision for a quilt museum was accomplished in 1990.  Since then, the museum continues to serve as a trusted repository for treasured family heirlooms, historically significant quilts and cutting-edge contemporary quilts.

Visit the museum, located at 1213 Washington Avenue in a charming 1905 building in downtown historic Golden. The museum shop features a variety of gifts for everyone on your list including unique pieces by local artists.

The first time I had a quilt publicly displayed was at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum so I feel very strongly about supporting them.

The museum’s current exhibit is “Manifestations”  quilts made by men and runs through April 29th.  My Tree of life quilt was selected to be in the exhibit this year

aqs-Tree-of-life-1

The Museum is hosting a fund raiser on Saturday March 29th from 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

The event  is called ‘Fabric and Friends’ and is a luncheon and auction.

for details see here ( http://www.rmqm.org/index.php/events-sp-1081478041/fabric-a-friends)

Some of the Items up for bids include:

  • New quilting books and DVDs
  • Classes and fun experiences
  • Artwork and handmade items
  • Custom art framing
  • Custom closets and organizers
  • Restaurant gift certificates
  • Gourmet and kitchen items
  • Gift certificates for spa and beauty services
  • Jewelry and fashion items
  • Travel items: time shares, airline tickets, hotel gift certificates
  • Auto repair and services
  • Theater tickets
  • Lawn and garden services
  • Pet care, supplies, and services
  • Wine and spirits
  • Fun new things for grandchildren
  • Vintage linens, quilts, tops, and blocks.

I won’t be able to attend but One of my quilts will be up for bids at the auction.

Owinja-detail Owinja-full

If you are in the Colorado area on the 29th of this month and love quilts (and maybe want to bid on my quilt) Please consider attending.  Reservations are required …see the above link for more information.

The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum does great work in supporting the history and future of all styles of quilts.  I am pleased to support their great work.

Happy Quilting

Tim

8 thoughts on “Fabric and Friends at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

  1. katechiconi says:

    Sounds like a great place to visit. Shame I’m so far away!

  2. Sara says:

    Wow, how I would like to be there on the 29th! I definitely want to visit and I did not know Sandra Dallas had anything to do with the library, I have read all of her books and have her quilt books. Must plan a road trip soon! Congrats on the entry and how very nice for the auction quilt! I know you’ll miss that one!

  3. Julie Porter says:

    Hi Tim. Julie from Perth Australia here. Very impressed with your quilts! I have just purchased my first antique quilt from the US on line and look forward to handquilting it. What type of marker do you use for tracing the pattern onto the fabric? (If you don’t mind me asking).

  4. Kristen says:

    Oh goodness, I can’t decided whether or not to tell Andrew you’re putting your Broken Star up for auction — he has always been minorly obsessed with it. And we will be in China on the 29th. I suppose I could leave a sealed bid…oh my. But good for you! Our loss!

    • timquilts says:

      I am not sure how they handle the bidding…Im thinking i is a “must be there to bid” event…..but it would be cool if you and Andrew were to win….I selected this on to donathe because it is on that was featured in the quilters newsletter article …so people will have seen it before

  5. Sharon Eshlaman in Galesburg says:

    Contrats on your entry….you so deserve it. Keep us posted.

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