Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum picks up “Quilt Care” book

The current Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum exhibit celebrates the museum’s 30th anniversary. Photo by Barb Gorges.

On a trip last week to Golden, Colorado, I visited the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum,, to see the 30th anniversary exhibit of quilts from their collection.

I met executive director Karen Roxburgh. She was enthusiastic about “Quilt Care, Construction and Use Advice,” so I left my last five black and white copies with her for the gift shop (Any reorders will be in color.)

I hadn’t visited the museum since it moved to this bright new location. The main gallery is well-lit and spacious. The current exhibit includes a variety from art quilts to utility quilts, antique to contemporary, made by groups and prize-winning quilters.

In the small gallery is an exhibit dedicated to the quilts of museum founder Eugenia Mitchell. Some are quilts she collected and some she made.

And there’s a gift shop, of course! Quilting notions, books and reproduction fabrics for several different eras—and friendly staff.

Opening Oct. 19, a new phase of the 30th anniversary show will feature RMQM’s crazy quilt collection. The small gallery will be featuring “Through a Lens,” a solo exhibit for Kathy Suprenant, winner of RMQM’s 2019 Evolutions Exhibition. Both exhibits will be up through Jan. 17, 2021.

The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Saturday. Don’t forget your mask. They are closed on Sundays but look for their Sunday Zoom programs.


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