Trunk Shows

Lectures & Trunk Shows
Museum educators bring a show of quilts and tailor the program of your choice
to suit the needs of your group. Fee: $150 plus mileage

“Quilts of the 1930s: The Depression Era” provides insight into the revival of quiltmaking during those tough times. Women were able to buy inexpensive, cheerful prints, and they saved, traded, and used every scrap. Rural women made quilts from feed sacks, printed with pretty designs as a marketing tool. Favorite patterns were shared, creating a distinctive style. Learn about fabrics and prints and how to recognize a 1930s quilt. Get up close and personal with approximately 30 quilts from the museum’s education collection. Presentation is 45 minutes to one hour and is suitable for quilt guilds, history classes, and other organizations.

“Crazy Quilts: The Pride of Victorian Womanhood”
Victorian women liked to show off, and they did that by making crazy quilts. Unlike the previous generation –women who made quilts for warmth and utility – Victorians made quilts that only had to be beautiful. As women of leisure, they had time to study art and fancy needlework, and they used this new quilt style to demonstrate their skills. They also used their quilts to tell secrets! Learn about symbolism and the language of flowers. Approximately 25 pieces will be shown. Presentation is 45 minutes to one hour and is suitable for quilt guilds, history classes, and other organizations.

“Voices from the Past: Quilts and Soddies”
The sod house experience is revealed through the journals of women who homesteaded the American West. The presenter will arrive in period costume. Presentation is 45 minutes to one hour and is suitable for quilters and general audiences of all ages.

“Quilt Care and Restoration”
Learn everything you need to know about caring for antiques from grand ma or your own not-so- antiques. The presenter guides you step-by-step through proper care and cleaning of quilts and textiles. Understand storage practices and find out how to creatively and effectively display quilts in your home.

“Behind the Scenes at the Museum”
This presentation provides a look into the history, mission, and collections of the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum and the Sandra Dallas Library. We will discuss the early development of RMQM from Eugenia Mitchell's original donation of 101 quilts to begin the museum all of the way up to the purchase of and moving into our new building and gallery space in 2016.

Coming in 2017! "Red Work"  

For more information or to schedule a show, contact the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum office at 303-215-9001, Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or email

Hosting organizations 50 miles or more outside the Denver area may be asked to provide lodging for presenters.
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