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 if required a lodging fee for an overnight stay.
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 which were printed with pretty designs as company marketing tools. Favorite patterns were shared creating a distinctive style. Learn about fabrics and prints and how to recognize a 1930's quilt. Get up close and personal with approximately 30 quilts from the museum’s Education Collection. Presentation is 45 minutes to an 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 their incredible sewing and embroidery skills, 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 and used to showcase their needlework 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 an 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 grandma 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 The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum from Eugenia Mitchell's original donation of 101 quilts to establish the museum all the way up to the purchase of and moving into our new building and gallery space in 2016.
Coming in 2018!
Quilt Inspiration for You—"Quify"
Create works of art for your home (ceramic tiles, 3D sculpture, or window hanger artwork) after a brief 30-minute lecture on a well-know quilt artist.
Signature Quilts: Precious Memories
Friendship quilts throughout time brought precious memories to its recipients. There were many kinds of signature quilts, those made for friends traveling to far away places and quilts made for weddings, births, deaths and fundraising purposes. Quilt historians now look at these quilts as personal histories with beautiful stories. Learn research techniques and how to enjoy the past through signature quilts.
For more information or to schedule a show, contact the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum office at 303-215-9001, Monday-Thursday 9:30am to 4:00pm or email email@example.com
Hosting organizations 50 miles or more outside the Denver area may be asked to provide mileage and lodging for presenters.