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The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Quilt Collection

The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum maintains two distinct collections—the Permanent Collection and the Education Collection. The Permanent Collection contains our most significant pieces, which are given the highest quality of care and preservation. They are exhibited on a rotating basis, and are available for research purposes on site. These quilts may occasionally be lent to another museum or similar institution.

Sometimes quilts are offered to the museum which, while not appropriate for our Permanent Collection, may be excellent examples of quilting techniques or represent specific periods in quilt-making history. The museum may choose to acquire these pieces for the Education Collection. These pieces travel outside the museum and are used as educational tools where handling and close inspection are permitted.

Eugenia Mitchell created the foundation of RMQM’s Permanent Collection with the gift of 101 quilts in 1990. Since that time, our collection has grown to include more than 750 quilts and related items, which are housed under professionally accepted museum-standard conditions. The quilts range from historic and traditional bed quilts to contemporary art quilts.

Search our quilt collection today. Quilt Search

Photographs of collection quilts are available. Click here for reproduction rights and fees.

Current Exhibits
Main Gallery:
Three Women Who Quilt
Lea McComas | A Stitch in Time
Sharon L. Schlotzhauer : Joy in the Journey
Northeast Gallery:
Jane Mathews
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Membership has Benefits
Members gain free entry to exhibits throughout the year, free admission to Sunday at the Museum events, discounts on gift shop purchases, and more!

Sunday at the Museum
October 8, 2023 | 2 pm
Dana Jones | Around the Block: Creating Quilts from Blocks from Traditional to Contemporary

Contact Us:

Phone:      303-277-0377
Address:  200 Violet Street, Suite 140
                   Golden, CO 80401
Hours:      Monday - Saturday 10-4pm
                   Sunday - 11-4pm