On display in the large gallery through October 19, 2019, Evolutions challenged quilters and fiber artists to submit quilted works embodying their personal concept of growth and continuous change. The quilts range from simple to complex in style, with the artists drawing from a wide range of techniques, designs and materials. On display visitors will see examples of fabric dyeing, hand beading, screen printing and digital design, among others. The result is an open, flowing collection of quilts exploring the nooks and crannies of life, change and growth. Come explore with us, and discover your own meaning of evolution.
The theme of evolution doesn’t stop there. Generously donated to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in 2017, Tina M. Gravatt’s Collection of Miniature Quilts numbers over 100 works and covers a wide range of quilting history. On display in the small gallery, visitors can view a selection of these pieces covering 200 years of American quilting history. All the quilts are to scale and many are best viewed as doll bed quilts. A quilt artist, teacher, lecturer and author, Gravatt says that by making minis she has been able to create more quilts than she ever thought possible. Though her study of quilts is not yet over, this exploration into all things miniature has been one of her greatest adventures.
–The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum was incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in 1982; RMQM opened in 1990 in downtown Golden, Colorado, with a gift of 101 quilts from the personal collection of Eugenia Mitchell, the Museum’s founder.
–RMQM was the third quilt museum in the United States in 1990 and is now one of eleven dedicated quilt museums in the country.
–RMQM has a global reach welcoming visitors from 6 continents, multiple countries and each of the United States.
–Two galleries hosts 8 exhibits a year—showcasing over 250 quilts, historical and contemporary art quilts from the museum’s collection, as well as quilts by national and regional quilt artists. Exhibitions range from traditional to contemporary, each with a unique style and theme.