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What are Mini Quilts?

As with most things quilting – there really are no rules for Mini Quilts- but there are some general guidelines. Approximate maximum dimension  24”: Block size of ± 4”.

Why make mini-quilts?

  • Achievable weekend project for any level of quilter

  • Learn the basics of design, quilt construction and color use

  • Practice Free Motion Quilting on small, easy to maneuver pieces
  • Try out new ideas and designs - PLAY
  • Perfect techniques by taking time to focus on the technique
  • Find out if you like a technique without committing to something huge
  • Inexpensive way to get started and have finished projects
Kathreen Ricketson, in her book Whip Up Mini Quilts, says “I see today’s mini quilt as a modern take on the traditional sampler quilt, which was used as a teaching tool for young quilters. Similarly, in the early nineteenth century, doll quilts were used to teach girls the first steps in sewing and quilt making.” “These doll quilts, and other small quilts made for babies and children, were miniature copies of full-size designs.”  See the photos of some ideas from (click on VIEW ALL)
What kind of Mini Quilts do we need for the RMQM Fundraising Efforts? 
Fun, Unique, well made Mini Quilts that you and your friends would LOVE to decorate your house with! 

When will we need them by? 

Basically early March each year. That gives you some time, especially since they are pretty quick to make. As your holiday sewing ends - why not make a Mini Quilt as you prepare for your next project? The Sandra Dallas Library has a couple books specifically about Mini Quilts - and a ton of books about various techniques you might be wanting to try and a mini quilt is the perfect opportunity. 

Questions? Give us a call and we will help you out. 303-215-9001

Form to use for your Mini Quilt or other item Donation

Current Exhibits
Main Gallery:
Evolutions CFE and RMQM Collection
Northeast Gallery:
Thorns & Spikes | 4 Coners Groupr
April 22, 2024- July 20, 2024

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, check out books from the Sandra Dallas Library, and more!

Sunday at the Museum
Aug 11- Joan Duncan | Applique is My Super Power
Sept 8 - 150+ Years of Sewing & Quilts
Oct 13-Photos, Pixels & Pizzazz | Recent work by Caryl Bryer Fallert- Gentry
Nov 10-SAQA WILD! Panel

Contact Us:

Phone:      303-277-0377
Address:  200 Violet Street, Suite 140
                  Golden, CO 80401
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                  Sunday - 11-4pm
Closed Major Holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day & Easter Sunday. (early closings the day before at 2pm)
Holiday Hours may be different.