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Lectures & Trunk Shows

Lectures & Trunk Shows
A museum educator brings a show of quilts and tailors the program of your choice to suit the needs of your group.
Fee: $180 plus mileage (Hosting organizations outside the Denver Metro area will be asked to provide mileage and lodging for the speaker.)

Become an RMQM Guild Member
$180 fee waived per guild membership, pay only lodging & travel expenses.

Crazy Quilts: The Pride of Victorian Womanhood
Victorian women liked to show off their handwork 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. As women of leisure, they had time to study art and fancy needlework, and they used this new quilt style to demonstrate their skills.  Learn about symbolism and the language of flowers contained in most crazy quilts. Several great examples of Crazy Quilts are shown in the museum’s Educational Collection.

Quilt Care and Restoration
Learn about caring for antique quilts from grandmas 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.

Quilts of the 1930s: The Depression Era
nsight into the revival of quiltmaking during tough times. Women bought inexpensive, cheerful prints, and they saved, traded, and used every scrap. Rural women used feed sacks that were printed with pretty designs which were company marketing tools. Learn about fabrics and prints and how to recognize a 1930's quilt. Get up close and personal with 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.

Red & White Quilts
Red & White Quilts - Who hasn’t been captivated by the eye-catching beauty of a red-and-white quilt?
These stunning quilts can be a simple design of a patchwork quilt or the intricate design of a Mariner’s Compass.
Red and white quilts run the gamut of time from the early 1800s to contemporary studio art quilts.
RMQM brings you a wonderful collection of red-and-white quilts in a PowerPoint presentation as well as hands-on quilts for all to view and touch.

Signature Quilts: Precious Memories
Friendship quilts brought precious memories to their recipients. There were many varieties of signature quilts, those made for friends traveling to faraway places and quilts made for weddings, births, deaths, and fundraising purposes. Quilt historians look to these quilts as personal histories with beautiful stories. Learn research techniques and how to enjoy the past through signature quilts.

Sunbonnet Sue - Love Her or Hate Her
Sunbonnet Sue's roots began in the late 1800s and she evolved well into the 1900s. Along the way, she found a friend Overall Bill and the pair have been a favorite of many a quilter throughout the years.

For more information or to schedule a show, contact the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum office at 303-215-9001, Monday–Thursday 9:30 am–4:00 pm, or email us at

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

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
Hours:      Monday - Saturday 10-4pm
                  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.