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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: $150 plus mileage (lodging fee for overnight stays if necessary).


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
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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.

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. The presentation is 45 minutes to an hour and is suitable for quilters and general audiences of all ages.


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 rmqm@rmqm.org.

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

Contact Us:

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