Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Celebrates 30th Anniversary Exhibit
Jun 23, 2020 - Oct 17, 2020
RMQM’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Exhibit and Eugenia Mitchell Solo Exhibit | Eugenia’s Dream – 30 Years in the Making in the Northeast Gallery. We are excited to have reopened the Museum and to present quilts from The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum’s permanent collection. The exhibit spans decades of exquisite quilts both hand-stitched and machine-stitched, from traditional to modern and art quilts. Our success is in large part due to our many volunteers, donors, members, and staff, some of who have spent years working to grow this 30-year organization.
The mission of the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and educate the public about quilts; honor quiltmaking traditions; and embrace the evolution of the art and craft of quilting.
The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum (RMQM) was the dream of long-time Golden resident, Eugenia Mitchell, who wanted her quilts to be both seen by the public and preserved for the future. After incorporating in 1982, RMQM opened its doors to the public in 1990 with a gift of 101 quilts from Eugenia’s private collection. In 1991, RMQM received its first grant from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Using all volunteer labor and funds from this grant, a museum-quality storage system was installed. From its humble beginnings, RMQM has continued to grow.
Our collection now numbers over 800 quilts and includes both traditional quilts as well as contemporary studio quilts. Included in our collection are 63 art quilts that were donated in 2004-2005 by more than 50 quilt artists from all over the world; this collection of quilts is known as “Rooted in Tradition: Art Quilts from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.” Most recently, an internationally known quiltmaker chose RMQM as the permanent home for her collection of 108 miniature quilts that represent the history of quilting.
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Some facts about the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum:
--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 six continents, multiple countries, and each of the United States.
--Two galleries host eight 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.