New England Quilt Museum

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New England Quilt Museum

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Celebrating our 25th Anniversary!

In 2012, the New England Quilt Museum celebrates its Silver Anniversary as the only museum in the northeast devoted solely to the preservation, promotion and celebration of this uniquely American art form. From a gleam in the eye of a very enthusiastic and dedicated group of Founding Mothers, the museum has grown to become a landmark in the heart of the country's historic textile producing region.

It was almost 30 years ago that a group of enthusiastic New England quilters began to dream of establishing a regional quilt museum. That dream became a reality when the New England Quilt Museum board of directors met for the first time in June 1987. Now, on the eve of its 25th anniversary year, it seems miraculous that the museum exists and has survived and grown, fulfilling the mission first conceived by its founding mothers.

Over the years, as the museum sought a permanent home, endured water floods and also risked drowning in red ink, there were times when it seemed the dream might die. Still, it has endured, but only because of the support received from you, the museum’s constant friends and members.

The museum is located in historic downtown Lowell, Massachusetts. Master craftsman Josiah Peabody built the Lowell Institute for Savings building in 1845 in the classic Greek Revival Style. The structure boasts an unusual rhomboidal footprint, with curved corners and an ornate wrought iron balcony along two sides.

Today the 18,000 square foot space holds exhibition galleries, a library and resource center, classrooms, a museum store, staff offices, support areas and storage for the more than four hundred antique and contemporary quilts in the permanent collection.

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    The New England Quilt Museum, a fiber arts destination, is the only institution in the northeast devoted solely to preservation, promotion and celebration of quilts.

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Last updated on October 5, 2012

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We accept payment through PayPal and Etsy Direct Checkout (Visa, MC, AmEx, Discover). Items will not be shipped until full payment has been received. If payment has not been made within 24 hours of purchase (don't worry, we'll remind you!), the order will be canceled and the item returned to the NEQM shop.
All items are shipped by USPS First Class or Priority Mail, which ranges 3-10 days depending on destination.

Overnight, first, or second day shipping is available through FedEx Express for an additional fee.

We ship all orders by International First Class. Please allow up to three weeks for your package to arrive, but most packages arrive about a week after shipping.

We are not responsible for the payment of any customs fees, duties, or taxes on international purchases.
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Returns will only be accepted on unused items within 21 days of purchase. Please read our descriptions carefully and note the specifications and dimensions of each item before purchasing.

We cannot accept returns on unwrapped/opened DVDs.

We cannot accept returns on fabric that has been washed or cut into.

We wrap our items as best we can to avoid damages or breakages during shipping. As accidents do happen, we will replace any item that has arrived damaged or broken.
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