Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum

Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum The Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum (SQTM), is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to education and presentation of quilts and textiles. **NOTE: Masks are required fir guests & staff.
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We have disposable ones if you forget yours. Museum Opened September 15, 2012 Admission $5 per person Groups by Appointment (Group rates available) FREE admission to Members (Individual Membership $35/year)

We have disposable ones if you forget yours. Museum Opened September 15, 2012 Admission $5 per person Groups by Appointment (Group rates available) FREE admission to Members (Individual Membership $35/year)

Mission: The Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum collects, exhibits, preserves, promotes and interprets the heritage, art and production of quilting and textiles in the southeastern United States.

Operating as usual

10/17/2020
10/16/2020
“Lessons Learned” by Pauline Salzman of Gulfport, Florida imagines Martin Luther King & Lyndon Johnson as children and i...
10/15/2020

“Lessons Learned” by Pauline Salzman of Gulfport, Florida imagines Martin Luther King & Lyndon Johnson as children and incorporates their powerful words from our nation’s civil rights journey. To hear the artist’s description, dial 703-520-6404, then 618#

This is one of 36 quilts in the Sacred Threads exhibit, on display through October 24.

Decorating for Fall? Quilts are the perfect addition! (Just ask Pinterest!).  Here are just a few examples of beautiful ...
10/13/2020

Decorating for Fall? Quilts are the perfect addition! (Just ask Pinterest!). Here are just a few examples of beautiful original quilts made by local and regional artists, for sale in our Gift Shop. Open Thursdays & Fridays 10-4, Saturdays 10-2, & Wednesdays by appointment.

Started shopping for the holidays? We’ve got something handmade for everyone on your list. #susanlenz #textileart #chris...
10/07/2020

Started shopping for the holidays? We’ve got something handmade for everyone on your list.
#susanlenz
#textileart
#christmasshopping
#holidaygifts
#handmade

Gwen Chestnut visited with this family treasure, made locally by her grandmother, Georgia Texas Yeager Brown.😍#carrollco...
10/02/2020

Gwen Chestnut visited with this family treasure, made locally by her grandmother, Georgia Texas Yeager Brown.😍
#carrollcountyga
#historymatters
#familyheirloomquilt
#heritage

Marie and Brian help refold our Mariner’s Compass after Brian’s class learned about proper quilt preservation. #uwgcoe #...
09/30/2020

Marie and Brian help refold our Mariner’s Compass after Brian’s class learned about proper quilt preservation.
#uwgcoe
#uwgpublichistory
#marinerscompass
#quiltpreservation
#cemcmakesanimpact

Enjoying having University of West Georgia students from Dr. Aaren Swift’s class visit the museum today. The class focus...
09/26/2020

Enjoying having University of West Georgia students from Dr. Aaren Swift’s class visit the museum today. The class focuses on teaching strategies - these are current and future teachers of middle and high school Social Studies.

Midnight Pumpkin is our next 100% virtual class with @prettypennyprecuts.It’s a wool applique handwork project, recommen...
09/25/2020

Midnight Pumpkin is our next 100% virtual class with @prettypennyprecuts.
It’s a wool applique handwork project, recommended for all stitching levels. No sewing machine required. Preteens may need supervision using an iron.
YouTube and Zoom - projects will be finished by Halloween!🎃
[email protected]
#woolapplique
#itsfallyall
#fallhomedecor
#stitchersofig

Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum's cover photo
09/20/2020

Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum's cover photo

To see our "Making It Through" virtual exhibit, please click on "Photos," then "Albums" OR scroll down to August 19. (We...
09/18/2020

To see our "Making It Through" virtual exhibit, please click on "Photos," then "Albums" OR scroll down to August 19. (We're still trying to figure out how to pin it to the top of the page!)

Class of 1966 members visit the current Story Quilt made for their deceased classmate Danny Jeter.
09/11/2020

Class of 1966 members visit the current Story Quilt made for their deceased classmate Danny Jeter.

Visit our gift shop now to check out the work of Tim Ray Fisher. Tim is a disabled folk artist living in Lancaster Count...
09/09/2020

Visit our gift shop now to check out the work of Tim Ray Fisher. Tim is a disabled folk artist living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, who creates geometric paintings taken from various quilt patterns. He was born on November 7, 1969, in Goshen, Indiana. His ancestors are of Amish and Mennonite descent. He grew up with the crafts and designs being used by these religions, and they help inspire the artwork he creates today. The artist survived Guillain Barre Syndrome in 2005, and as a result, began taking art classes and creating artwork more frequently. The artist has also been diagnosed with both PTSD and Major Depressive Disorder. Creating artwork is very therapeutic for the artist as it helps alleviate anxiety and acts as a form of meditation.

"Disciple's Path" by Rosanne Flack Williamson of Warrenton, Virginia is just one of 36 gorgeous quilts in the Sacred Thr...
09/06/2020

"Disciple's Path" by Rosanne Flack Williamson of Warrenton, Virginia is just one of 36 gorgeous quilts in the Sacred Threads exhibit. Open Thursdays & Fridays 10-4, Saturdays 10-2, and Wednesdays by appointment.

So thrilled to have Mary Ruden’s Suffragist Quilts on display through October 3rd!#righttovote #voterregistration #19tha...
09/02/2020

So thrilled to have Mary Ruden’s Suffragist Quilts on display through October 3rd!
#righttovote
#voterregistration
#19thamendment
#votesforwomen
#susanbanthony
#suffragette

Quilts, original art, jewelry, doll dresses, & more. No admission fee to come into our gift shop. #shoplocal #thinkcarro...
08/31/2020

Quilts, original art, jewelry, doll dresses, & more. No admission fee to come into our gift shop.
#shoplocal #thinkcarrollfirst #carrolltonmainstreet #carrollcountychamber #quiltsforsale #handmade #quiltshop

Sunday evening musings: Many of us are finding different ways to “go to” church these days. “Sundays with Grandma,” by D...
08/31/2020

Sunday evening musings: Many of us are finding different ways to “go to” church these days. “Sundays with Grandma,” by Doris A. Goins of Knoxville, Indiana, may make you nostalgic for a different time. To hear Doris’s story, dial 703-520-6404, then 113#. This is one of 36 quilts in our Sacred Threads exhibit, on display in the museum through September 26. We’d love to have you visit in person Thursdays 10-4, Fridays 10-4, or Saturdays 10-2. (Or e-mail [email protected] to schedule Wednesday private tours.)

Just one more month to see the wonderful Sacred Threads exhibit. Dial 703-520-6404 then 802# to hear quilter Deborah Bos...
08/30/2020

Just one more month to see the wonderful Sacred Threads exhibit. Dial 703-520-6404 then 802# to hear quilter Deborah Boschert from Lewisville, Texas talk about her art quilt, "Provisions," one of 36 creations on display in the Museum. Open regular hours - Thursdays & Fridays 10-4, Saturdays 10-2.

According to a recent national survey, almost 20% of museums in the nation are concerned they may close permanently in t...
08/26/2020

According to a recent national survey, almost 20% of museums in the nation are concerned they may close permanently in the coming year. Please help us by becoming a member now. Current members - check your mailbox! Other followers - contact us for more information!

New this year: A members-only Facebook Group & online membership events (such as the September 12 webinar). If you join at the $100 or above level, you will also become a member of NARM, which give you free admission to more than 1,000 museums throughout the U.S.

As a special thank-you, both new & renewing members will receive a bottle of hand sanitizer that can be clipped on to your purse, belt, or key ring. (Pick up at the museum, while supplies last!)

Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum's cover photo
08/23/2020

Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum's cover photo

In mid-March, as schools and businesses closed in hope of "flattening the curve" of COVID-19, many of us began "shelteri...
08/20/2020

In mid-March, as schools and businesses closed in hope of "flattening the curve" of COVID-19, many of us began "sheltering in place" - staying home to keep ourselves and others safe. We heard people saying "When I make it through this . . ." and we realized that many of our followers were literally "making" it through - first sewing masks, then turning to creating quilts & other textiles to cope with and express their emotions and concerns during this challenging time. From April 13 to July 15, we invited people to submit photos of what they created during this time with what they had at home. Please enjoy these photos and the accompanying stories - we promise you will be inspired! We will also exhibit many of these creations in the Museum September 30 - December 18, 2021.

In mid-March, as schools and businesses closed in hope of "flattening the curve" of COVID-19, many of us began "sheltering in place" - staying home to keep ourselves and others safe. We heard people saying "When I make it through this . . ." and we realized that many of our followers were literally "making" it through - first sewing masks, then turning to creating quilts & other textiles to cope with and express their emotions and concerns during this challenging time. From April 13 to July 15, we invited people to submit photos of what they created during this time with what they had at home. Please enjoy these photos and the accompanying stories - we promise you will be inspired! We will also exhibit many of these creations in the Museum September 30 - December 18, 2021.

“The Shirt Off His Back” is a touching memory quilt made by members of the Carrollton High School Class of 1966. Come se...
08/06/2020

“The Shirt Off His Back” is a touching memory quilt made by members of the Carrollton High School Class of 1966. Come see it along with special snapshots from the OYC. We welcome you to visit the museum to experience Sacred Threads and learn about the spirit of our community.
#trojanswill
#thegoldstandard
#classof1966
#carrolltonga
#memoryquilt

Cyndi shared her hand quilted bedquilt made of a relative’s special cobbler apron collection. It’s fantastic! Thanks for...
08/05/2020

Cyndi shared her hand quilted bedquilt made of a relative’s special cobbler apron collection. It’s fantastic! Thanks for sharing, Cyndi. @ Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum

We are OPEN!🎟Currently on display we have Sacred Threads, an exhibition of quilts expressing life’s journeys.#joy #inspi...
08/01/2020

We are OPEN!🎟
Currently on display we have Sacred Threads, an exhibition of quilts expressing life’s journeys.
#joy
#inspiration
#spirituality
#healing
#grief
#peace
#carrolltonga

Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum's cover photo
08/01/2020

Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum's cover photo

08/01/2020
08/01/2020
Quilts for all occasions, priced as marked. 🧵We’re open until 4pm today and Saturday 10am-2pm. #shoplocal #thinkcarrollf...
07/31/2020

Quilts for all occasions, priced as marked. 🧵We’re open until 4pm today and Saturday 10am-2pm.
#shoplocal
#thinkcarrollfirst
#carrolltonmainstreet
#carrollcountychamber
#quiltsforsale

We are so excited to welcome the general public back to our museum beginning August 1! Our current exhibit, Sacred Threa...
07/27/2020

We are so excited to welcome the general public back to our museum beginning August 1! Our current exhibit, Sacred Threads, is just what you need during this stressful time. Be sure and bring your cell phone so you can listen to artists tell the stories about their creations as you view them. Regular hours are Thursdays & Fridays 10-4, and Saturdays 10-2. We may be able to schedule visits at other times by appointment - email us at [email protected].

Please be assured that we are taking safety precautions very seriously so that you can relax and enjoy your visit.

We've missed you!

Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum's cover photo
07/27/2020

Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum's cover photo

Keith May shot some wonderful photos of our museum gift shop! He’s local, quite talented, and easy to work with. Find hi...
07/23/2020

Keith May shot some wonderful photos of our museum gift shop! He’s local, quite talented, and easy to work with. Find him @americanabykeithmay @westgalocavore @shadygrovestudios
#thinkcarrollfirst
#photography
#supportlocalartists
#carrollcountychamberofcommerce
#carrollcountyga

Our gift shop is open, & Ellis is checking out some dresses for her American Girl dolls!
07/22/2020

Our gift shop is open, & Ellis is checking out some dresses for her American Girl dolls!

Oh, my! We have loved seeing the 69 entries in our "Making It Through Sheltering In Place" challenge, and we look forwar...
07/16/2020

Oh, my! We have loved seeing the 69 entries in our "Making It Through Sheltering In Place" challenge, and we look forward to sharing them with all of you virtually in August - details soon. If you submitted a project to be considered for our 2021 actual exhibit, we will be in touch with you personally soon about that.

Address

306 Bradley St
Carrollton, GA
30117

General information

Regular hours: Thursdays - Fridays: 10 AM- 4 PM Saturdays: 10 AM-2 PM ***Temporarily closed as nation deals with COVID-19 pandemic*** Reopening July 9-31, to members only by appointment. Reopening to the general public on August 1. Masks required; social distancing observed; regular sanitizing.

Opening Hours

Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 14:00

Telephone

(770) 301-2187

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The Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum (SQTM), is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to education and presentation of quilts and textiles. The SQTM collects, exhibits, preserves, promotes and interprets the heritage, art and production of quilting and textiles in the southeastern United States. Since 1998, members of the Georgia Quilt Project and the Georgia Quilt Council have tirelessly planned and advocated for the creation of a quilt and textile museum in the southeast. In 2009, the Georgia Quilt Council formally selected Carrollton, Georgia as the home of what would soon become the Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum (SQTM). On September 15, 2013, the SQTM opened is doors to the public in a corner of the former Cotton Producers Association/Gold Kist Cotton Warehouse located at 306 Bradley Street in Carrollton’s Historic Downtown. The exterior of the building is adorned with the work of nationally recognized sculptor, Gordon Chandler, who has loaned his work to the museum. The museum is open Thursdays and Fridays from noon-6PM and Saturdays, 10AM-4PM. For more information, visit www.southeasternquiltmuseum.com. Exhibits at the museum have featured traditional and contemporary quilts by both solo artists and various regional guilds, and a partnership with the Center for Public History at the University of West Georgia has enabled the museum to exhibit highlights of the history of the local textile industry. Additional programming includes quilting workshops and lectures by quilting and textile experts.


  • Cover Photo is SMOKE, by Kat Jones, 2016, 40” × 54”
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    At Douglas County Musuem of History and Art we are happy to share our photo of your Sacred Threads flyer. Best wishes from a sister Museum. dcmuseum.org
    Can you please help me....Is Piedmont Carrollton accepting mask and if they are what is the pattern ??
    I have picked up 80 pre cut mask from Superior Recreation
    Can we get more dialogue going here...the some of the stitchers are communicating with each other but would like to have a central location... Thanks
    A little humor from the Atlanta mask sewing group
    Check your Daybook in the Times Georgian!
    I see a road trip
    I have purchased a display case for the museum. Is there anyone with a trailer that can pick it up and deliver it to the museum by Saturday? I have prior commitment on Saturday and my husband is out of town, therefore we're not able to do it.
    Thank you so much for the beautiful book I won.
    Always inspiring to see so many unique interesting quilts.
    I visited your museum today and thoroughly enjoyed it! The woman there was extremely personal and informative.
    Looking forward to a visit. Our local guild had a couple of men featured in the current exhibit. One of the men passed away this year. It will be an honor to get to see his work displayed in a museum.