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Our History is YOUR History!

Preserving, teaching, recognizing, and celebrating current quilting trends.

About The Museum

As our name proclaims, the Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum wants to recognize and celebrate our regional and local heritage and influences. Throughout the southeast many communities developed with a similar story of textile production. We want to share that heritage by highlighting our own history.

The QUILT aspect of our mission creates a triangle: to preserve, to teach, and to recognize and celebrate current quilting trends.

Featuring Susan Lenz's works the Cocoon and the Clothesline. Along with special memorial displays.

Feature Exhibits

Heirloom Textiles and the Lifecycle of Memories

The show will feature Susan Lenz’s installation works of the Cocoon and the Clothesline. 

The Cocoon is a large-scale fiber installation that transforms a gallery space into a temporary, site specific haven for storytelling. It challenges viewers to make a plan for their family’s precious textile possessions. 

The Clothesline Installation (2020)
The Clothesline Installation is a visual appreciation of taking care of a household and doing the tasks that are fundamental for quality living, especially during the dark days of a pandemic.

Gloria Diane Harper Sharp loved to capture nature through her quilting and was often inspired by flowers. Several of her quilts are currently on display in Gallery II. 

Leah Townsend Weaver made Christmas ornaments to pass the time during chemo treatments. They are being sold as a special fundraiser for the museum for $10.00 each.


Sacred Threads 

January – March 2024

16th Quilt Nihon 

International Quilt Competition from Japan

April – June 2024

Longing from the 16th Annual Quilt Nihon

Upcoming Events and Classes

The Museum teaches the art and craft of quilting in beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes. Informative exhibits change quarterly.



Support the Museum

The museum will be closed June 28th-July 5th. The Salley Mavor and Tommie Freeman show will open July 6th.

Inclement Weather Closure

We are closed due to inclement weather. Please follow us on social for opening information.