Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum
The Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum (SQTM), located in Carrollton, Georgia, showcases rotating exhibits of quilts and fabrics representing the South's rich textile and agricultural heritage. Opening its doors in 2012, this museum is a popular tourist hotspot for those who want to get a taste of the history of textile works throughout US history.
Backstory and Context
The Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum is 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.
Programs and galleries of the Museum interpret and embrace the ever-changing craft of quilting. It is the only museum in the Southeast dedicated exclusively to textile arts, production and the craft and artistry of quilting. Since 1998, members of the Georgia Quilt Project and the Georgia Quilt Council 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 as the home of the Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum (SQTM). On September 15, 2012, the SQTM opened its doors to the public.
Located just outside of Carrollton's Historic Adamson Square, the museum is located in a re-purposed cotton warehouse. The exterior of the building is adorned with the work of nationally recognized sculptor, Gordon Chandler, who has generously loaned two of his "metal quilts" to the SQTM.
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.
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