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New England Quilt Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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excellent museum and showcase for quilts.

I saw two shows, one of Japanese quilts, and one of a single woman show. Both were amazing. The... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Joanna A
Walpole, New Hampshire
Even Better Than Before!

I hadn't visited this museum in years, but there are so many changes it is worth making the trip... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Worcester, Massachusetts
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The New England Quilt Museum is a showplace for antique and contemporary quilts. Four to five exhibitions a year, classes, family activities, and historical lectures let you learn about this distinctive American art form. Located in the heart of...more
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18 Shattuck St, Lowell, MA 01852-1820
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

I saw two shows, one of Japanese quilts, and one of a single woman show. Both were amazing. The historic area is also interesting.

Thank Joanna A
Reviewed July 10, 2018

I hadn't visited this museum in years, but there are so many changes it is worth making the trip more often. The current exhibitions, Quilted Canvas II and Beyond the Border Wall are not to be missed. The Quilted Canvas reminded me of the Quilt...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

Wrote a review a few days ago, but looks like it "never took". Just had to make sure a review was written for the museum. Four friends went, two from Lowell and two from out of town. Okay, who would have thought that we would...More

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Reviewed May 23, 2018

This museum is small but they had 2 exhibits when I was there and one was really good, the other was interesting and then they had one room that is a permeant collection display which was nice as well. They also have a staffed library...More

1  Thank Rebecca P
Reviewed May 11, 2018

What an interesting place and such wonderful, colourful work on show. The main exhibit The Quilted Canvas was well set out and a mixture of contemporary and traditional quilts. The exhibit of Beyond the Border Wall, the migrant quilt project was very thought provoking, and...More

3  Thank Sue S
Reviewed May 8, 2018

They had two exhibits while visiting. One contained art quilts and one was a very moving exhibition of migrate quilting listing the names of people who died crossing the Mexican border into the states through the Arizona border. The museum is small and one can...More

1  Thank jmj1128
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

I had a fantastic time viewing the new show for contemporary art quilts by Susan Hoffman and Molly Upton (as well as another gorgeous show by a local quilter, and a few rooms of additional contemporary and traditional quilts). The staff was friendly and knowledgeable,...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

WElcoming staff, there was fabric to buy and small momento items. The exibition of Japanese work , incredible.

Thank Claire d
Reviewed March 16, 2018

We loved the size of the museum - plenty of stellar quilts to view but not so big that it’s overwhelming. They also have a library and miscellaneous books at garage sale prices. Very friendly and helpful staff and a very nice gift shop.

Thank Rebecca1384
Reviewed March 4, 2018

This was so worth going to. I posted photos of the quilts and even men with zero interest in quilts keep viewing them time and again wondering how these could be quilts. The artistry is superhuman. You have likely never seen quilts like these. They...More

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Nora B, Executive Director at New England Quilt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the New England Quilt Museum with others. The mission of our museum is to inspire and educate. Based on your review, it sounds like we have succeeded. We hope you will return on a...More

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May 7, 2018|
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Response from NoraB1774 | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest. The majority of visitors to the New England Quilt Museum stay about 60-75 minutes. That allows time for the galleries and Museum Store. Experienced quiltmakers, who enjoy time in the Museum... More
Kimberly B
September 26, 2017|
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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
You can do the drive or take the train. When there you may also want to visit the Boott Cotton Mill Museum for a history of the fabric industry in Lowell.