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Quilt Museum Faces Funding Crisis

Quilt Museum Faces Funding Crisis

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

The latest news from the San José  Museum of Quilts and Textiles is dire.  Marie Strait, President of the Board of Directors, has sent out a letter saying that if the museum can’t raise $80,000 for operating costs by March 31st the museum will be forced to close.  Her letter can be found here.

She explains that although the museum has made every effort to reduce costs and increase revenue, all areas of revenue have experienced a decline with foundation and corporation support seeing the most significant decrease.

The San José Museum of Quilt and Textiles, the first museum in the U.S. to focus specifically on quilts and textiles, celebrated its 35th anniversary last year.  I’m not affiliated with the museum in any way, but I attended many interesting exhibitions there when we lived in the Bay Area.  It would be a shame to see this museum close.

The donation page is here, if you’d like to donate to the museum.

Don’t forget to tell your friends that this museum’s in danger – time’s running out.


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