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New England Quilt Museum

18 Shattuck St, Lowell, MA 01852-1820
+1 978-452-4207
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This museum is small but they had 2 exhibits when I was there and one was really good, the other... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rebecca P
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Excellent!

What an interesting place and such wonderful, colourful work on show. The main exhibit The Quilted... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2018
Sue S
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Herstmonceux, United Kingdom
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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 downtown Lowell's historic district, it's within walking distance of numerous other attractions, including the American Textile History Museum and the Boott Cotton Mills, as well as restaurants and the theater.
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18 Shattuck St, Lowell, MA 01852-1820
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

Thank MontereyFoodie
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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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Reviewed January 16, 2018

While my Mother was visiting from FL we took a day trip to Lowell to the New England quilt museum. My Mom is a fantastic quilter and she has been trying to teach me. I love to see the beautiful art and work that goes...More

Thank Kathy L
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Nora B, Executive Director at New England Quilt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2018

We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to the New England Quilt Museum. Our exhibitions change every three to four months, so we look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you for visiting.

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

An amazing little find tucked away in Lowell. Downstairs is a large gift/quilt shop and upstairs is the museum. It consists of their permanent displays, the current temporary exhibition, and their library. Their permanent displays contain some contemporary and historic quilts of amazing quality. The...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

We had missed this museum 25 years ago on our first visit to Lowell, so I convinced my husband to return to Lowell to see the updates at the National Park and also to catch the Quilt Museum. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff-- answered questions...More

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HappydogQuilting
May 7, 2018|
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Response from Nora B | 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
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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.
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