Saturday, March 16, 2013

Quilt Museum Needs Your Help

This morning I received an email from Marie Strait, chairman of the board of the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.  Because of a substantial drop in funding from large corporations and foundations; they find themselves in need of money to meet their expenses. If they cannot meet their goal, they might have to close their doors!

This was the first quilt museum in America.  As quilters, if we can't support them who can? This is a link to the museum's website.  On it you can read the urgent message from Marie Strait, about how much money they need and what it is for.  You can donate using a credit card at this page.

Not long ago, the museum in Paducah needed money to purchase the building where it has been housed for many years.  Quilter's and other sponsors came together, and the building was purchased, saving the museum for future generations.

Please tell your friends about this, your quilt guild, local quilt shop, if we all pitch in, we can help save this quilt museum to preserve our heritage.  This is the contact information for the museum.
520 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Tel: 408.971.0323, Fax: 408.971.7226

Help if you are able.

Ann Fahl

1 comment:

annieQ said...

The museum exceeded its fund raising goals by April 1. They even gained a larger membership. Thanks to all that helped them out.