The White Bluffs Quilt Museum is a Regional Textile Arts Center, serving the Tri-Cities and the Mid-Columbia Basin. The Center serves both as a museum and a support organization for the quilting, spinning and basketry guilds of Eastern Washington. These groups have been a part of our community for over 40 years and represent over 1,000 fiber artists throughout our region.
Thanks to the generosity of the Benton County Commissioners, the Center received funding to lease a store front in 2007. In May, 2012, we moved to a larger location in downtown Richland. This location provides space for classes, meetings, and an area dedicated to our museum, gallery and member textile marketplace.
Our Children's Summer Program and all other classes are held at this facility.
The White Bluffs goal is to acquire a facility that will serve as a Textile Arts Center for this region. Our mission is to promote and celebrate the art and craft of quilting and textile arts through educational opportunities for children and adults; to preserve the history of textile arts as uniquely American art forms; and to enhance our community by providing a welcoming place where people can share their knowledge and heritage.
Community economic development as a result of well advertised textile exhibits and events is an important part of our mission. Increased traffic and new visitors provides a measurable impact on the merchants in this area. Our workshops bring in visitors from a 200 mile radius.
Special programs are available for tour groups and visiting organizations.
The White Bluffs Quilt Museum is a member of the
Washington Museum Organization and the Tri-Cities Visitors and Convention Bureau
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