The White Bluffs Quilt Museum is a Regional Textile Arts Center, serving the Tri-Cities and the Mid-Columbia Basin. The Center serves as both a museum and a support organization for the quilting, weaving, spinning, sewing, surface design and basketry groups in Eastern Washington State. These groups have been part of our community for over 40 years and until now - had no place to call home. We currently represent over 1,000 fiber artists in Eastern Washington and we are growing.
Thanks to the generosity of the Benton County Commissioners, the Center received funding to lease a store front in West Richland in 2007. In May 2012, we moved to a larger location in downtown Richland. This location provides space for classes, meetings and a small area dedicated to our museum, gallery and textile market.
Our Summer Children's Program, meetings, study groups and all other classes are held at this facility. The facility is also available tor local guild meetings.
The goal of White Bluffs is to lease or build 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 the community by providing a welcoming place where people can share their knowledge and heritage through their love of all textile arts.