White Bluffs Quilt Museum
to preserve and teach...
294 Torbett Street
Richland, WA 99354
(509) 943-2552
Exhibit
Programs
Classes
-  Beginning Machine Embroidery
-  Scrappy Tote Bag
Friendship Groups
Preserving Your Textiles
Quilt Index Project
WBC Damnit Dolls
Local Textile Guilds
Meet Our Sponsors
Great Links
Photo Gallery


About Us

The White Bluffs Quilt Museum is a tribute to the North West Pioneers, who brought their quilts west with them to establish this territory. When the going got tough, many things were tossed from their wagons to lighten the load. Quilts however, were prized for their versatility and usefulness. They were used as tents for shelter, padding on the bumpy ride, warmth during the cold nights and lastly, they were used to wrap the bodies of those buried along the trail.

In January of 2007, a small group came together to establish the infrastructure for an umbrella organization that would represent all quilt and fiber arts groups in Eastern Washington.

The group soon had a Charter, By Laws, Policies and Procedures, a Business and a Strategic Plan and an application for Federal non-profit status, which was approved on March 28, 2007.

The White Bluffs Quilt Museum is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit Organization. Contributions to White Bluffs are deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. White Bluffs is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code. White Bluffs is further classified as a public charity.

Grants are being pursued to assist in building and/or
acquiring a facility that will serve as a
Regional Textile Arts Center
for all of Eastern Washington.
If you would like to help in this process, 
please, 
contact us
 
Our Community
Communities that are pursuing tourism dollars are recognizing that activities such as Textile Centers provide a large tourism draw. Major exhibits bring visitors. Programs coordinated with Tri-City events, sports, agriculture and wine industry activities increase attendance and tourism. White Bluffs has several special programs available for tour groups or visiting organizations. Call
 us for details. 

In April every year, the American Quilter's Society draws 35,000 quilters to Paducah, KY for one of the biggest quilt shows in the country. Quilting has been used as an economic engine to revive thisonce-declining town. The story of Paducah also helps demonstrate why quilting is now a $3.3 billion industry, with an estimated 27 million enthusiasts.

In 2004, 53 million American women knew how to knit and crochet, an increase of over 20 million from only a decade earlier. Studies conducted by the Craft Yarn Council of America have documented the increased interest in all textile arts - weaving, spinning, and basket making have also experienced this amazing rebirth. 

Quilters, sewers and weavers travel long distances to participate in planned classes. Cruises and quilting tours are advertised in all major magazines. Washington State University sponsors a SewExpo in Puyallup, WA, in the Spring, which annually draws 58,000 participants from around the world.

A Regional Textile Arts Center is a good thing for our Community and the Quilters, Weavers, Spinners and Basketry Artists that make up our community. Attend our monthly meetings and check us out.



White Bluffs Quilt Museum
294 Torbett Street
Richland, WA 99354
(509) 943-2552

Our Mission
The mission of the
White Bluffs Center 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 quilting,
weaving, spinning,
basketry and textile
arts.
White Bluffs Board of Directors
2016-2018
Ginny Coffman
President
Barbara Minton
Vice President
Jean Zoet
Treasurer
Vacant Secretary
Elaine Brouillard Director
Jo Mathias Director
Tri City Quilters Guild
Representative
Virginia Treadway Director
Vacant
Sew Q Guild Representative
Vacant Desert Fiber Artists
Linda Ruskauff Director
Margie Warden Director





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