Street Address
18 Shattuck Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Mailing Address
18 Shattuck Street
Lowell, MA 01852
phone: 978-452-4207
Year-round hours
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Additional Hours May through December
Sunday10 AM - 4 PM
$5/$4 students and seniors, members free
Museum Type(s)
Gift Shop
Connie Colom, Director
phone: 978-452-4207
Christina Inge, Marketing Coordinator
phone: 978-452-4207


The New England Quilt Museum is a showplace for both antique and contemporary quilts. Bringing together the best of both traditional folk art and contemporary fiber art, the museum is a celebration of the artform. Exhibitions range from a show by modernist artists to historic quilts from the 18th and 19th centuries. The museum is also a gathering place for quilters of all styles and levels. Classes on interesting techniques, lectures by leading quilting scholars, and a shop featuring the newest fabrics make the museum a destination for quilt enthusiasts. The museum also has a vibrant online community, featuring discussions and quilt patterns.

Artifacts Collections

Quilts from the 18th century through the 21st century. Pieced, appliqued, mixed media.

Research Collections

Library with extensive collection on quilt history.

Educational Programs

Several quilting and sewing classes and workshops a year, including applique, piecing, sashiko, handbags.


    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

    Appointment required: No


    Newsletter, e-newsletter.

    • Newsletter: bi-monthly
    • E-Newsletter: monthly


    Gift Shop