The National Quilt Museum Releases 2013 Collection Book, Supports Libby Lehman Medical Fund


On September 13, 2013 The National Quilt Museum released the new edition of their collection book. The Collection of The National Quilt Museum is updated every 3-5 years. The new book includes quilts that have been added to the collection since the last publication and additional information on many quilts that were in previous editions. It presents over 300 quilts from The National Quilt Museum’s collection in a straightforward format that highlights the visual artistry and personal achievement of the quilters who created these extraordinary works of art.

The Museum’s collection is unique, focusing on quiltmaking from the 1980s to present. It features work of many diverse styles made by some of the most well-known quilters of the past 30 years. Many consider the book to be THE “coffee table book” for those who are passionate about today’s quilting community.

One dollar from each copy of Collection of The National Quilt Museum will be given to The Libby Lehman Medical Fund to help her and her family with their medical expenses. Libby is a longtime friend of the Museum and served on the Museum Board of Directors in 2012. Libby had a brain aneurism in May of this year and is currently receiving daily care at a medical facility in Houston, Texas. Cathy Arnold, one of Libby’s three sisters, said, “Libby and her family really appreciate the Museum’s support for Libby in this way. Also, we were all so thrilled that the Museum chose to use one of Libby’s quilts on the cover of this fabulous new book.” The cover of the new edition features the work ESCAPADE by Libby Lehman.

Books can be purchased HERE. Discounted rates are available for multiple copy orders.

The National Quilt Museum works to advance the art of today’s quilters by bringing it to new and expanding audiences worldwide. The Museum’s diverse audience includes active quilters, art enthusiasts, and thousands of people who are experiencing the work of today’s quilting for the first time. In an average year, the Museum’s in-facility and travelling exhibits are viewed by over 110,000 people.In addition, the Museum also features youth and adult workshops and other educational programs.The Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization primarily funded by the quilting community.

Frank Bennett

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