#AdventuresAwait attraction of the week:
New England Quilt Museum
18 Shattuck Street, Lowell, MA 01852
LOCATION: Located in Lowell’s historic downtown. From Interstate 495 (Exit 35C) or Route 3 (Exit 30A southbound / Exit 30B northbound), take the Lowell Connector to Thorndike St (Exit 5B). Proceed on Thorndike St, which becomes Dutton St, through six traffic lights. At seventh traffic light, turn right onto Merrimack St, then right onto Shattuck St.
DESCRIPTION: Visitors to the New England Quilt Museum experience world-class exhibitions that explore the artistry, history, and significance of quiltmaking, past and present. Housed in an 1845 landmark building, the Museum is conveniently located in the heart of Lowell’s inviting historic district and vibrant creative community. The entire Museum is wheelchair accessible.
Changing gallery exhibitions feature the innovative works of prominent quilt artists from across the country and around the world, as well as historical themes highlighting the most important and beautifully preserved antique quilts in America.
A selection of the Museum's renowned permanent collection of nearly 500 quilts is always on view and changes periodically.
MEETING / EDUCATIONAL ROOMS: The New England Quilt Museum (NEQM) invites teachers, lecturers and groups to contract the use of the Classroom Gallery for classes and activities related to the institution’s mission. Use of the Classroom Gallery is dependent upon the nature of the scheduled exhibitions.
The Classroom Gallery (at maximum) can accommodate approximately
- 90 people in rows of chairs for lectures -OR-
- 130 people for a standing room only reception -OR-
- 12 tables (4’ X 8’ ) with one of the following seating arrangements:
- 2 people per table for classes requiring sewing machines
- 4 to 6 people per table for classes based on hand work
- 6 to 8 people per table for “teas” or meetings with light refreshments
Serving food in the Classroom Gallery is dependent upon the scheduled exhibition. Though limited, there are other areas in the Museum where food may be served. There are also many restaurants within walking distance for lunch on one’s own or as a group.