New England Quilt Museum

Photo by John Phelan

Photo by John Phelan

The New England Quilt Museum, founded in 1987, is located in downtown Lowell and is the only institute in the Northeast solely dedicated to the art and craft of quilting. It is the second-oldest quilt museum in the United States. The 18,000-square-foot space holds exhibition galleries, a library and resource center, classrooms and a museum store. The museum, a showplace for antique and contemporary quilts, presents four to five exhibitions each year. Selections from the permanent collection of over 250 quilts are always on exhibit in period-room vignettes.

Address: 18 Shattuck St

Phone: (978) 452-4207

Web: www.nequiltmuseum.org