The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts (WMQFA), located just east of historic downtown Cedarburg, Wisconsin, is dedicated to educating the public about the artistic, cultural, historical, and social importance of quilts and fiber arts. WMQFA offers quarterly themed fiber art exhibitions as well as both youth and adult educational programming throughout the year.
Woolly & Warm is a small exhibition featuring quilts from the WMQFA collection and was produced specifically for the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival. Each of the featured quilts is made of wool and demonstrates various traditional patterns.
The museum’s roots extend back to 1988, when a group of quilt enthusiasts in southeastern Wisconsin founded the Wisconsin Quilt History Project, Inc., whose mission was to preserve the history and cultural significance of quilts through documentation and research. These records provided the material for the award-winning book, “Wisconsin Quilts: History in the Stitches.” In 2001, the group purchased the Hoffmann-Boeker farmstead as the future home of a museum dedicated to creating, preserving, and teaching fiber arts. The 2.2-acre farm includes original stone and timber structures; the dairy barn with silo, farmhouse, ice house, and summer kitchen/smokehouse/blacksmithery. WMQFA refurbished the barn for use as a gallery and education center, opening in August 2011. The site had received Landmarks Designation from the City of Cedarburg in 2004.
For information about the benefits of membership, current and upcoming exhibitions, and educational programming, call 262-546-0300, like us on Facebook @wmquiltfiberart, or visit our website: wiquiltmuseum.com.
Wednesday – Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
N50 W5050 Portland Road, Cedarburg, Wisconsin 53012.