Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum Display
Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton showcases samples of the region’s “King Cotton” past with a special monthly rotating display of quilts from the Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum.
The pop-up exhibit, located in the hospital’s John H. Burson III, MD, Atrium facing Dixie Street, features quilts from regional artisans who carry on the tradition from the area’s past.
“We are very excited about our partnership with Tanner,” said Marilyn Hubbard, Georgia Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum board member and local volunteer. “We think it is fun to share our quilts with the community.”
These quilts and many others can be seen at the Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum, a new museum located at the site of the historic cotton warehouse in downtown Carrollton. The museum gives tours of galleries that showcase quilts from all over the Southeast. The museum also hosts programs that embrace the heritage and preservation of quilting and provides visitors with an education in the artisan, meaning and history of quilting.
The museum has a growing collection of quilts and also features a rotating exhibit of quilts from the local community. Different quilting guilds loan their quilts to the museum to be displayed on exhibition but the museum has some quilts that stay out of rotation and primarily at this museum.
For more information or a schedule of tour dates at the Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum, visit www.southeasternquiltmuseum.com or call 770.301.2187.
Tanner's quilt exhbit was recently in the news. Click this link to read the news story from the Times-Georgian.