A Quilt Museum in a Heritage Mansion

What a perfect pairing – a quilt museum in a beautifully restored Victorian home.  The La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum has been located in the Gaches Mansion in La Conner, Washington, since 1997.  La Conner is a small, picturesque town in northern Washington, with its main street bordering a natural canal and the broad farmlands of the Skagit Valley at its back.

Vintage quilts from the Museum’s Permanent Collection are displayed in high-ceilinged rooms among period furnishings.  Travelling exhibits of contemporary quilts and fabric art are also shown at the Museum.

The Museum is home to various quilting and fabric arts groups who meet and conduct workshops there.  There is a lovely turret on the top floor and a small, but interesting, gift shop.

I enjoyed some other attractions in the area.  Across the street from the Museum is the La Conner Civic Garden Club building.  What garden club wouldn’t want a building like this to gather in!

There were brilliant displays of tulips and daffodils on nearby bulb farms, all part of the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.