Museum Areas

The West Room

The West Room

The West Room contains spinning wheels and several looms with works in progress. There are displays of hand-woven textiles, tatting, beading and knitting. Lessons can be arranged by appointment and are usually held on Fridays. More

The East Room

The East Room

Antique quilts from the Latimer Collection, along with contemporary and art quilts, are displayed in this room. A bank of glass-covered drawers containing mini exhibits of antique sewing notions, cigar silks, buttons and pins line one wall. The East Room also serves as Latimer’s meeting space, where textile related groups and guilds can come together. Any group with a membership in the Latimer Center can use this space free of charge. More

Repository & Collections

Repository & Collections

Repository - Built in 1996, the repository comes with conservatorial lighting, hermetic temperature control and museum space-saving storage fittings. Everything about its design is calculated to minimize the degradation of textiles. Collections are stored in acid free boxes. The repository has its own computer system and the Past Perfect data base program is used to catalogue Latimer collections. It is not open to the public but can be viewed by appointment.

Collections - The Latimer Center’s collection includes quilts from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, quilt blocks, quilt templates and fabric samples. There are also clothing, hand- woven coverlets, looms, spinning wheels and other quilting and weaving textile tools and implements. More