Visitors can weave their way through the displays of quilts -- sometimes with a member of the West Georgia Quilters Guild describing the details of the material and images, or the technique used to create the final product.
This is truly “Art on cloth,” as Carroll County historian Doug Mabry, said. He played an instrumental role in bringing a quilt museum to Carrollton. Fourteen years in the making,
the museum opening marked the leap from a conceptual idea to a physical presence in an old cotton warehouse. The opening of the museum is a big step forward for Carrollton
to play a major role in the preservation of Georgia’s textile industry.
In addition to its historic significance, people can come not only for quilt exhibits, but for classes and workshops.
Check out the museum's website as this museum is expected to grown and include extensive interpretive exhibits, classrooms and a gift shop in the future.
The opening of the museum coincided with the official opening of the West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail, a
multi-county effort to increase awareness of the significant role textiles played in the economy and culture of West Georgia. The brick building housing the museum is the site of a former textile mill.