Announcing Project Potholder

Announcing Project Potholder

January 7, 2021

Friends of the International Quilt Museum is pleased to announce the launch of a new fundraising effort to benefit the museum: Project Potholder.

A follow-up to their 2019-2020 fundraiser Project Pincushion, Friends are inviting quilters and sewers nationwide to make potholders that will be sold in the museum's Gift Shop. Procedes from the sales will support future exhibitions, programs and projects.

Here are the guidelines for making and donating potholders:

  • Make two potholders to be sold as pairs (they do not need to be identical)
  • 6” to 10” in size, any shape
  • Fabric should be 100% quilt quality cotton
  • Batting should be 2 layers of cotton or wool or 1 layer of cotton batting plus 1 layer of insulation such as Insul-Bright©
  • Include a hanging loop or ring

Do you have a favorite hot dish recipe? Put it on a 3” x 5” card and include two copies with the potholders. One copy will be set aside for a possible future cookbook.

Send your potholder donations to: 
Project Potholder
c/o Friends of the International Quilt Museum
1523 N. 33rd Street
Lincoln, NE 68583-0838

Friends of the IQM appreciates your help supporting the museum.