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La Conner’s museums still here but only visits are online

Local fiber artists used to work on their projects over coffee every Friday at the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum.

Now they check in from as far away as Hawaii and New Mexico.

When the Museum closed on March 18, the group shifted to Zoom. “We still talk and show off what we’re making,” said Executive Director Amy Green. “It’s like a modern-day quilting bee.”

Virtual Fiber Friday is just one example of how La Conner museums have engaged patrons in spite of being shuttered.

Podcasts, virtual art classes, YouTube videos and social media are keeping the Museum of Northwest Art “as c...


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