Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum celebrates 25 years


August 24, 2022

Among its many gems, La Conner is home to a rare find, celebrating its silver anniversary this summer.

It is the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, one of perhaps just a couple dozen of its kind in the entire country, and a major draw to town and its home base at historic Gaches Mansion on Second Street.

Ahead of its time when launched in 1997 as the La Conner Quilt Museum by initial director Rita Hupy, the gallery and gift shop is now perfectly aligned with the growing popularity of quilting and fiber artistry.

“There’s something about quilters that leads them to seek out museums,”...

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