Ten ways to support SJMQT.
Now, more than ever, we need our community, individuals like yourself, to do your part in protecting the arts.
Spending even one hour per month on one of the ten suggestions below, can do so much for the local art scene and for the communities and people who learn from and love the Museum.
1. Come to the Museum, explore the galleries, and its events. Bring your friends. Encourage people to step through our doors. Word-of-mouth is powerful. Book a private tour at the Museum for your friends, school, book club, or place of worship.
2. Please consider becoming a member. You'll get free access to many events and many other benefits.
Email elizabeth at sjquiltmuseum.org to learn about Membership.
3. Visit Artist in Residences' Open Studios. Get to know and support our community's local artists.
4. Tell your friends about SJMQT online and share our posts on your social media channels. Use hashtags and tag us in your posts.
For example, #SJMQT #SJMQT40, #museumsadvocacy, #museumsadvocacy2017, #speakupformuseums
5. Support our fundraisers. We are a nonprofit organization. Our fundraisers are not only fun, but an important way to ensure that our doors stay open.
Click her to read about our FiberShot Fundaiser and art submission.
Find out here about our 40th Anniversary "Made in 1977: Celebrating 40 Years of Textiles" Community Open House. (We are in need of in-kind items and of artists' participation for this important celebration). If you are interested, email Anna in Marketing at Anna atsjquiltmuseum.org.
6. Volunteer. There is so much to learn and so many ways to help, and you can align your volunteering to your interests. Interested in learning about installations? Looking to work with children? Trying to understand Museum store/retail management? Interested in interning? Let us know. Email louise at sjquiltmuseum.org.
7. Become a donor. You would be surprised what even the smallest of monetary increments can do for SJMQT.
-Eighteen $40.00 donations will pay for one show's vinyl lettering for our exhibitions.
-$20.00 buys hanging hardware for mounting an artist's pieces.
-$20.00 will pay for fabric glue, craft paper, and pencils for children to be able to use while they learn valuable art skills.
-Four $50.00 donations would pay for a sewing machine that our Artist in Residences could use for their work in SJMQT.
-$50.00 would help us pay for the installations materials needed to hang the Artist in Residence's art. Items include support labels, museum putty, and hanging hardware.
-$500.00 supports an Artist in Residence for one month. The Residency runs for three months.
8. Become a sponsor. Email Amanda, our Deputy Director, at Amanda @sjquiltmuseum.org to find out about the details and benefits of sponsorship.
9. If your place of work supports the arts and nonprofit organizations, let them know about us. Hold your work events at SJMQT. We have a beautiful space.
10. Shop in our Gift Shop. 50% of the artist-made items' proceeds go to the local artist, and the other 50% goes to SJMQT.