National Museum of the American Coverlet
322 S. Juliana St
Bedford, PA 15522


The National Museum of the American Coverlet
is the first independent, year-round institution
devoted to American woven coverlets.

Coverlet Museum

NMAC gives coverlets the recognition and respect they deserve, while bringing their history to life. 

The Museum opened in Bedford, Pennsylvania’s historic (1859) former Common School building in May of 2006. Since then, it has welcomed visitors from around the world.

NMAC offers changing exhibitions, generally showing 50 or more coverlets at a time, along with special events, classes, and a Shop.

We are generally open daily, seven days a week. You are cordially invited to visit and take an informal guided tour. If you are traveling a distance, we encourage you to call ahead and let us know you’re coming. Plan your visit!

Mon thru Sat: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Sunday:12 noon- 4 p.m
Regular -- $10  
Children under 12 years -– Free 
Group rates available

Admission fee includes tour.
Of course, admission to the Museum Shop is always free.
While you’re at it, think about supporting the Museum by becoming a Member.  Your annual membership fee includes free admission for a full year, a 10% discount on your Shop purchases and more.... (click here for more information). 

Coverlet Museum's Online Features

 “Like” us on Facebook!  Our page is up and running, with exhibition pictures, informal news and announcements, schedule updates, and more.  A link is at the left.


Our email newsletter E-Notes is designed to handle brief news announcements and event schedules that, in some cases, will be more time-sensitive than the articles in our full newsletter Yarns

E-Notes will tend to be more current, while Yarns will have different, more detailed articles.  

E-Notes will be sent directly to you, and you can opt in or out at any time (see the "Join our Email List" form at left); while Yarns will be posted on this website; link top right.

Past Issues Here

Current NMAC Newsletter
December 2016 Issue

Current Exhibition
Idyllic Woven Gardens
Coverlets from the
Kitty Bell and Ron Walter Collection
click for details

  Exhibition Catalogs available

Textile Program
2017 Classes Announced!
Tape Loom Weaving
Indigo Dyeing/Shibori
Natural Dyeing
click for details

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Annual Meeting
Colonial Coverlet Guild of America (CCGA)

At the Museum
open to the public with advance registration
click here for info

May 6-7, 2017
Maryland Sheep & Wool

Our eighth year at the
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
Howard County Fairgrounds
West Friendship, MD
click here for info

Saturday, June 17, 2017
See us at the
Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center Open House
York Haven, PA
open to the public – more information coming soon

Thu-Sat, July 20-22, 2017
We’ll be at the
Mid-Atlantic Fiber Arts Conference

Millersville University
Millersville, PA
open to the public – click here for info

Fri-Sun, Sept 22- 24, 2017
Coverlet College VII
At the Museum
click here for info