In 2000, the Thread My Needle Quilting group began meeting at the museum.
The quilters meet every Tuesday from 9am-1pm to utilize their quilting/sewing skills to create unique and meaningful quilt pieces. They also share valuable community history during their fellowship time which often includes visitors stopping by to observe/learn quilting skills.
The Thread My Needlegroup received the Idella Childs Distinguished Service Award for the preservation of a significant African American folk art tradition presented by the Black Heritage Council, which is an advisory group to the Alabama Historical Commission. The award is given annually to individuals and groups whose contributions demonstrate excellence in historic preservation.
April 2004 Southern Living Cover
Members were featured in the April 2004 edition of Southern Living Magazine and in September 2010 on the NBC weekly program Absolutely Alabama.