I questioned whether to valiate this anonymous, biased opinion with the time required to create a user id and respond. It is just generating publicity for a paper that allows unfounded opinions to be published and a writer that doesn't check his/her facts prior to putting them out for the world to see. I challenge the writer to find any non-profit museum of any size that has never accepted a tax deductible contribution from a patron, or received a federal grant. When you write off your charitable contributions, you are in effect providing federal dollars to the institution. I would guess that the quilt museum closer to your own state (in Paducah) has also received federal money in some form. I would also guess that quilting brings millions of dollars into that state with one of the largest quilt shows in the world. You may not appreciate the art of the quilt, or the art of other museums around the country. However, we are a country that is supposed to appreciate our differences. When you set out to restrict the parts of our art and heritage that will be preserved, you set out to re-write our history.