With all due respect to the opinions of this person, I think you are uninformed about the value of the quilt museum and it's contributions to the local economy. What about the hundreds of quilters who show up for the events the museum holds? They spend money in the area, stay in hotels, eat out at restaurants, shop in antique stores, buy gas and rent cars in the area, and support the museum specifically. What's wrong with supporting museums in general? Art museums, textile museums, and museums of all types & kinds have been the storehouses of our world-wide and uniquely American history for many generations. I wonder whether you've ever been to the quilt museum? If not, I'd recommend you go. Limited taxpayer money here surely beats building bridges and roads to nowhere using taxpayer dollars! Go back and research those articles in the newspapers about rampant spending on pork barrel projects. In 2005, $223 million was earmarked by Senate Committee on Appropriations chair Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) to build a bridge to connect an Alaskan town of 8,900 to an island with a population of 50, saving a short ferry ride. It was nicknamed "the Bridge to Nowhere," and was ultimately removed from the spending bill. The museum at least creates tourism dollars, offers a source for historical preservation, and provides jobs for all those who work at the museum.