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A Global Destination The Museum is visited annually by
people from all 50 US states and over 40 foreign countries.

  • Current Exhibits

    Joy: Quilts by Libby Lehman

    July 14 – October 17
    One of the true quilting masters, the spatial illusions in Libby’s quilts have intrigued and delighted audiences around the world. Come see 16 of her amazing quilts in this once-in-a-lifetime must-see exhibit.

    H2OH!

    June 25 – September 19
    Water is the uniting theme in this show organized by Studio Art quilt Associates. Artists interpret one of our most vital, powerful, and enjoyed resources.

    Oh WOW! Miniature Quilts

    These quilts are made to scale; they are simply smaller in scale.

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Current Exhibits
H2OH!
H2OH! from SAQA

Water is the uniting theme in this show organized by Studio Art quilt Associates. Artists interpret one of our most vital, powerful, and enjoyed resources.
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Adult Workshops
City Skylines workshop with Shannon Brinkley
2017 Workshops

Interested in quilting? The Museum offers education programs for adults for students at all levels.
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Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse
August 21, 2017

Corona II: Solar Eclipse takes center stage as western Kentucky experiences the longest duration in the path of totality for the national solar eclipse!
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Advancing the Art...

The National Quilt Museum works to advance the art of today's quilters by bringing it to new and expanding audiences worldwide. We serve the quilting community by providing in-facility and traveling exhibits, youth and adult educational programs, and advocacy efforts.

The National Quilt Museum is a destination for quilters and art enthusiasts worldwide, annually the Museum receive visitors from all 50 US states and over 45 foreign countries from every continent. The Museum's in-facility and traveling exhibits are viewed by over 110,000 people per year. In addition, over 6,000 youth and adults participate in Museum youth and adult educational opportunities on an annual basis.

Located in a 27,000 square foot facility in historic downtown Paducah, Kentucky, the Museum's three galleries feature exhibits of the finest quilt and fiber art in the world. The Museum features three exhibit galleries. The Museum's vibrant and breathtaking exhibits are rotated 8-10 times per year. The primary gallery features quilts from the Museum's collection which includes over 500 works of art. The two other galleries feature unique and diverse traveling exhibits.

The Museum has also gained a reputation for its educational programs. Throughout the year, the Museum hosts educational programs on a diverse number of topics for quilters of all skill sets. Quilters come from all over the world to attend the Museum's educational programs taught by master quilters.

The Museum's youth education programs are attended by over 6,000 young people of all ages. Several of these programs have received national media attention.

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