The National Quilt Museum honors today’s quilters and inspires future quilters with exceptional exhibitions, education, and programming. Our vision is to be America’s premier quilt museum, celebrating innovative and extraordinary quilts from the United States and around the world.

Our home, Paducah, KY, is one of only a handful of UNESCO Creative Cities in the United States and offers an array of rich cultural experiences to enjoy during your visit.


March 8 – July 16, 2024

Life Stories by Barbara McCraw

Retired teacher and pathologist Barbara McCraw is a Master Quilter whose pieces have been exhibited across North America and Europe.

March 15 – August 6, 2024

Karen K Stone: Purpose + Passion

A quilter since 1986, Karen’s inspiration manifests equally of innovation and tradition. Her quilts have won numerous awards, including first prizes in international competitions, and her designs appear frequently in exhibition.

March 27 – July 30, 2024

The Stars are Aligned by Karen Nyberg

Since retiring from NASA in 2020, Karen Nyberg has been working in her home studio to create art that celebrates her time as an astronaut, life in space, her family, and her interest in Earth conservation.

Roaring Twenties
New Quilts from an Old Favorite

2024 Competition & Exhibition

This biennial contest and traveling exhibition organized by The National Quilt Museum challenges quiltmakers to create innovative original quilts combining traditional patterns with varied cultural themes.


Roaring Twenties
Visit the NQM Shop

Stop in to the Museum Shop on your next visit to NQM and browse our fun and colorful selection of gifts, including quilting and quilt-themed inventory, artworks and crafts by regional makers, books and more!

The National Quilt Museum is a 501c3 non-profit partially funded by:

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