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people from all 50 US states and over 40 foreign countries.

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    13marAll Day14julThe Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts (EXTENDED) by Cassandra Beaver

    12junAll Day08sepOURstory: Human Rights Stories in Fabric

    10julAll Day06octNew Quilts from an Old Favorite: Wheel of Fortune

    17julAll Day15sepAfrican Jazz Seriesby Michael A. Cummings

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OURstory: Human Rights Stories in Fabric

This poignant and timely collection is about our human rights, the groups who've been denied them, the heroes who've fought for them, as well as the events that drew the attention of news media and the public. Forty-seven artists from six countries tell those stories and some personal ones as well.

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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 600 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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  • New Exhibit: OURstory: Human Rights Stories in Fabric

    Rights! Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Aren't we all entitled to that? In 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was drafted by a committee chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt. It delineated the rights to which all humans in all countries should be entitled. This poignant and timely collection is about our human rights,…

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  • National Quilt Museum Mentioned in Governor’s Daily Update

    The National Quilt Museum illuminated in green lights was on Governor Beshear's daily update on May 7th, 2020. The National Quilt Museum lit up green to support frontline workers and honor those that have passed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the Carson Center for helping us with the lights.

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  • Quilts of Valor – Honoring Our Heroes

    This is a mini-documentary filmed at the National Quilt Museum. This documentary features over 20 military heroes receiving Quilts of Valor at a ceremony on January 17th, 2020. The speaker is Veteran and Museum Docent, Robert Worden. Filmed and edited by Steven Phalen.

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