The Quilts of Valor organization honors the dedication and sacrifice of our military. This exhibit displays quilts honoring the men and women who served our country before they are presented to veterans.More info
The National Quilt Museum is located about 5 miles from both exits 4 and 11 off of I-24 in Paducah, Kentucky.More Info
The National Quilt Museum supports the sustainability and growth of today’s quilting community by bringing the work of today’s quilters to new audiences worldwide.More Info
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.Read More
The Quilter's Spot
Artist Statement: The initial inspiration for this work was paintings by Henri Matisse, which I saw as part of a traveling exhibition. The vibrant colors and wild layers of pattern grabbed me and wouldn't let go. In the space of an afternoon, my quiet palette flew out the window and color vibrated in my head. While pondering how to use…Read More
Quilting is an art form for people around the world, of all backgrounds and interests, and includes a wide variety of styles and techniques. This month our inspiration comes from quilts in our collection made by male artists such as: Scott Murkin, Jonathan Shannon, Michael James and more. Every quilter finds their own voice through fabric and we’re honored to…Read More
We are starting our winter hours this week. We will be closed on Thanksgiving day, but will be open our regular hours Friday and Saturday. We will not be open on Sundays until March 1st. We're open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm. For information about visiting the museum, please visit our website.Read More