This exhibition is Hollis Chatelain’s personal interpretation of everyday life in West Africa.
Two and three day on-site workshops with renowned quilting educators provide adults of varying skill levels the opportunity to learn new skills.
The National Quilt Museum's "Friend of the Museum" program is an opportunity to show your support of the quilting community.
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 Quilters Spot
We featured local Paducah area artists in January this year, and this piece was a sight to see! "Kadey's Dream" was created by Pam Heavrin. The idea for this quilt spurred from an idea Pam had for her granddaughter’s birthday. She wanted to create a unique gift for her granddaughter, who has a love for horses, Continue ReadingRead More
Color, creative forces and life’s vibrant energy is what artist Carol Vinick has shared with the National Quilt Museum! Carol Vinisk has two quilts on display for the HERstory exhibit https://wp.me/paFF2i-24x) In these pictures she poses with her quilts "Fanny Lou Hamer" and "Sojourner Truth." Inspired by color, the fiber itself and life's vibrant energy, Carol sits down and Continue ReadingRead More
HERstory celebrated amazing women! The exhibit showcased “A Celebration of Strong Women,” curated by Susanne Miller Jones. 84 artists from seven countries created tributes to women well known to us, as well as those who worked behind the scenes, through the art of quilting. Lovely quilts celebrate strong women who cracked glass ceilings and those who made Continue ReadingRead More