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

  • Calendar of Events


    28novAll DayCLOSED: In observance of ThanksgivingHours of Operation


    01dec12:00 pm12:00 pmBOTM New Pattern ReleaseBlock of the Month Club

    03dec2:30 pm4:30 pmJunior QuiltersYouth Education

    05dec1:00 pm2:00 pmVolunteer Appreciation ReceptionAnnual Reception

    24decAll DayCLOSED: In observance of Christmas EveHours of Operation

    25decAll DayCLOSED: In observance of Christmas DayHours of Operation

  • Current Exhibits

    11octAll Day14janQuilts of ValorTraveling Exhibit

    18octAll Day28janContemporaneo - ContemporaryTraveling Exhibit

    08novAll Day07janJane Dunnewold: Inspired by the MastersCorner Gallery

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Quilts of Valor

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.

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The National Quilt Museum is located about 5 miles from both exits 4 and 11 off of I-24 in Paducah, Kentucky.

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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.

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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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  • Rita’s Quilt

    Rita's Quilt is a project to finish a deceased women's quilt project. Shannon Downey went to an estate sale of a 99-year old woman Rita Smith. Rita had started an enormous quilt project, but unfortunately passed away before it was finished. Shannon saw a bin filled with the unfinished pieces and became "emotional and overwhelmed." She bought the fabric for…

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  • #Museum30 November 2019

    #Museum30 is an annual photography-based social media challenge designed to allow museum professionals to share interesting  aspects of their work. The first #museum30 began on in 2017, and was created by Gracie Price (@magnifyingzoology). This year it kicks off on November 1st, and each of the 30 days has a different prompt, like “Shadows” or “Unique Object.”  We’re joining in…

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  • Block of the Month: November 2019

    Inspiration this month comes from the Quilts of Valor exhibit, and our guest designer is Morgan of Modernly Morgan. Her 'Americana Star' block puts a fun, fresh twist on a classic shape. Morgan is an Air Force wife and says, "I've taught at two elementary schools on two bases, known lots of families affected by everything that goes along with military…

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