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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

    August

    16augAll Day18Easy Machine Methods for Traditional Applique and EPPwith Kris Vierra

    30aug1:00 pm2:00 pmVolunteer MeetingInformation

    September

    01sep12:00 pm12:00 pmBOTM New Pattern ReleaseBlock of the Month Club

    04sep2:30 pm4:30 pmJunior QuiltersYouth Education

  • Current Exhibits

    15junAll Day04sepFly Me to the MoonExhibit

    27julAll Day18sepColor-play in Portraits by Lola JenkinsCorner Gallery

    10augAll Day09octColor Outside the LinesFeatured Exhibit

    10augAll Day30sepKaffe Fassett for FreeSpirit "I Am An Artisan" ChallengeSpecial Exhibit

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Current Exhibits
Fly Me to the Moon
Fly Me to the Moon

An art quilt journey of quilts honoring the Apollo Astronauts, Apollo missions, and all things lunar. Enjoy a trip to the moon and beyond.
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Adult Workshops
Adult Workshops
Adult Workshops

Two and three day on-site workshops with renowned quilting educators provide adults of varying skill levels the opportunity to learn new skills.
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Fall QuiltWeek
QuiltWeek
Visit us September 12-15, 2018

Special events, extended hours, and amazing exhibits make QuiltWeek a great time to visit.
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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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