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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


    01nov12:00 pm12:00 pmBOTM New Pattern ReleaseBlock of the Month Club

    05nov2:30 pm4:30 pmJunior QuiltersYouth Education

    07nov1:00 pm2:00 pmVolunteer MeetingInformation

    28novAll DayCLOSED: In observance of ThanksgivingHours of Operation

  • Current Exhibits

    12julAll Day15octFreehand Patchwork by Danny AmazonasTraveling Exhibit

    20sepAll Day05novPat Kroth: Not Just Fabric and ThreadCorner Gallery

    11octAll Day14janQuilts of ValorTraveling Exhibit

    18octAll Day28janContemporaneo - ContemporaryTraveling Exhibit

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Current Exhibits
Danny Amazonas
Freehand Patchwork

Danny Amazonas' eye-catching artwork incorporates thousands of pieces of fabric.

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
Visit us September 11-14, 2019

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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The Quilter's Spot

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  • Pat Kroth

    This brand new video highlights Pat Kroth, our current corner gallery artist. Her unique style and use of found objects creates dimension both in the artwork and the stories behind them. Pat Kroth tells the stories behind her quilts, as well as some of her other pieces she has completed.  Her Exhibit will be here at the museum until November…

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  • Artist Highlight – Lenore Crawford

    In this video we talk to Lenore Crawford, Artist of the Beautiful Quilt "Port of Cassis". She talks about her process, inspiration, and gives advice to new quilters interested in this beautiful artform. 

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  • Block of the Month: October 2019

    Happy October! This month our inspiration is taken from the CONTEMPORÂNEO – CONTEMPORARY exhibit which runs October 18, 2019 – January 28, 2020. Featuring quilts by Brazilian artists and members of the Contemporary QuiltArt Association (CQA), the exhibit gives viewers a chance to see these unique quilts side by side. Our guest designer is Silvia Sutters and she takes us for…

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