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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


    01oct12:00 pm12:00 pmBOTM New Pattern ReleaseBlock of the Month Club

    01oct2:30 pm4:30 pmJunior QuiltersYouth Education

    03octAll Day05Photo-Inspired Fusingwith Lenore Crawford

    10oct1:00 pm2:00 pmVolunteer MeetingInformation

  • Current Exhibits

    21junAll Day17sepTula Pink: Personally TulaCorner Gallery

    28junAll Day08octVictoria Findlay Wolfe's Playing with Purpose: a Quilt RetrospectiveTraveling Exhibit

    12julAll Day15octFreehand Patchwork by Danny AmazonasTraveling Exhibit

    20sepAll Day05novPat Kroth: Not Just Fabric and ThreadCorner Gallery

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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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  • The Importance of Preservation

    We say "acid-free" a LOT here at the museum, and we're very happy to share with you just how important that buzzword is for textiles. These bolts of fabric probably date to around the 1990's and are lovely shades of "Country Teal" and "Garden Green" - until they are unrolled. The photos show that where the fabric at the center…

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  • School Block Challenge

    The School Block Challenge is great program for our young children in the community. Each of them can apply to be a part of the program, in which they will receive 3 fabrics to use for their block. Children from grades K-12 are allowed to participate in the challenge. They are also allowed for an adult to help them, or…

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  • Street Fair 2019

    This past weekend on August 17th we had a great time at a local street fair! The street fair is a event that is hosted by Market House Theatre for kids to come out and have a good time before school starts. Our Education Department set up a stand for an activity to do with the kids. Each child got…

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