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

  • Current Exhibits

    Light Show

    September 22 – December 12
    The artists from Washington’s Contemporary QuiltArt Association create a unique sensory experience that takes the viewer through an electrifying adventure of light.

    Quilts of the Lakota

    October 20 – January 16
    Members of the Lakota Sioux have transposed their heritage of painted buffalo robes to star quilts that maintain their cultural and tribal identity.

    Tall Girl

    October 20 – January 16
    In this exhibit, Carol Larson tells the story of what it was like to have her growth intentionally stunted when she was an adolescent because it was thought at the time that tall girls could have fewer opportunities in life.

    Oh WOW! Miniature Quilts

    These quilts are made to scale; they are simply smaller in scale.

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Current Exhibits
LightShow
Light Show from CQA

The artists from Washington’s Contemporary QuiltArt Association create a unique sensory experience that takes the viewer through an electrifying adventure of light.
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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 500 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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