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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

    April

    02aprAll Day24Live Auction Pre-BiddingAUCTION

    21aprAll DayCLOSED: In observance of EasterHours of Operation

    22aprAll Day27Spring Paducah QuiltWeekAQS QuiltWeek

    26apr10:00 am12:00 pmAnn Hazelwood Book SigningSpring Quilt Week

    May

    01may12:00 pm12:00 pmBOTM New Pattern ReleaseBlock of the Month Club

    02may1:00 pm2:00 pmVolunteer MeetingInformation

    07may2:30 pm4:30 pmJunior QuiltersYouth Education

    30mayAll Day01junDye-Paint Your Imageswith Hollis Chatelain

  • Current Exhibits

    05aprAll Day23julLove StoriesTraveling Exhibit

    05aprAll Day25junNew Quilts from an Old Favorite: Oak Leaf and ReelMuseum Competition Exhibit

    12aprAll Day09julStories of West Africa by Hollis ChatelainTraveling Exhibit

    12aprAll Day09julAnd Growing...Collection Exhibit

    19aprAll Day18junLise Belanger: Behind the SeamsCorner Gallery

    22aprAll Day27AQS 35th Anniversary "Best of Show"Collection Exhibit

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Current Exhibits
Stories of West Africa
Stories of West Africa

This exhibition is Hollis Chatelain’s personal interpretation of everyday life in West Africa.

Auction
Auction
Live auction pre-bidding

Online bidding on 71 quilts, sewing machines, and baskets before the Live Auction on April 25.
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Spring QuiltWeek
QuiltWeek
Visit us April 24-27, 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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