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

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    06oct2:30 pm4:30 pmJunior QuiltersYouth Education

  • Current Exhibits

    12junAll Day08decOURstory: Human Rights Stories in Fabric

    10julAll Day06octNew Quilts from an Old Favorite: Wheel of Fortune

    17julAll Day15sepAfrican Jazz Seriesby Michael A. Cummings

    01sep10:00 am17oct(oct 17)5:00 pmWomen’s Right to Vote: Evolution & Revolution

    11sepAll Day08decPark Bench Stories by Leni Levenson Wiener

    18sepAll Day03novBourbon Diamonds by MJ Kinman

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Current Exhibits

Women’s Right to Vote: Revolution & Evolution

This exhibition of 36 small quilts from 16 states across the country celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution—the women’s suffrage amendment.

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The National Quilt Museum has now reopened to the public. Click the link below to learn more about current exhibits and hours of operation. 

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The National Quilt Museum supports the sustainability and growth of today’s quilting community by bringing the work of today’s quilters to new audiences worldwide. The museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization primarily funded through the generosity of people and companies passionate about quilting.

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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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  • New Exhibit – Bourbon Diamonds

    This exhibit will be at the museum from September 17th - November 3rd, 2020. Our brand new corner gallery exhibition is here! Bourbon Diamonds is a gorgeous art quilt exhibit filled with dynamic close up images of diamonds. the unique irony of the exhibit is a depiction of one of the hardest surfaces known to man using one of the…

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  • New Exhibit – Park Bench Stories

    This exhibit will be here from September 11th - December 8th, 2020 The Park Bench Series is a brand new exhibit here at the museum! Artist Leni Levenson Wiener, creator of the exhibit, talks all about the exhibit in her statement below. She also highlights how one can have the best experience when seeing this beautiful exhibit.  Artist Statement: I…

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  • NQM Auction is Now Live!

    Our first ever online auction is open now! Every dollar you give will go directly to the museum, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. We are primarily funded by people like you who are passionate about quilting. Your support makes our work possible!  Bid on over 65 items including:  A Quilt and Hand Drawing by Tula Pink Sewing Machines Art Quilts Fabric…

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