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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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    01mar12:00 pm12:00 pmBOTM New Pattern ReleaseBlock of the Month Club

    03mar2:30 pm4:30 pmJunior QuiltersYouth Education

    15marAll DayQuilt Camp Registration Opens

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    10janAll Day10marQuilts from the Social Justice Sewing Academy

    17janAll Day31marSchool Block Challenge

    31janAll Day03marStitched in All Sizes

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Current Exhibits

Quilts from the Social Justice Sewing Academy

The Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) is a youth education program that bridges artistic expression with activism to advocate for social justice. This exhibition features powerful imagery the students created in cloth to tell their stories

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Rita's Quilt


Rita's Quilt will be on exhibit at The National Quilt Museum from March 7th, 2020 to May 17th, 2020.

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Upcoming Event

QuiltWeek 2020

Exhibits and events at the museum during QuiltWeek 2020.

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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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  • Stitched in all Sizes

    "Stitched in all Sizes" features a selection of quilts from the museum's collection showcasing artistry on both ends of the scale, from the smallest miniature (3.75 inches) to our largest bed-sized quilt (110 inches), and highlighting the connections between them. As Registrar and Collections Manager of The National Quilt Museum, I have the honor of caring for the more than…

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  • New Exhibit: School Block Challenge

    The National Quilt Museum inspires the next generation of quilters through the School Block Challenge. Moda Fabrics provides three challenge fabrics which must be included in each block. Entries must also contain some type of machine or hand-stitching. This annual nationwide quilt block contest and exhibit is open to students in grades K-12. A Grand Prize winner is chosen from…

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  • Block of the Month: February 2020

    February’s block is inspired by a pair of Nancy Ann Sobel quilts, both titled A Midwinter Night’s Dream. After the completion of the larger quilt, Nancy challenged herself to miniaturize it, and guest designer Laura Hendrickson took it one step “smaller” to create this month’s pattern.  Laura also curated the Stitched in All Sizes exhibit, which includes quilts from the…

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