The National Quilt Museum honors today’s quilters and inspires future quilters with exceptional exhibitions, education, and programming. Our vision is to be America’s premier quilt museum, celebrating innovative and extraordinary quilts from the United States and around the world.

Our home, Paducah, KY, is one of only a handful of UNESCO Creative Cities in the United States and offers an array of rich cultural experiences to enjoy during your visit.


November 13, 2023 – March 5, 2024

Divergent Paths – Altered Realism & Abstraction

Internationally known and award-winning quilt maker, designers, and fiber artist, Jean Brueggenjohann ’s work is a mix of highly embellished, otherworldly, enchanted, wonderland fantasy that is created upon traditional quilt patterns that are firmly rooted in strong concept and design principles.

November 13, 2023 – March 5, 2024

Black Renaissance: Lola Jenkins & Precious Caroll

Lola Jenkins & Precious Caroll, Mother & Daughter Quilt Artists

January 12, 2024 – March 12, 2024

The Flip Side

Have you always wanted to “flip” the quilt to see what’s on the back? Well, this exhibition is for you!

Roaring Twenties
New Quilts from an Old Favorite

2024 Competition & Exhibition

This biennial contest and traveling exhibition organized by The National Quilt Museum challenges quiltmakers to create innovative original quilts combining traditional patterns with varied cultural themes.


Roaring Twenties
Visit the NQM Shop

Stop in to the Museum Shop on your next visit to NQM and browse our fun and colorful selection of gifts, including quilting and quilt-themed inventory, artworks and crafts by regional makers, books and more!