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 storiesMore info
Rita's Quilt will be on exhibit at The National Quilt Museum from March 7th, 2020 to May 17th, 2020.More Info
Exhibits and events at the museum during QuiltWeek 2020.More Info
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.Read More
The Quilter's Spot
"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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More