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    April

    01apr12:00 pm12:00 pmBOTM New Pattern ReleaseBlock of the Month Club

    07apr2:30 pm4:30 pmJunior QuiltersYouth Education

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    17janAll Day31marSchool Block Challenge

    06marAll Day07julSAQA: Musica!

    13marAll Day12mayThe Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts by Cassandra Beaver

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Current Exhibits

Musica! Celebration of Music - with a Visual Twist

Pablo Picasso said, "To draw, you must close your eyes and sing." This exhibition explores all the wonderful ways in which music can serve as inspiration for the creative process.

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Rita's Quilt

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Rita's Quilt will be on exhibit at The National Quilt Museum from March 7th, 2020 to May 17th, 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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  • “What’s in a Name?” Exhibit Featured in Google Arts and Culture

    One of our current exhibits, "What's In a Name?" has been recreated as a Google Arts & Culture exhibit, so now you can explore the pieces and their theme from anywhere! The quilts included are from the museum's collection, and the exhibit was curated both in the museum and online by current Intern Nancy Collins Eisenmenger. Of the theme, Nancy…

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  • Rita’s Quilt Event (Video)

    We have a brand new video on your Youtube Channel! On March 7th, 2020 we hosted the Rita's Quilt event here at the museum. We had a great turnout, and many of the artists that helped complete the project were able to attend as well. You can see the video below. The museum is currently closed, but Rita's Quilt will…

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  • National Quilting Day CANCELED

    Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, we are canceling National Quilting Day March 21st. We expect to bring back this event on March 21st, 2021. To stay up-to-date on our operating hours, please check our website or our Facebook Page.

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