The Quilters Spot

The National Quilt Museum promotes the sustainability and expansion of quilting through in-facility and traveling exhibitions, youth and adult education programs, and quilt preservation efforts.

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Quilt Camp 2019!

At the end of June we held our annual Quilt Camp for youth ages 7-17. This year 61 campers from Kentucky, Illinois & Tennessee participated in the Beginner, Intermediate &  Advanced sessions. Campers spent four half-days learning a variety of quilting skills and techniques. Younger quilters focused on machine piecing, ironing, and hand tying a…
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‘Kadey’s Dream’ Showcased at National Quilt Museum!

      We featured local Paducah area artists in January this year, and this piece was a sight to see!   "Kadey's Dream" was created by Pam Heavrin. The idea for this quilt spurred from an idea Pam had for her granddaughter’s birthday. She wanted to create a unique gift for her granddaughter, who…
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2019 Adult Workshops

  Did you know The National Quilt Museum offers the opportunity for adults of varying skill levels to learn new skills through two and three day on-site workshops with renowned quilting educators? Here is our list of workshops for 2019:   Portrait Collage March 14-16, 2019 Workshop with Lola Jenkins Make a collaged portrait quilt using a…
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Betty Ford-Smith: Keeping Tradition Alive

  Betty Ford-Smith started making Pine Cone Quilts in 2004 under the apprenticeship of a 92 year old African American woman known as Miss Sue. She “became obsessed” with these quilts and wanted to teach others how to make Pine Cone Quilts. The Pine Burr design is also known as the Pine cone, Target or…
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