The Quilter’s 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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History of the National Quilt Museum

The National Quilt Museum is the brainchild of Bill and Meredith Schroeder of Paducah, Kentucky. Both quilting enthusiasts, they aimed to start a museum that would celebrate the work of today’s quilters and advance the art of quilting by bringing it to audiences that had previously not experienced the art form. The Schroeder’s chose to…
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Hollis Chatelain workshop painting with Procion Dye

Two and three day on-site workshops with renowned quilting educators provide adults of varying skill levels the opportunity to learn new skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to paint images with Procion dyes on cotton from instructor Hollis Chatelain. Learning to control the dyes will be emphasized. Among other things, we will cover…
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Museum quilts featured at Japanese Quilt Time Festival

The Quilt Time Festival was held in Yokohama, Japan from May 30 to June 1, 2019. Naomi Ichikawa, editor of Quilt Time magazine, partnered with the National Quilt Museum to borrow 24 quilts from the museum's collection for a special exhibit during their annual show. Festival organizers recreated our building inside the exhibition hall, even…
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Block of the Month: June 2019

Lise Bélanger's quilts are colorful (or colourful, she is from Canada!) and engaging. She brings us this whimsical "Bird Watching" pattern for our June Block of the Month, which is inspired by her own "Behind the Seams" exhibit. What a treat to have this artist share insight into her techniques! Lise was born and raised…
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