National Quilt Museum

Become a Friend

By joining as a Friend of NQM, you become a part of a family of supporters that have moved our museum forward for the past three decades. Since our founding, more than 10,000 people have given goods, funds, or their time to the National Quilt Museum.

The foundations of our museum are built from the goodwill and generosity of people like you, who shared and shaped our vision of what we could become and what we could mean to people at home and around the globe.

We encourage you to join with us as we strive to ensure that the future of the National Quilt Museum is a vibrant one. If you love quilting, the arts, or Western Kentucky, you won’t find a better investment than a becoming a Friend of the National Quilt Museum.



All friends receive the following benefits:

Free admission for two during museum visits, 20% off in the Museum Shop, a special annual gift, invitations to NQM’s annual Friends Reception, and NQM newsletters.

Patron level friends and above receive a specially designed friend’s T-shirt in the size of their choice.

You may also join Quilts of Valor for an extra $20 and help with their mission to support people touched by war through quilting.


From: $50.00 / year



From: $100.00 / year



From: $250.00 / year


Friends at the Curator’s Circle level and above receive numerous additional benefits, including:

Donor wall recognition at NQM, enhanced recognition on NQM’s website, access to special online presentations, and free admission to special donor events, which are held in Spring and Fall.

Curator’s Circle

From: $500.00 / year


Director’s Circle

From: $1,000.00 / year


President’s Circle

From: $2,500.00 / year


Founder’s Circle

From: $5,000.00 / year