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A Global Destination The Museum is visited annually by
people from all 50 US states and over 40 foreign countries.

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    02feb2:30 pm4:30 pmJunior QuiltersYouth Education

  • Current Exhibits

    09octAll Day12janInspired by Endangered Species

    23oct(oct 23)10:00 am30jan(jan 30)1:00 am2019 Block of the Month Club

    06novAll Day19jan60k Log Cabin Quiltsby Amy Pabst

    11decAll Day09marSouthern Quiltswith Mary W. Kerr

    15janAll Day06aprSchool Block Challenge

    22janAll Day23marNature’s Layers by Karen Linduska

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Current Exhibits
Stories of West Africa
Stories of West Africa

This exhibition is Hollis Chatelain’s personal interpretation of everyday life in West Africa.

Adult Workshops
Adult Workshops
Adult Workshops

Two and three day on-site workshops with renowned quilting educators provide adults of varying skill levels the opportunity to learn new skills.
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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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  • New Exhibit on Quilt Museum Digital!

    The Women's Right to Vote: Revolution and Evolution exhibit is now on Quilt Museum Digital! This exhibit showcases the history of the Women's Suffrage and celebrates the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote. You can now see this exhibit from anywhere in the world by joining Quilt Museum Digital. This digital subscription allows you access to digital exhibits, exclusive…

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  • New Exhibit – Block of the Month Club: Round 2

    This Exhibit will be here from October 23rd, 2020 - January 30th, 2021. The Block of the Month Club is a program created by the National Quilt Museum to both teach quilters new techniques and styles, as well as bringing quilters together from all other the world! With over 16,000 quilters in this group, so many have used their creativity…

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  • New Exhibit – Inspired by Endangered Species: Animals and Plants in Fabric Perspectives

    This Exhibit will be here from October 9th - January 12th, 2021 Our brand new exhibit at the museum is Inspired by Endangered Species: Animals and Plants in Fabric Perspectives. Lively, colorful, and skillfully made fabric “portraits” of 182 endangered species bring them to  real, vibrant life. Each portrait features fascinating animal and plant facts from rescuers,  scientists, conservationists, and…

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