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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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    February

    01feb2:30 pm4:30 pmJunior QuiltersYouth Education

  • Current Exhibits

    17sepAll Day11janSAQA Primal Forces: Earth

    05novAll Day01marThe Roots and Refuge Series by Valerie C. White

    10decAll Day22febJuxtapassion by John Lefelhocz

    14janAll Day05aprSchool Block Challenge

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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: Juxtapassion by John Lefelhocz

    A spark is all it takes to unleash energy and passion. Art can be that spark. In my art, I like to place carefully chosen ideas and concepts side by side to set the viewer's mind and emotions ablaze. As an artist, I'm NOT interested in mapping out all the circuits for the purpose of ending up with rigid conclusions. This artist is more…

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  • New Exhibit – Roots and Refuge by Valerie C. White

    November 5th - March 1st, 2022 Artist Statement My art tells stories that I feel are important, connecting spirituality, tradition, and nature. Growing up in a family that loved and respected the earth was an enormous influence. My parents cultivated a fall and summer garden, and enjoyed the process of working in "good soil". They were my early inspiration and…

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  • New Block of the Month – November 2021

    To view the Block of the Month Pattern, please click here. Featured Artist: Laura Wasilowski is a textile artist, creator of hand-dyed fabrics and threads, and owner of the dye shop, Artfabrik. She combines vivid fabrics and whimsical stories to make pictorial art quilts using fused fabrics, hand embroidery, and/or machine quilting. Wasilowski’s free-form hand embroideries share a similar style…

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