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

  • Calendar of Events

    December

    24decAll DayCLOSED: In observance of Christmas EveHours of Operation

    25decAll DayCLOSED: In observance of Christmas DayHours of Operation

    January

    01janAll DayCLOSED: In observance of New YearsHours of Operation

    01jan12:00 pm12:00 pmBOTM New Pattern ReleaseBlock of the Month Club

    07jan2:30 pm4:30 pmJunior QuiltersYouth Education

  • Current Exhibits

    11octAll Day14janQuilts of ValorTraveling Exhibit

    18octAll Day28janContemporaneo - ContemporaryTraveling Exhibit

    08novAll Day07janJane Dunnewold: Inspired by the MastersCorner Gallery

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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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The National Quilt Museum's "Friend of the Museum" program is an opportunity to show your support of the quilting community.
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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 Corner Gallery Exhibit: Inspired by the Masters by Artist Jane Dunnewold

    Artist Statement: The initial inspiration for this work was paintings by Henri Matisse, which I saw as part of a traveling exhibition. The vibrant colors and wild layers of pattern grabbed me and wouldn't let go. In the space of an afternoon, my quiet palette flew out the window and color vibrated in my head. While pondering how to use…

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  • Block of the Month: December 2019

    Quilting is an art form for people around the world, of all backgrounds and interests, and includes a wide variety of styles and techniques. This month our inspiration comes from quilts in our collection made by male artists such as: Scott Murkin, Jonathan Shannon, Michael James and more. Every quilter finds their own voice through fabric and we’re honored to…

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  • Museum Winter Hours

    We are starting our winter hours this week. We will be closed on Thanksgiving day, but will be open our regular hours Friday and Saturday. We will not be open on Sundays until March 1st. We're open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm. For information about visiting the museum, please visit our website.

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