This exhibition is Hollis Chatelain’s personal interpretation of everyday life in West Africa.
Two and three day on-site workshops with renowned quilting educators provide adults of varying skill levels the opportunity to learn new skills.
The National Quilt Museum's "Friend of the Museum" program is an opportunity to show your support of the quilting community.
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.Read More
The Quilters Spot
Rights! Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Aren't we all entitled to that? In 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was drafted by a committee chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt. It delineated the rights to which all humans in all countries should be entitled. This poignant and timely collection is about our human rights,…Read More
The National Quilt Museum illuminated in green lights was on Governor Beshear's daily update on May 7th, 2020. The National Quilt Museum lit up green to support frontline workers and honor those that have passed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the Carson Center for helping us with the lights.Read More
This is a mini-documentary filmed at the National Quilt Museum. This documentary features over 20 military heroes receiving Quilts of Valor at a ceremony on January 17th, 2020. The speaker is Veteran and Museum Docent, Robert Worden. Filmed and edited by Steven Phalen.Read More