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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

    February

    01feb12:00 pm12:00 pmBOTM New Pattern ReleaseBlock of the Month Club

    04feb2:30 pm4:30 pmJunior QuiltersYouth Education

  • Current Exhibits

    18octAll Day28janContemporaneo - ContemporaryTraveling Exhibit

    08novAll Day15janJane Dunnewold: Inspired by the MastersCorner Gallery

    10janAll Day10marQuilts from the Social Justice Sewing Academy

    17janAll Day31marSchool Block Challenge

    31janAll Day03marStitched in All Sizes

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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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  • Reminder: All Financial Donations before January 31st are matched!

    Don't forget to show your support and donate to the National Quilt Museum! Mark Dunn with Moda Fabrics has agreed to match all donations to The National Quilt Museum made between December 1, 2019, and January 31, 2020.  Your donation of any amount will be matched during this time.  Please help us make the most of this opportunity by giving to the year-end matching…

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  • Block of the Month: January 2020

    While attending UC Berkeley, Sara Trail created a quilt in memory of Trayvon Martin, and her love for sewing and passion for social justice intertwined. After graduating from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, she founded the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) to be a platform where youth create art that engages and educates communities. Through a series of…

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  • Quilts of Valor Event

    When the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) was founded in 2003 by Catherine Roberts, its mission was to cover our nation’s military touched by war – that is, to cover them with quilts and honor their service. As of today, nearly 200,000 Quilts of Valor have been presented. The Quilts of Valor Foundation will present these quilts to veterans and…

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