• Current Exhibits

    08aprAll Day23augNew Quilts from an Old Favorite

    13mayAll Day02augFollow the Thread

    08julAll Day25octFrom Rust to Dust (or Mechanically Defined)

    22julAll Day04octTotems: Personal Stories in Fiber

    05augAll Day18octContemporary Curves

    26augAll Day01novTribute to the Civil Rights Movement: Quilted Swing Coats

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Visit the National Quilt Museum

The Museum is located about 5 miles from both exits 4 and 11 off of I-24

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In-Facility Exhibits

Inspired by Endangered Species: Animals and Plants in Fabric Perspectives

Lively, colorful, and skillfully made fabric "portraits of endangered specie"s bring them to real, vibrant life. The 182 quilt portraits feature animals and plants from all over the world. 

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Digital Exhibits

Women's Right to Vote

The Dakota County Star Quilters (DCSQ) is pleased to present this display of small quilts
celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution—the women’s suffrage amendment.

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Block of the Month Club

Through the Block of the Month Club, The National Quilt Museum aims to challenge quilters to experiment with new techniques and styles while having fun connecting with quilters from all over the world, and learning more about the museum in the process

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We Are Open!

The National Quilt Museum has now reopened to the public. Click the link below to learn more about current exhibits and hours of operation. 

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Show your support for the museum's efforts to bring quilting to new audiences, educate the next generation of quilters, and preserve the art form so it will be enjoyed for hundreds of years.

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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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The Quilter's Spot

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  • May 2022 Block of the Month

    After channeling her artistic muse to painting, jewelry making and architectural photography for many years, Sheila plunged into abstract quilt-making in 2010. Guided by no plan, no sketch and no agenda, but fed by intuition and inspired by nature’s palette, she speeds into journeys of revelation and surprise in her quilt studio. Her live intensity is apparent in the colors,…

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  • April 2022 Block of the Month

    To view the Block of the Month Pattern, please click here. Featured Artists: Sue Nickels and Pat Holly  Sue has been quilting for over 40 years, starting by hand and gradually focusing on machine work. Sue has been teaching machine techniques for the past 30 years. Sue has taught and lectured nationally and internationally for shops, guilds and major conferences.…

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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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