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Come see the finest quilting and fiber art in the world.

Bringing the world of today's quilter to new audiences worldwide...

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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


    07dec2:30 pm4:30 pmJunior QuiltersYouth Education

    24decAll DayCLOSED: In observance of Christmas EveHours of Operation

    25decAll DayCLOSED: In observance of Christmas DayHours of Operation


    01janAll DayCLOSED: In observance of New YearsHours of Operation

    04jan2:30 pm4:30 pmJunior QuiltersYouth Education

  • Current Exhibits

    17sepAll Day11janSAQA Primal Forces: Earth

    15octAll Day07decPainted Quilts by Denise Mucci Furnish

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

    10decAll Day22febJuxtapassion by John Lefelhocz

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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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  • 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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  • New Exhibit – Painted Quilts by Denise Mucci Furnish

    October 15th - December 7th, 2021 Artist Statement This work began 1980 as a commentary on the quilt as a sign of the lack of visibility of womenduring my art education. My decision to use worn and discarded quilts recognizes the utilitarianand creative decisions of their makers. Like an insect in amber, the quilt is preserved in acrylicin its current…

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