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

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    01dec2:30 pm4:30 pmJunior QuiltersYouth Education

    24decAll DayCLOSED: In observance of Christmas EveHours of Operation

    25decAll DayCLOSED: In observance of Christmas DayHours of Operation

  • Current Exhibits

    12junAll Day08decOURstory: Human Rights Stories in Fabric

    11sepAll Day08decPark Bench Stories by Leni Levenson Wiener

    18sepAll Day03novBourbon Diamonds by MJ Kinman

    09octAll Day12janInspired by Endangered Species

    23oct(oct 23)10:00 am30jan(jan 30)1:00 am2019 Block of the Month Club

    06novAll Day19jan60k Log Cabin Quiltsby Amy Pabst

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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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  • New Exhibit on Quilt Museum Digital!

    The Women's Right to Vote: Revolution and Evolution exhibit is now on Quilt Museum Digital! This exhibit showcases the history of the Women's Suffrage and celebrates the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote. You can now see this exhibit from anywhere in the world by joining Quilt Museum Digital. This digital subscription allows you access to digital exhibits, exclusive…

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  • New Exhibit – Block of the Month Club: Round 2

    This Exhibit will be here from October 23rd, 2020 - January 30th, 2021. The Block of the Month Club is a program created by the National Quilt Museum to both teach quilters new techniques and styles, as well as bringing quilters together from all other the world! With over 16,000 quilters in this group, so many have used their creativity…

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  • New Exhibit – Inspired by Endangered Species: Animals and Plants in Fabric Perspectives

    This Exhibit will be here from October 9th - January 12th, 2021 Our brand new exhibit at the museum is Inspired by Endangered Species: Animals and Plants in Fabric Perspectives. Lively, colorful, and skillfully made fabric “portraits” of 182 endangered species bring them to  real, vibrant life. Each portrait features fascinating animal and plant facts from rescuers,  scientists, conservationists, and…

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