Visit the National Quilt Museum
The Museum is located about 5 miles from both exits 4 and 11 off of I-24More info
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.More in-facility 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.
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 processMore info
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.More Info
Support the Museum
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.More Info
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 Quilter's Spot
The new block of the month is here! Designed by Becky Glasby, the block celebrates the museum and it's 30 year anniversary. The block includes the front doors and the phrase "Honoring Today's Quilters" above them. The museum has impacted millions of lives through the work of today's quilter. With over 650 quilts in our collection, we have a broad…Read More
It's that time of year again! Every spring, the museum conducts its physical inventory of the collection. We account for each quilt in its current location. Some will be hanging in the gallery of the museum. Others may be in the curatorial staging room waiting to be re-packed or hung in the gallery. Some will be out of the building,…Read More
April 9th- July 27th , 2021 modern quilting has existed in many forms throughout the 20th century, its growth in the early 2000's was aided by cultural shifts recognizing quality design, the changing fabric industry, and the rise of social media. Moderna quilters began coalescing online, sharing images, design ideas, and tutorials, forming virtual quilting bees, and swapping handmade items.…Read More