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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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    March

    02mar2:30 pm4:30 pmJunior QuiltersYouth Education

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    11decAll Day09marSouthern Quiltswith Mary W. Kerr

    15janAll Day06aprSchool Block Challenge

    22janAll Day23marNature’s Layers by Karen Linduska

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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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Education

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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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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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: 2021 School Block Challenge

    On Display January 15th - April 6th, 2021 The National Quilt Museum inspires the next generation of quilters through the School Block Challenge. The annual, nationwide, quilt block contest and exhibit is open to students in grade K-12. Moda Fabrics provides three challenge fabrics which must be included in each block. Entries must also contain some type of machine or…

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  • Block of the Month – Round 3!

    Welcome to Round 3 of the Block of the Month Club! This year's round will run from January - December 2021. Each block pattern will be released as a PDF file on the 1st of each month at 12pm CST on the website as well as our Facebook page here. We are kicking this year off with a brand new…

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  • New Exhibit – Southern Quilts

    On display December 11, 2020 - March 9th, 2021 The American South has a rich quilting history, steeped in tradition and passed down through the generations. The glorious designs, colors, and patterns are unique to this region of the United States. The quilts created here reflect the influence of multiple cultural traditions brought to the region over the last four…

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