From Museum CEO, Frank Bennett
Thank you for planning a trip to The National Quilt Museum. During this challenging time, the health of our staff and visitors is of the upmost importance. The museum is following guidelines informed by both the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Kentucky Healthy at Work initiative.
Maintaining a healthy environment requires the cooperation of everyone that enters our facility, the National Quilt Museum requires that all employee and visitors wear masks during their visit. Also, we ask that everyone maintain a social distance of six feet or more.
Thank you for helping guarantee that the museum is a safe and healthy place for everyone to visit and enjoy the art of quilting.
The State of Kentucky has mandated that all museum visitors wear a mask while inside the facility. Please maintain a 6-foot distance from others.
Masks are available upon request.
by MJ Kinman
September 18 - November 3, 2020
Textile artist MJ Kinman blends her favorite subjects—quilts, gems, and Kentucky bourbon—into a stunning exhibit of light and color.
Park Bench Stories
by Leni Levenson Wiener
September 11 - December 8, 2020
Park Bench Stories consists of 39 pieces that represent people who have come to sit on a park bench at some point during a day, a week, or longer. The bench is implied until the very last piece in the exhibition, which shows the empty bench. Until that point, viewers are invited to imagine for themselves the bench and its location. The interactive connection makes this a good exhibition for school groups, writers’ groups as it inspires viewers to create their own stories based on the pieces. Those interested in fiber art, art quilts or the psychology of body language also find this an intriguing exhibition.
New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Wheel of Fortune
July 10 – October 6, 2020
This exhibition features the winning and finalist quilts from around the world in a competition for the most innovative interpretations of the traditional Wheel of Fortune pattern.
Sponsored by Janome and Moda Fabrics
For the digital NQOF 2020 Gallery Guide, click here.
For a copy of the 2022 New Quilts from an Old Favorite brochure, click here.More info
Women’s Right to Vote: Revolution & Evolution
Suffrage Small Quilt Challenge
Dakota County Star Quilters, Eagan, MN
September 1- October 17, 2020
This exhibition of 36 small quilts from 16 states across the country celebrate the 100thanniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution—the women’s suffrage amendment.
OURstory: Human Rights Stories in Fabric
June 8 – December 8, 2020
In 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which had been drafted by a committee chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt. It delineated the rights to which all humans in all countries should be entitled. Forty-six artists from six countries created this collection of 62 art quilts based on those rights. This poignant collection includes quilts celebrating the heroes who fought for rights long denied to various groups of people as well as the events that drew the attention of news media as well as the public. Personal stories round out the collection. Viewers will be moved and encouraged.More Info