Museum Reopening

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.

Hours and Admissions



Monday - Saturday

The National Quilt Museum is open year round from 10am-5pm Monday through Saturday.



The National Quilt Museum is open on Sundays during the dates March 1st through November 30th only from 1pm-5pm. The museum is closed December 1st through February 28th).


General Adult Admission:  $12
Seniors (62 and older):       $11
Students:  $5
Under 12: Free with Adult

Current Exhibits

Rita's Quilt

March 7, 2020 - September 8, 2020

In September 2019, Shannon Downey purchased an unfinished embroidered map of the United States and a container of supplies at an estate sale with the intent of finishing the project.  The quilt had been started by 99 year old, Rita Smith before she passed.  Little did she know that this project would become a global phenomenon. 

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African Jazz Series

Satin Doll

July 17  - September 15, 2020

 Michael A. Cummings, a native of Los Angeles, currently lives and sews in the 100-year-old Harlem brownstone he purchased in the early 1980s. “I guess you could say that my home is like my art: It is a living, breathing collage.” 

Cummings’ work as a quiltmaker -- an art form which dates back centuries and involves the piecing together of fabric to form something new -- has brought him national and international attention. In addition to the HBO commission, Cummings has had solo exhibitions with Bates College in Maine, Hallmark Cards, New York City's Cinque Gallery and Studio Museum in Harlem. 



New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Wheel of Fortune

Color My Wheel — First Place — Barbara Harrell — Waddell, AZ

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.

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OURstory: Human Rights Stories in Fabric

"Colorblind" By Mary Jane Sneyd

June 8 – September 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.


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