Our Team

Meet Our Staff & Board of Directors



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Rachael L. Baar

Museum Curator
Associate Director

Rachael has been the Curator of the National Quilt Museum since 2017. After twenty-one years as the director of the Henderson Fine Arts Center, she retired and returned home to western Kentucky. Her graduate degrees are from the University of Kentucky and Brescia University.

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Becky Glasby

Becky Glasby

Director of Learning & Engagement

Becky Glasby has more than fifteen years of experience in museum education. As a lifelong quilter, she works to create future quilters, and to inspire in others a love for all types of quilting.

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Laura Hendrickson

Director of Collections/Registrar

Laura is an enthusiastic museum professional with a passion for all types of quilting and a deep respect for all quilters. She has been at NQM since 2014, and earned her degree in Anthropology and Museum Studies from Southern Illinois University.

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Lonnie Peck

Director of Guest Experience

Lonnie has a background in customer service, project management, and coordinating volunteers for non-profits. While a California native, he spent nearly 30 years in Seattle but is proud to now call Kentucky home. He is also an avid quilter and loves the inspiration found at the NQM.

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Angela Elder

Guest Services, weekend coordinator

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Stacey Watson

Director of Equitable Partnerships

Stacey works to increase community engagement by creating partnerships and advancing equitable solutions within our community. Stacey holds her M.A. in African American History from Fort Valley State University, and she is a professor of history at West Kentucky Community Technical College.

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Jennifer Hillis

Guest Services, Museum associate

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Connie Hayden

Guest Services, Museum associate

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Layken Thomas

Guest Services, Museum associate


Debbie Stark, Chair

Charlotte, NC

Dr. Barbara Veazey, Vice Chair

Benton, KY

Ami Simms, Secretary

Flint, MI

Josh Dunn, Treasurer

Dallas, TX

George Bray

Mayor, City of Paducah

Karen Kay Buckley

Carlisle, PA

Mary Hammond

ED, Paducah CVB

Mark Hyland

North Salt Lake, UT

Lynn Loyd

Paducah, KY

Alan Sanders

Paducah, KY

Meredith Schroeder

Paducah, KY

Valerie White

Denver, CO