History of the National Quilt Museum

History of the National Quilt Museum

The National Quilt Museum is the brainchild of Bill and Meredith Schroeder of Paducah, Kentucky. Both quilting enthusiasts, they aimed to start a museum that would celebrate the work of today’s quilters and advance the art of quilting by bringing it to audiences that had previously not experienced the art form.

The Schroeder’s chose to build the museum in Paducah, Kentucky to give back to the community in which they have lived for many years. The $2.2 million facility sits two blocks from the Ohio River in historic downtown Paducah.

The National Quilt Museum is one of the top 10 museums in Kentucky and a popular destination for groups of all kinds.


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