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The National Quilt Museum is a non-profit institution established to educate, promote, and honor today's quiltmaker. The Museum is the world’s largest and most prestigious museum devoted to quilts and fiber art. A destination for art enthusiasts worldwide, annually the Museum welcomes visitors from all 50 US states and over 40 foreign countries from every continent. The Museum’s onsite and travelling exhibits are viewed by over 160,000 people per year. In addition, over 6,000 youth and adults participate in the Museum’s 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’s vibrant and breathtaking exhibits are rotated 8-10 times per year. The primary gallery, with over 7,000 square feet of exhibit space, features quilts from the Museum’s collection which includes over 320 works of art. The Museum’s additional galleries feature touring and thematic exhibits of unique and diverse works of art. 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 4,000 young people of all ages. Several of these programs have received national media attention. The School Block Challenge, sponsored by Moda Fabrics, is an annual contest in which participants are challenged to make a quilt block out of a packet of three fabrics. Now in its 21st year, this challenge continues to be utilized by schools and community organizations as part of their art curriculums in over 20 states. Other popular youth programs include the annual Quilt Camp for Kids, Kidz Day in the Arts, and the Junior Quilters and Textile Artists Club.

News from National Quilt Museum:

Thousands in South Korea Experience the Work of Today's Quilters through National Quilt Museum Exhibit

PADUCAH, Ky., July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The National Quilt Museum (http://www.quiltmuseum.org) recently participated in an International Creative Cities Workshop in Icheon, South Korea. The museum's exhibit showcased some examples of the world's best contemporary quilting and fiber art. The Creative Cities Network, of which Paducah is a proud member, is a program of the […]

Southern Living Names National Quilt Museum One of 25 Best Museums in the South

PADUCAH, Ky., March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Now in its 25th anniversary year, the National Quilt Museum (http://www.quiltmuseum.org) in Paducah has yet another reason to celebrate. Southern Living magazine has included the facility on its list of the 25 best museums in the South. The museum shares this prestigious honor with several of the most well […]

National Quilt Museum Celebrates 25 Years of Serving the Quilting Community

PADUCAH, Ky., Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Since the first visitors entered its galleries 25 years ago, the National Quilt Museum (http://www.quiltmuseum.org) has seen continuous and steady growth.  The museum is now a global destination for quilters annually welcoming visitors from all 50 US states and over 40 foreign countries. Through the museum's in-facility and […]

The National Quilt Museum hosts "Quilts of Valor" Exhibit and Veterans Day Ceremony to Bestow Quilts on Service Members, Veterans

PADUCAH, Ky., Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — "To Honor and Comfort: Quilts of Valor" at the National Quilt Museum (http://www.quiltmuseum.org) offers an emotional testament to the wounds American military personnel bring back from the fields of conflict. The exhibit runs until November 10th and wraps up with an event on Veterans Day, November 11, with a ceremony […]

Upcoming National Quilt Museum Exhibit, "Quilts of Caohagan," Highlights Fabric Art's Critical Role in Small Philippine Island Community

PADUCAH, Ky., July 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — To witness how the art of quilting can be both the cultural and economic focal point of an entire community, the National Quilt Museum (http://www.quiltmuseum.org) presents the "Quilts of Caohagan" exhibit. The quilts in this exhibit were all made by over 100 quilters on the tiny island of Caohagan […]

"Food For Thought" Exhibit Invites Visitors to Ruminate on Both Individual and Cultural Significance of Food in Today's World

PADUCAH, Ky., April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Food in all its myriad forms and meanings is the subject for an upcoming exhibit at the National Quilt Museum (http://www.quiltmuseum.org). "Food For Thought," presented by the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), is a selection of 34 fabric artists' responses to the concept of food, its production, preparation and […]

National Quilt Museum Announces Large One-Time Contest as Part of 25th Anniversary Festivities

PADUCAH, Ky., Feb. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — In 2016, The National Quilt Museum will celebrate its 25th anniversary.  Founded in 1991 with the mission to honor the work of today's quilters and bring it to new and expanding audiences worldwide, over the past 25 years millions of people from all 50 US states and over […]

2015 Schedule at National Quilt Museum Features Must-see Exhibits Highlighting Tremendous Diversity and Creativity Within the Quilt Community

PADUCAH, Ky., Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The National Quilt Museum (http://www.quiltmuseum.org) is known for featuring the work of the most talented quilters and fiber artists working today.  This year they will continue this tradition with a slate of exhibits taking visitors on a journey from the South Pacific to the fields of World War […]

National Quilt Museum Spotlights Creativity and Techniques Behind Modern Fabric Art With the Contemporary Exhibit "Motion"

PADUCAH, Ky., Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — From November 21 through February 23, the National Quilt Museum (http://www.quiltmuseum.org) will play host to an exceptional collection of textile art from Washington state's Contemporary QuiltArt Association (http://www.contemporaryquiltart.com/). "Motion" features the work of 33 fiber artists; the exhibition explores the concept of movement as a central design concept across […]

Traveling Exhibit of Contemporary Fiber Art from National Quilt Museum's Collection Comes to Southern Illinois' Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

PADUCAH, Ky., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, is thrilled to present a traveling exhibit of contemporary quilts from the permanent collection of the National Quilt Museum (http://www.quiltmuseum.org), the largest art museum of its kind in the world. The exhibit runs from August 17 through October 19 and […]

National Quilt Museum Presents "Backstitch" Exhibit, Celebrating 25th Anniversary of the New England Quilt Museum

Exhibit is Diverse Portrait of Quiltmaking Roots and New Traditions Over Last 25 Years PADUCAH, Ky., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Visitors to the National Quilt Museum (http://www.quiltmuseum.org) this summer will have an opportunity to see a quarter century's worth of quilting evolution all represented within a single exhibit. The museum will be hosting "Backstitch: A […]

National Quilt Museum Reaches Milestone, Proudly Announcing It Has Surpassed 500 Quilts in Its Collection

PADUCAH, Ky., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — When the National Quilt Museum (http://www.quiltmuseum.org) opened its doors in 1991, the collection comprised just 85 quilts on loan from the founders. Now in their 23rd year of operation, that number has grown to an impressive 500+ pieces of incredible quilt and fiber art. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140610/116608 ) The […]

The 3000 Mile Journey That Started With a Quilter's Generous Act

Global journey demonstrates quilting is about people and communities just as much as fabric and stitches PADUCAH, Ky., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — What do Dublin, Ireland and Brandon, Florida have in common? They are now and forever linked by the timeless, international fine art of quilting. That's thanks in part to Paducah's world-renowned exhibition and […]

National Quilt Museum's New Exhibit, 'Distortion, From the European Patchwork Meeting,' Showcases the Limitless Creativity of Fine Art Quilters Around the World

PADUCAH, Ky., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The National Quilt Museum (http://www.quiltmuseum.org) is thrilled to announce the exhibition of "Distortion, from the European Patchwork Meeting," which will be on exhibit from April 7 through June 24, 2014. They will be the only museum in the United States to exhibit this international traveling exhibit which will also […]

National Quilt Museum's 2014 Annual Benefit Auction to Go Live April 7, Offering Bidders Access to Wide Range of Items for the Passionate Quilter

PADUCAH, Ky., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — On April 7, 2014, The National Quilt Museum will launch its 2014 Annual Benefit Auction. This year over 80 items will be auctioned with a combined value over $40,000. It will include quilts, quilt miniatures, sewing machines, gift baskets, notions, and much more. Items were donated by over 60 […]

Design Motif of Sochi Winter Olympics Puts Quilting on a Global Stage, Draws on Rich Russian Craft Traditions

PADUCAH, Ky., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Olympics organizers in Russia have settled on a motif that symbolizes the nation's diversity and character: the patchwork quilt.  Quilting is a highly popular art form enjoyed by millions of people. In the United States alone there are over 21 million active quilters. In the United States, The […]

'I Can't Believe That's a Quilt': National Quilt Museum Celebrates Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry's Exceptional Fabric Art with New Exhibit, 'Thirty Quilts for Thirty Years'

PADUCAH, Ky., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The National Quilt Museum (http://www.quiltmuseum.org) is pleased to host an exhibit of new work from internationally renowned fine art quilter Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry. "Thirty Quilts for Thirty Years: Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry" will be on display from December 6 through March 11, 2014. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131209/PH29193-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131209/PH29193-b) Fallert-Gentry has made a career […]

Just in Time for Fall, National Quilt Museum Announces SAQA's Seasonal Palette Exhibit

Visitors will walk through the artistic process with 37 highly respected fiber artists PADUCAH, Ky., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — This fall at the National Quilt Museum, Studio Art Quilt Associates is pleased to present the Seasonal Palette exhibit.  Each of the 37 quilts reflects the artists' favorite season, and an associated booklet pulls back the curtain […]

National Quilt Museum Releases 2013 Collection Book, Supports Libby Lehman Medical Fund

PADUCAH, Ky., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — On September 13, 2013 the National Quilt Museum released the new copy of their collection book. The book, entitled, "The Collection of The National Quilt Museum," is updated every 3-5 years. The new book includes quilts that have been added to the collection since the last publication and additional […]

Commemorating 150-Year Anniversary of the War, the National Quilt Museum Opens Exhibit of Civil War Period Quilts

PADUCAH, Ky., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — From July 12 through October 8th, the National Quilt Museum will proudly exhibit "From the Pieces of a Nation: Civil War Period Quilts" (http://www.quiltmuseum.org/current-exhibits.html). This uniquely historical exhibit features over 30 quilts that were made during the war years. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130723/PH51653-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130723/PH51653-b) Handmade quilts tell a story about […]

The National Quilt Museum Opens 11th Quilt Japan Exhibit, Showcasing the Exquisite and Detailed Handcraft of Quilters in Japan and Surrounding Area

PADUCAH, Ky., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Having concluded its 11th contest, Quilt Japan is among the most prestigious international quilting competitions, showcasing the work of talented craftspeople from Japan and a number of other countries. From June 14 through September 9, visitors will enjoy an exhibit of 33 signature quilts from this year's competition at […]

The National Quilt Museum Takes Home the Coveted Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the Second Consecutive Year

Elite honor highlights growing respect and reputation of an oft-overlooked art form among general public PADUCAH, Ky., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The National Quilt Museum (http://www.quiltmuseum.org) has just won its second consecutive TripAdvisor Award for Excellence, signifying that a new stitch has just been sewn in the fabric of the Museum's evolving reputation as a […]

The National Quilt Museum: Changing the Perception of a ‘Material World’

Globally acclaimed showcase shatters stereotypes about quilting and fabric arts PADUCAH, Ky., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — At the National Quilting Museum (http://www.quiltmuseum.org), there's a strict rule about not touching the quilts and fabric art hanging throughout the 27,000 square feet of exhibit space. But wanting to reach out and feel what's on display is an […]

Evocative Quilt Depiction of Embattled American Flag Moves Visitors of The National Quilt Museum

Paducah, Kentucky museum is home to world's finest quilt and fiber art PADUCAH, Ky., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — An evocative quilt depiction of an embattled American flag by a Sacramento area woman artist has been added to the permanent collection of The National Quilt Museum (NQM) in Paducah, Ky., and is moving some visitors to tears. […]