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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:

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 mus…

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, an…

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 mi…

‘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-Gentry̶…

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 art…

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 ad…

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 featur…

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 w…

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 th…

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 27,00…

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)…