National Quilt Museum & Gift shop

215 Jefferson
Paducah, Kentucky 42001

Category: Arts & Culture

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Sat. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sundays- 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm


The National Quilt Museum of the United States is a nationally recognized art museum that exhibits the finest quilt and fiber art in the world in a 27,000 square foot facility in downtown Paducah, Kentucky. Driven by a mission to introduce the world to the work of today’s quilter, the museum features three galleries of art that rotates 8 to 10 times per year. In an average year the museum is visited by art lovers from 50 states and over 40 countries worldwide.  Throughout the year, the Museum hosts a number of multi-day workshops taught by internationally-known instructors.

The Museum honors today’s quilter and showcases the vibrant rebirth of quiltmaking that began in the 1970s.

A three-time TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, the Museum has been mentioned in hundreds of online and offline publications including USA Today, Southern Living, and Kentucky Living. The St. Louis Post Dispatch said "It's not that different than going to the art museum in Chicago...It's all so unexpected."

On a related note, the American Quilter's Society (AQS) is based in Paducah.  AQS hosts the internationally-known QuiltWeek in April and in September in Paducah.  AQS was founded by Bill and Meredith Schroeder with the vision of promoting the accomplishments of today's quilters on a national and international scale.