National Quilt Museum

The National Quilt Museum, founded in 1990 in Paducah, Kentucky, owns over 300 quilts representing 192 award-winning contemporary quilt makers.

215 Jefferson Paducah, Kentucky, United States

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The National Quilt Museum (NQM) is a non-profit charitable institution established to educate the local, national, and international public about the art, history, and heritage of quilt making, including the diversity of quilts and their makers. This mission is accomplished through quality professional exhibits of new and antique quilts and related archival materials; through workshops, conferences, and publications; through educational activities; and through the development and exhibit of the museum's own collection.

The NQM Founders Collection has become an ever-developing documentation of the quiltmaking revival that has flourished in the 1980's, 1990's, and continues as the new century unfolds. The core of the collection includes quilts donated by the Schroeders (founders of the museum) and American Quilter's Society Quilt Show & Contest purchase award winners donated by AQS. Also included are a number of other donations and purchases and the Oh, Wow! Collection of miniature quilts. The collection currently includes over 300 quilts, representing the work of over 192 quilt makers. The works in the collection were made from 1980 on.

Project description provided by the National Quilt Museum.