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Celebrating a Milestone: The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, and this is a great opportunity to join in the celebrations and learn about the history of quilting and the art form's evolution over the years. Incredible exhibitions, a place for inspiration, educational experience and to be with like minded people are just a few of the reasons to visit Paducah, Kentucky and the home of the National Quilt Museum.

Moda Fabrics/United Notions has been a long time friend and supporter of the museum though several events including the Childrens SchoolBlock Challenge.

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Shown here are some of the blocks from this years event.

Schoolblock challenge

We asked our friends at the museum to share with us a few of the things that will be going on during Quilt Week, April 26-29th.

Big News From The National Quilt Museum 



Shown: Justin Ming Yong's “To Kill a Field”  

This year marks the 15th Anniversary of Paducah, Kentucky’s Quilt Museum being designated the National Quilt Museum of the United States by a Congressional declaration… the museum plans to celebrate that milestone in a big way! 


Soon, they’ll be unveiling plans for special events, contests and prizes (including offerings from our own catalog), and because Moda Fabrics + Supplies is a leading supporter and partner, they’re sharing the news with our followers first. To learn more, subscribe to the National Quilt Museum’s newsletter. Simply visit their website, scroll to the bottom and sign up to receive the latest news. 




Shown: Kaffe Fassett’s “Hankerchief Corners” 


What Makes The National Quilt Museum Special? 

The National Quilt Museum is America’s premier quilt museum, celebrating innovative and extraordinary quilts from the United States and around the world. The museum honors today’s quilters and inspires future quilters with exceptional exhibitions, education and programming.  


Opened in 1991, the museum was founded by visionaries Bill and Meredith Schroeder, the founders of the American Quilters Society, and has an impressive permanent collection featuring many of the best quilts made over the last 40 years. 



Shown: Marilyn Badger’s “Marie’s Treasure”


Exhibits + Events During QuiltWeek

Paducah QuiltWeek is April 26-29 at the Schroeder Expo Center. Moda will be a sponsor of the special exhibit “National Quilt Museum New Quilts From an Old Favorite Contest: Shakespeare.” Don’t miss it, and while you’re at the Expo Center, make plans to visit the National Quilt Museum–it’s just half a mile away.   


During QuiltWeek, the National Quilt Museum will be hosting meet and greets and signings with prominent quilters and authors, including quilting artist Velda Newman and longarm pioneer Marilyn Badger.  See the full listing of QuiltWeek events as well as special hours here.


There will also be a Members Reception and a Charity Auction open to the public on Thurs, April 27th.


Current museum exhibits include:

Velda Newman – Larger Than Life

Kaffe Fassett – 85 & Fabulous

Marilyn Badger – Showstopper

Justin Ming Yong – To Fill A Field

• A Cross-Cultural Exchange Between Chilean & Ohioan Artists – Flora, Fauna & Landscape


Click for details on these exhibits, including how long they will run after QuiltWeek.

In conclusion, the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in quilting and textiles. With its vast collection, educational opportunities, and cultural significance, it's an excellent place to celebrate the art form's 15th anniversary and experience the creativity and inspiration of quilting. We hope to see you during Quilt Week or anytime during the year.

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