National Quilt Museum Open Extended Hours during QuiltWeek

PADUCAH - The National Quilt Museum, 215 Jefferson in downtown Paducah is open extended hours during QuiltWeek: 
Monday, April 22
10 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, April 23
10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday, April 24
8 am - 10 pm
Thursday, April 25
8 am - 10 pm
Friday, April 26
8 am - 6 pm
Saturday, April 27
8 am - 5 pm
Sunday, April 28
1 - 5 pm

The National Quilt Museum and its activities are sanctioned events of the American Quilters Society. Visitors can tour, shop and enjoy the museum for a $12 entry fee. There is no fee to enter just the gift shop area. 

The National Quilt Museum features exciting new exhibits during QuiltWeek:
• New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Oak Leaf & Reel: Finalists and winners from the New Quilts from an Old Favorite competition’s Oak Leaf & Reel theme.

• Love Stories, curated by Qin Zhang: Special Exhibit: In Southeastern China, Lanjiaxie became a special textile for marriage. The patterns used indicate the desire for love and a better life.

• Stories of West Africa by Hollis Chatelain: Hollis’ personal interpretation of everyday life in West Africa, portraying the rich African culture and the strong sense of community and family unity.

• Lise Bélanger: Behind the Seams: Corner Gallery: This Canadian artist followed her passion for sewing into making colorful textile art paintings.

• Museum Collections: Selections from the museum’s collections of over 600 full-size and miniature quilts are displayed throughout the year.

• AQS Best of Show Quilts, Collection of The National Quilt Museum: See the Best of Show winning quilts from the Paducah Quilt Contests, from 1985 to 2018.

Special Demonstrations:
George & Virginia Siciliano demonstrate their unique quilting techniques, Tuesday–Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm.

Special Events:
Ann Hazelwood will be doing a book signing Friday 10 am to Noon.

Artists from the New Quilts from an Old Favorite competition will sign the exhibit’s gallery guide Friday from noon to 1:30 pm.

Featured Corner Gallery quilter, Lise Bélanger, will present a 30-minute Artist Talk about her work on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 10 am and Thursday and Friday at 2 pm

NQM provides a free shuttle going back and forth from the AQS Shuttle Stop at the Convention Center to the museum during show hours.

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National Quilt Museum QuiltWeek Info

Published 07:30 PM, Saturday Apr. 27, 2019
Updated 07:43 AM, Saturday Apr. 27, 2019


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