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Feb 12, 2015, 08:30 ET

National Quilt Museum Announces Large One-Time Contest as Part of 25th Anniversary Festivities

In 2016, The National Quilt Museum will celebrate its 25th anniversary.  Founded in 1991 with the mission to honor the work of today's...

Jan 12, 2015, 08:45 ET
YOYO14 by artist Helen Remick

2015 Schedule at National Quilt Museum Features Must-see Exhibits Highlighting Tremendous Diversity and Creativity Within the Quilt Community

The National Quilt Museum ( is known for featuring the work of the most talented quilters and fiber artists working...

Nov 19, 2014, 08:40 ET
"Yes, No, Maybe" by artist Barbara Manay

National Quilt Museum Spotlights Creativity and Techniques Behind Modern Fabric Art With the Contemporary Exhibit "Motion"

 From November 21 through February 23, the National Quilt Museum ( will play host to an exceptional collection of...

Sep 04, 2014, 08:30 ET
National Quilt Museum exhibit at the Cedarhurst Center (PRNewsFoto/National Quilt Museum)

Traveling Exhibit of Contemporary Fiber Art from National Quilt Museum's Collection Comes to Southern Illinois' Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

 Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, is thrilled to present a traveling exhibit of contemporary quilts from the permanent...

Jul 08, 2014, 08:30 ET
The Eggplant that Ate Baltimore by Teddy Pruett (PRNewsFoto/National Quilt Museum)

National Quilt Museum Presents "Backstitch" Exhibit, Celebrating 25th Anniversary of the New England Quilt Museum

 Visitors to the National Quilt Museum ( this summer will have an opportunity to see a quarter century's worth of...

Jun 11, 2014, 08:35 ET
National Quilt Museum - gallery (PRNewsFoto/National Quilt Museum)

National Quilt Museum Reaches Milestone, Proudly Announcing It Has Surpassed 500 Quilts in Its Collection

When the National Quilt Museum ( opened its doors in 1991, the collection comprised just 85 quilts on loan from the...

May 28, 2014, 08:35 ET
JD Wilkes presents quilt to the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland (PRNewsFoto/The National Quilt Museum)

The 3000 Mile Journey That Started With a Quilter's Generous Act

 What do Dublin, Ireland and Brandon, Florida have in common? They are now and forever linked by the timeless, international fine art of...

Apr 07, 2014, 08:45 ET
Butterfly or Waterlily Ensemble by Karin Pfunder. (PRNewsFoto/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

 The National Quilt Museum ( is thrilled to announce the exhibition of "Distortion, from the European Patchwork...

Apr 04, 2014, 08:40 ET
Judith Larzelere - "I Love Summer".  (PRNewsFoto/National Quilt Museum)

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

 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...

Feb 13, 2014, 09:10 ET

Design Motif of Sochi Winter Olympics Puts Quilting on a Global Stage, Draws on Rich Russian Craft Traditions

Olympics organizers in Russia have settled on a motif that symbolizes the nation's diversity and character: the patchwork quilt.  Quilting is...

Dec 09, 2013, 08:40 ET
Bradford Fantasy #1 - Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry.  (PRNewsFoto/National Quilt Museum)

'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'

 The National Quilt Museum ( is pleased to host an exhibit of new work from internationally renowned fine art...

Sep 30, 2013, 08:35 ET

Just in Time for Fall, National Quilt Museum Announces SAQA's Seasonal Palette Exhibit

 This fall at the National Quilt Museum, Studio Art Quilt Associates is pleased to present the Seasonal Palette exhibit.  Each of the 37...

Sep 18, 2013, 08:35 ET
Cover of The Collection of The National Quilt Museum book.  (PRNewsFoto/National Quilt Museum)

National Quilt Museum Releases 2013 Collection Book, Supports Libby Lehman Medical Fund

 On September 13, 2013 the National Quilt Museum released the new copy of their collection book. The book, entitled, "The Collection of The...

Jul 23, 2013, 12:06 ET
Part of the Exhibit "Civil War Period Quilts," this is a very fascinating presentation quilt representing the honor and respect for Rev. D.C. McCoy. Daniel C. McCoy served in the 137th Illinois Infantry Volunteers which was organized at Camp Wood, Quincy, Illinois. The regiment was mustered on June 5, 1864 and served for one hundred days. Reverend McCoy was a well-respected pastor for the First Presbyterian Church of Clayton, Illinois located in Adams County. The date acknowledged on this quilt is August 20th, 1869, at The National Quilt Museum.  (PRNewsFoto/National Quilt Museum)

Commemorating 150-Year Anniversary of the War, the National Quilt Museum Opens Exhibit of Civil War Period Quilts

 From July 12 through October 8th, the National Quilt Museum will proudly exhibit "From the Pieces of a Nation: Civil War Period Quilts"...

Jun 25, 2013, 08:35 ET
11th Quilt Japan Exhibit; Artists: Kamitani, Rikii, Morishita.  (PRNewsFoto/National Quilt Museum)

The National Quilt Museum Opens 11th Quilt Japan Exhibit, Showcasing the Exquisite and Detailed Handcraft of Quilters in Japan and Surrounding Area

 Having concluded its 11th contest, Quilt Japan is among the most prestigious international quilting competitions, showcasing the work of...

Jun 06, 2013, 08:40 ET
TripAdvisor Award for Excellence - image.  (PRNewsFoto/National Quilt Museum)

The National Quilt Museum Takes Home the Coveted Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the Second Consecutive Year

 The National Quilt Museum ( has just won its second consecutive TripAdvisor Award for Excellence, signifying that...

May 13, 2013, 08:35 ET
Port of Cassis - image.  (PRNewsFoto/National Quilt Museum)

The National Quilt Museum: Changing the Perception of a 'Material World'

 At the National Quilting Museum (, there's a strict rule about not touching the quilts and fabric art hanging...

Apr 15, 2013, 08:35 ET
Evocative quilt depiction of an embattled American flag, "And Our Flag Was Still There!", by Sacramento-area artist Melinda Bula.  (PRNewsFoto/National Quilt Museum)

Evocative Quilt Depiction of Embattled American Flag Moves Visitors of The National Quilt Museum

 An evocative quilt depiction of an embattled American flag by a Sacramento area woman artist has been added to the permanent collection...