National Quilt Museum

Judy Schwender, National Quilt Museum

The National Quilt Museum has two special exhibits on display: 12th Quilt Japan and the Gala of the Unexpected. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Judy Schwender about the exhibits and thoughts on why quilting has room to grow as a medium and is growing in popularity worldwide.

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More than 800 quilts attempted to showcase at the 32nd American Quilter’s Society annual Paducah show. Only half of those made it to the viewing room. As attendees enter the exposition center,  they are welcomed by hundreds of hanging fine art fabric pieces, diverse in color and creative inspiration.

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The Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau has produced a video to entice tourists as well as local Paducahans to see parts of the city’s history come to life.

The video “Paducah Signature Experiences” features the River Discovery Center, Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum, Hotel Metropolitan, the Flood Wall Murals and the National Quilt Museum.

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The National Quilt Museum in Paducah is getting ready to open two new exhibits, kicking off 2016: the regional guild show, "Simply Southwest" and the annual kids' contest, "School Block Challenge." On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Judy Schwender, Curator of Collections and Registrar, about these exhibits and a peek at 'The Other Side' coming in February.

Allison Crawford

Life on the island of Caohagan in the Philippines is beautiful and simple. Japanese book publisher Sakiyama Katsuhiko discovered this when planted himself on the 13 acre island nearly 25 years ago. 

Courtesy of Judy Schwender, National Quilt Museum

Caohagan is a 13 acre island in the south Philippines, 10 degrees above the equator. When quilting was introduced to the island, the inhabitants were able to increase their standard of living significantly. Their colorful quilts became increasingly popular worldwide and several are on display at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with curator Judy Schwender about the exhibit, "A Small Miracle of a Southern Island: Quilts of Caohagan" on display through October 13.

Kentucky Arts Council

The Kentucky Arts Council has warned arts organizations that receive Kentucky Arts Partnership grants to expect substantial cuts in financial support.

It's that time of year! The birds are singing, the flowers are (sort of) blooming, and... the quilters are coming! We have so many wonderful underwriters that take part in the Paducah QuiltWeek festivities, and today we thank the American Quilter's Society, The National Quilt Museum, and the Yeiser Art Center for bringing great works of art to the region and sharing in their support of WKMS. 

Organizers Unpacking for Paducah Quilt Week

Apr 18, 2014
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More than 10,000 quilts have been displayed in Paducah and more than $2.5 million in cash prizes have been awarded during the American Quilter's Society's shows that are in their third decade in 2014. The Paducah McCracken County Convention and Expo Center is the epicenter of the AQS Quilt Week activities that start with an awards preview next Tuesday (April 22) then show opening Wednesday, continuing through Saturday. American Quilter's Society co-founder Meredith Schroeder is at the Expo Center helping to unpack quilts for judging over the weekend and Kate Lochte speaks with her on Sounds Good.

LowerTown Artist Exhibits 30 Years of Quilting

Dec 4, 2013
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LowerTown's Caryl Bryer Fallert celebrates 30 years of making innovative quilts by creating 30 new works for the exhibit opening with a reception this Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the National Quilt Museum.  We meet the artist during Sounds Good. Her exhibit is titled "Thirty Quilts for Thirty Years" and includes thirty luminous art quilts created just for this exhibit by the Elgin, Illinois native and LowerTown resident. 

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