Museum Collects Quilts for 2017 Auction Fundraiser
By WestKyStar Staff and Frank Bennett
PADUCAH, KY - It's time for the National Quilt Museum's 2017 Quilts for Quilting Campaign to begin. The Quilts for Quilting Campaign is one of The National Quilt Museum's largest and most important fundraisers. Last year over 500 quilt enthusiasts participated.

The public is invited to participate this year and help the Museum achieve its fundraising goals. 

How it works? The program is simple and everyone can participate. To get involved simply donate a full size quilt or miniature quilt to the Museum for fundraising purposes. The quilt can be a new creation or an antique and it can be any size. Most donated quilts will be a part of one of  three annual auctions. In a few cases they are held to be used in later events. The Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization so all donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
The Museum is currently in its 6th consecutive year of growth. This is only possible do to the generosity of the people that fund its efforts. The dollars raised from this program and others have helped expand several programs and diversify promotional efforts. Ultimately, the contributions of people passionate about quilting have led to thousands more people experiencing the work of today's quilting community through educational programs, in-facility exhibits, travelling exhibits, and other programs. 

In addition to helping the Museum, each contributor will receive a free gift.

How to donate your quilt to the "Quilts for Quilting" campaign:
Send quilts to:
            National Quilt Museum
            215 Jefferson Street
            Paducah, KY 42001
Write "Attn: Q for Q" on the box.
Include your name, address, and contact information so organizers can send you a receipt and a gift.

There is no limit to the number of quilts you may donate to the campaign. The museum welcomes multiple donations. If possible, make donations by April 1, 2017.

If you have any questions about this program, contact Frank Bennett at or call 270-442-8856. 
The National Quilt Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization funded by people passionate about quilting. 

Published 05:00 PM, Sunday Oct. 30, 2016
Updated 04:55 PM, Sunday Oct. 30, 2016