Meet the Tooleys

Each year, Bonita and Dean Tooley hop into their mini motor home in Edgewood, New Mexico, and drive more than 1,000 miles to Paducah, Kentucky, for QuiltWeek. When the Tooleys first came to Paducah for the quilt show in 1999, they were “spellbound” by the quilts, the dogwoods, and the red carpet welcome they received…

The National Quilt Museum at 25

The National Quilt Museum Celebrates 25 Years of Serving the Quilting Community PADUCAH, Ky., Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Since the first visitors entered its galleries 25 years ago, The National Quilt Museum has seen continuous and steady growth. The museum is now a global destination for quilters annually welcoming visitors from all 50 US…

Paducah Named UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art

Nov. 21, 2013, Paducah, Ky. – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated Paducah, Kentucky, the world’s seventh City of Crafts and Folk Art, making the city a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, announced Paducah’s designation today along with Enghien-les-Bains (France) and Sapporo (Japan)…