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American Quilter's Society
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Paducah, KY 42002-3290

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NEW LEADERSHIP ANNOUNCED AT THE NATIONAL QUILT MUSEUM

Board Taps Nationally Acclaimed Business Writer and Consultant Frank Bennett as New Executive Director

by Susan K. Edwards, Director of Marketing

Paducah, Ky., June 22, 2011 — The National Quilt Museum announced today that acclaimed business writer and consultant Frank Bennett has joined the Museum as the new Executive Director.

Bennett, most recently from Dallas, Texas, is best known for writing the business leadership book, The Breathing Organization. He has also lectured and conducted marketing and management workshops at over one hundred for profit, non-profit and scholastic organizations nationwide including the University of North Florida, Harvard University, Nuvox Communications and Microsoft Corporation.

“Through its extraordinary exhibitions, educational programs and commitment to advancing the art of Quilting, The National Quilt Museum touches hundreds of thousands of people every year. I am honored to be involved with such an important and relevant organization,” Bennett stated earlier this week.

“For our first 20 years, the Museum has been a ‘Mecca’ for the quilting world,” said Ann Hazelwood, President of the Museum’s Board of Directors. Having a national figure the caliber of Frank Bennett join the Museum speaks to our commitment to continue to lead the way for the art of quiltmaking and quilting for future generations.”

The Museum will hold an open house between 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. to meet and greet the new director Thursday, June 30. A formal press conference will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the lobby to formally introduce the new Executive Director. Everyone is invited to attend.

The National Quilt Museum is a non-profit institution located at 215 Jefferson Street in downtown Paducah, KY. The Museum is open year-round Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST. The Museum is also open on Sundays 1-5 p.m. April - October. The National Quilt Museum is ADA compliant.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports The National Quilt Museum with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.