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The National Quilt Museum

215 Jefferson Street, I-24 Downtown Loop, Paducah, KY 42001
270-442-8856
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Paducah
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The National Quilt Museum is a nationally recognized art museum that exhibits the finest quilting and fiber art in the world. In an average year we... more » Owner description: The National Quilt Museum is a nationally recognized art museum that exhibits the finest quilting and fiber art in the world. In an average year we are visited by quilters and art lovers from all 50 states and over 40 countries worldwide. We are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kentucky. Our exhibits and programs have been recognized in dozens of national publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Southern Living, and many more. The St. Louis Post Dispatch said the following about our museum, "It's not that different than going to the art museum in Chicago...It's all so unexpected. « less
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Bunker Hill, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I would have loved to take pictures of some of the quilts but being a museum your not allowed. I would recommend looking at the wood quilt (quilt made of wood like it sounds). There is a gift shop that sells post cards of a few of the quilts but of course not the ones your are looking for.

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Paducah KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The quilts are breathtaking! I am a local but hadn't been until last week. I had an aunt visiting and knew this would be a "senior citizen friendly" thing for us to do. We paid more for the guided tour but it really isn't necessary if you want to take your time reading the info. The gift shop really has... More

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Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you're a quilter or quilt collector or know someone who is either, chances are you have heard of The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky (and the annual quilt show held in the city the third week of April). But even if you've never given quilts a second thought, this museum is a must-see place. The artwork and artistry,... More

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paducah, ky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

"Even if you don't know a thing about quilts....its an awesome display. Check out to see what are the traveling displays too.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The quilts in this place are just amazing!! It is hard to believe that some of them are made of fabric.

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

There were many beautiful quilts but not as many as we expected from the pictures and the brochures.

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Topeka, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I must say that I was impressed with the quilts and the variety on display. Some really impressive work and craftsmanship. I think the one thing that disappointed us is that it was not much more than a gallery with a small amount of information about the quilter. I guess I was looking for more such as history of quilts,... More

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alexandria va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Quilts of incredible beauty, pattern, and detail. Could not choose a favorite. The staff was very helpful and happy to talk about quilts and the museum. I had seen old traditional quilts and was surprised how much I enjoyed the exhibits. This is well worth several hours.

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Dyersburg, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Quilts from 1910-today displayed with full write ups about techniques used, the quilt artist and what its' features are. The quilts are amazing. There are two changing galleries with new exhibits being brought in every month or so. This weeks were variations of the pattern Carolina Lilly and Quilts of New England. Another special exhibit were quilt blocks made by... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I am more of an art history person than a quilter, but I appreciate the art that quilters bring to bear--they work in a tough medium. This museum expanded my notions of what "quilting" can include. The gallery staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful--chatting with him made the experience much more interesting--he has infinite patience and is happy to talk... More

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