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The National Quilt Museum

215 Jefferson Street, I-24 Downtown Loop, Paducah, KY 42001
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Paducah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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.

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Waterford, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This display changes on a regular basis and the displays are beautifully done. This is a place for inspiration.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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34 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

I've lived in south central Kentucky for 4 decades, 150 miles away, & have heard increasingly positive things about this WEST Kentucky event & museum. Finally, we made the trip; it was well worth the time, as an aesthetic asset that will have remain in our minds & hearts. The guides were most knowledgeable in presenting the artistic ability, skill... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had a great time in this museum. The exhibits are changed often and you seldom see the same quilts twice.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Unfortunately, you cannot take pictures inside the museum, and, in this case, a picture would certainly be worth a 1000 words. The museum is kind of divided into 2 eras. There are the patchwork quilts from the 1800s, and then the modern quilts which are really amazing works of art that just happen to be on a quilt. Our kids... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you enjoy quilting or looking at quilts this is your place. These quilts are amazing and the displays are changed regularly. So you can come back again and again and not see the same thing.

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Paducah, Kentucky, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Ok so for this not be a huge waste of time you have to be able appreciate the skill, and time,creativeness of quilting to enjoy this. They have some really pretty quilts but if I remember correctly there is a no camera policy . Its very quite and calm and unless they have something going on its pretty empty so... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A dream of decades was realized when I visited the National Quilt Museum. Despite the pounding of my heart, I conducted myself with decorum. The admission price was reasonable with a Senior's discount PLUS we picked up a coupon for another dollar off when we stopped at a visitor's center on the interstate! The museum is well done, exhibits are... More

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Steinbach, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The craftsmanship and talent of the people who have made these quilts is amazing. Hours and hours of work have gone into the many quilts on display. Well worth the time going through this museum.

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Belle Plaine, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The colors, design & stitching were on various sized quilts. We spent more time there than we planned for because we were so impressed.

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Creal Springs, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Eye-catching displays of all kinds of quilts - hand stitched, machine stitched, simple, colorful, complicated, extravagant, labor intensive, wood, stained glass - and from various countries around the world. You do NOT have to be a quilter to appreciate the labor, love, beauty, and imagination that went into these artistic creations. A lovely gift shop offers many unique items and... More

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