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The National Quilt Museum

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Address: 215 Jefferson Street, I-24 Downtown Loop, Paducah, KY 42001
Phone Number: 12704428856
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The National Quilt Museum is a nationally recognized art museum that...

The National Quilt Museum is a nationally recognized art museum that exhibits the finest fiber art in the world. In an average year the museum is visited by quilters and art lovers from all 50 states and over 40 countries worldwide. Our exhibits rotate throughout the year so they will be different every time you visit. We are a four time TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner. If you enjoy art museum's you will love The National Quilt Museum.

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Quilters and non quilters treasure

I would highly recommend the museum to anyone. You don't have to be a quilter to appreciate the beauty and artistic creativity displayed in this museum. What an inspiration to a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Potosi, Missouri
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Potosi, Missouri
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly recommend the museum to anyone. You don't have to be a quilter to appreciate the beauty and artistic creativity displayed in this museum. What an inspiration to a quilter.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought it would be silly or boring - boy was I wrong. These quilts redefine fiber art. AMAZING. Also be sure to see the wooden quilt

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Brunswick, Md.
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324 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went an hour and a half out of our way to visit this place. We had been told it was worth it. They were right.....it totally was worth it. And the folks could not have been nicer to us even though we showed up at 3:30 p.m. (they close at 5 p.m.). We opted to have a private tour... More 

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Golden Valley, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Quilt Museum is not just for people who like quilting. It is truly an art museum of the highest quality. You will be amazed by the talent and creativity of the artists whose quilts are on display. I was in awe of the quilts and the amout of time, energy, and the cost of these works of art. My... More 

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Holmen, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our way from the frigid north to the warmer south, it was time for lunch and to stretch our legs. As a lark - mostly to irritate my wife- I stopped by The National Quilt Museum. We went in amused...almost smirking. When they asked if we wanted a guided tour I almost laughed out loud. But once inside ($11.00),... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is truly very special. This is not just about quilting, its about fabric artistry. The quilts are just stunning and the displays will totally change the way you think about quilting and quilters. The people who made these works of art are from all over the world and deserve more exposure. Some of the pieces are homespun and... More 

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Grant, Alabama
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a little unsure about going to the Museum and thought I might not enjoy it, but after I arrived, I realized they were displaying more than your grandmother's average quilt. The pieces on display during our visit (they rotate out exhibits) ranged from WWI era quilts, which were fascinating since so many had been made as fundraisers for... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The artistic quality of the quilts will appeal to everyone. The museum has 500 quilts in its collection and shows around 60 at a time. The quilts on display during our visit ranged from two-color classic quilt patterns to modern multi-color abstract works to good old crazy quilts like maybe your grandmother made.

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Stuart, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Very interesting quilt museum for this home quilter. Some of the quilts are truly works of art using fabric and thread art. Staff was knowledgeable and helpful. Great selection of quilting books in the gift shop as well as pottery, sewing items and even some fabric. Would recommend.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The third time i've stopped at the museum. Can see in one hour or take a half the day. Just lovely with rotating exhibits sos something new every time I visited. Had a place for no quilting family/fellow travelers to comfortably sit and wait.

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