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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: 270-442-8856
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Sun 1:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Description: 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 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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I appreciate quilting but, like the typical male I wasn't quite sure it was worth the eleven dollars admission. I will say I was impressed at the artwork of quilting. The quilts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Benton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I appreciate quilting but, like the typical male I wasn't quite sure it was worth the eleven dollars admission. I will say I was impressed at the artwork of quilting. The quilts are from around the states and even other countries. It was a pleasant surprise admiring the detail and patience put into this craft that even the common person... More 

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chadds ford pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great, great - wow the work you will see. Artists from far and wide and antique interpretations to the most modern demonstrations of needle work. Lovely way to spend a half day.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This quilt collection is amazing. I really enjoyed seeing the older quilts from the 1800s. Their modern designs are fantastic. I would love to see the quilt museum have postcards available for purchase for every quilt they own.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

For years, my wife has wanted to visit this museum. She is an avid quiltmaker. There is plenty of free parking and the museum is beautiful. Especially noteworthy is the quality of the lighting inside. There is a gift shop, and if you are the husband of the quilter, you can walk to Paducah's very attractive riverfront and many nice... More 

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Mesa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, bright, welcoming art museum. Very friendly and helpful staff. Some of the fabrics and patterns used in the quilts from the1800s really surprised us. If you become a friend of the museum your entrance fee (as is your guest's) is refunded and you get 20% off purchases for a year. The gift shop has items in all price ranges.... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It has long been a dream of mine to visit this museum in Paducah, and the five exhibitions more than met my expectations. The quality was of the highest order; the designs were spectacular; each quilt was displayed so that the viewer could get the most from seeing it. The exhibition of seventy-five miniatures was beyond belief. As someone who... More 

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frank b, General Manager at The National Quilt Museum, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that you had an issue in our shop. We actually have over 40 post cards featuring quilts as well as a very popular collection book which includes pictures of all the quilts in the collection. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Unbelievable but true. This is a great museum and we had the occasion to visit this museum and enjoy the unbelievable quilts. We went in the morning and it took nearly three hours to see the museum exhibits,many huge, tiny and medium quilts. The museum is clean and the exhibits are neatly placed so that visitors can see all the... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I'm not a quilter, but standing there looking at the preparation, thought, and work involved in crafting these quilts will impress you. The museum exhibits are international and range from the traditional to the modern design. Be sure to make this a stop.

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

For inspiriation or just drooling this is the place for quilters. The quilts on display are amazing. they are Best of Show winners to antiques. See the first *horrors) MACHINE quilted BOS quilt. See quilts made of wood. See wonderful piecing and quilting.... just plain EYE CANDY!!! No pictures in the museum, but great quality post cards and books in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Passed thru here specifically to see this museum. This particular exhibit was wonderful. Enjoyed all the talent from all over the world. The building also has many stained glass windows designed to look like quilt blocks.

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Additional Information about The National Quilt Museum

Address: Address: 215 Jefferson Street, I-24 Downtown Loop, Paducah, KY 42001
Phone Number: 270-442-8856
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Paducah
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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