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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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Beautiful quilts

Beautiful quilts--worth the admission if you like quilts, sewing or art. Takes about an hour to go through. Antiques, moderns, traditional, and a changing exhibit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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98 reviews 98 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We interrupted a long drive south with a stop here to see downtown Paducah along the river and visit this top attraction. I'm not a quilter, and this certainly is outside my husband's list of top ten things to do, but we did appreciate spending an hour or so reviewing this amazing collection of modern quilts.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful quilts--worth the admission if you like quilts, sewing or art. Takes about an hour to go through. Antiques, moderns, traditional, and a changing exhibit.

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Pardeeville
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Loved the quilts being displayed and I would highly recommend listening to the docent give you an overview before you start. Even though I have visited before I learned something new and of course some of the exhibits are changed. You can't take photos, which I understand due to the uniqueness of the quilts and to avoid damage to these... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

From the moment you walk in the door, beauty surrounds you !! Docents are very informed about all the quilts and even have stories about the quilt-makers. Dazzling array of the PERFECT sewing techniques used in the quilts. We especially liked the FOOD quilts; the pineapple upside-down cake quilt looked good enough to eat. Just an amazing experience !!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I have visited the National Quilt Museum several times while in Paducah. It is an outstanding location that you should visit if in downtown Paducah. The building is open 10 to 5 Mon-Sat and 1-5 on Sundays. Admission is currently $11 for adults, $9 for seniors and children under 12 free. This is a nationally recognized art museum that exhibits... More 

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Georgetown
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

If you are in to quilts as an art form, this is the shrine to the best of the best. There are no bed covers on these walls. The museum houses hundreds of uniquely designed and crafted creations. Each an original thing of beauty.

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Sunapee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I am not a quilt maker or artist, but this museum contains exhibits that anyone can appreciate. This was my first visit, and I was there for about 2.5 hours and enjoyed the full time there. I highly recommend this stop if you are in the area. The cost is $10 for seniors, and well worth the price -- so... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I went through the Quilt Museum today and loved it. The work those ladies put into those quilts was just more than I could imagine ever doing. They put my quilts to shame. I highly recommend this museum to anyone that likes art and creation.

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ely, mn
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stopped on our way home from Florida and were truly amazed at the quilts displayed from the museum's collection. I have been to the MN quilt show and was enthralled, but these quilters displayed at the quilt museum In Paducah were truly inspiring. If you have any interest in the craft, it's worth the stop. While you are in... More 

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Pearl City, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My wife dragged me to this place and it cost me $20 for us to enter. I have to admit that it was worth the time and money. If you're one who quilts or someone who appreciates this art its a must see place. From the fabulaous quilts to one even made entirely of wood. As a woodworker I admired... More 

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