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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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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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The Quilt Museum is a must stop for anyone travelling by Paducah, KY. The colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes are true works of art. The group we were with encouraged the men on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Roanoke, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Quilt Museum is a must stop for anyone travelling by Paducah, KY. The colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes are true works of art. The group we were with encouraged the men on the trip to not turn up their noses at going. My husband was one who went grudgingly...and was really surprised he enjoyed it immensely. You can appreciate... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The National Quilt Museum is a visit I enjoyed. The building is modern and well maintained. I am glad I took The tour. The quilts are a work of art, and the guides pointed out how the works are mastered. It is not the decor in our home, but we own a couple of quilts from this area. My mother... More 

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Augusta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I was gobsmacked by the beauty and artistry of these quilts. I took the tour, and was so glad I did. The guide clearly had a love for the art, and she called our attention to so many things that I would have missed on my own. Then after the tour I went back and spent more time looking over... More 

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Swannanoa, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My mother-in-law (a quilter) and I stopped at the Museum on the homebound end of a long trip. I will always be glad we did! Beautiful quilts from early 1800's to modern fabric art quilts. Rotating exhibits, but one section is always older hand quilted patterns. We took the informative tour...especially helpful for me as a non-quilter. Save time to... More 

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Bath, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I don't quilt and never have. I only visited the National Quilt Museum because it was #1 on Trip Advisor's list. What a surprisingly wonderful experience it was. The quality of the artwork--and yes the quilts truly were works of art--amazed me. I easily spent about 1 1/2 hours wandering through the museum and admiring the quilts. Each one contained... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Even if quilts don't get you jazzed in general this is the place you should visit when you're in Paducah. The artistry is mind-boggling and the quilts are displayed in a very easy to absorb way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

On our family reunion road tripped we were so blessed to locate this treasure of beautifully handcrafted quilts. Since our mother loved quilting, we knew it would be an emotional trip down memory lane - but we all truly enjoyed our time at this amazing artistic museum. They have done incredible job of preserving, displaying and explaining the who, what,... More 

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Lawrenceville, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place blew me away! When you first walk in on the right there was a quilt of two blue parrots (or macaws). It took me ten minutes to get over the fact that this was a quilt and not an oil painting. The detail was exquisite and the way these artists create textures with their stitching is remarkable. As... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

As other reviewers have noted, the idea of visiting a quilt museum did not immediately appeal to us. We were implored by a visitor's bureau employee to make the trip, and so we did. And we were glad we did. We were delighted to find out that they offered free admittance for our entire family (military + young kids), so... More 

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We visited the NQM in April during our annual trek to the AQS Quilt Show. We've been going for over 25 years and have to visit the NQM every few trips. As always, it was well worth the stop. The quilts, their displays and histories are amazing. The respect shown to not only the quilts themselves but the quilters and... More 

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Additional Information about The National Quilt Museum

Address: 215 Jefferson Street, I-24 Downtown Loop, Paducah, KY 42001
Phone Number: 12704428856
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Paducah
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 11

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