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The National Quilt Museum

215 Jefferson Street, I-24 Downtown Loop, Paducah, KY 42001
270-442-8856
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Paducah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Centralia, IL
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

From the time you walk near the museum noticing the quilt-patterned stain glass windows until you exit you will be asking yourself; how do they do that? The artist expression in fabric medium is eye-catching to all who enter this special treat in beautiful historical downtown Paducah, KY!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The quilts in this museum are amazing works of art, and they have to be seen to be believed. My mother quilts, and I wish she could have been with us to see these wonderful works of artistry. They are an amazing cultural heritage.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Prepare to spend at least 3 hours. This is high art. It's not what I thought quilting was at all. Be surprised, be awed, and enjoy.

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USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Traditional geometric piecework quilts are themselves acts of precision, creativity, and women's art, but they don't hold a candle to the astounding modern art quilts collected in the National Quilt Museum. I spent seven hours of bliss in this museum: I'm such a fangirl that I arrived when they opened and didn't leave until closing. I would especially like to... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I'm not a quilter nor an enthusiast, but the quilts were eye-popping...absolutely amazing. We only had about 20 minutes before closing and the admissions desk had closed. We were leaving early the next morning and couldn't come back to see it so they allowed us to go in for a donation and a promise to leave voluntarily at closing time.... More

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Long Island
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

What a beautiful art gallery--every quilt is a work of art. Such variety and color...some quilts tell a story and there are docents available to share the details as well as their passion for quilting and for the museum. They were able to direct our attention to aspects of the quilts we would otherwise have missed. Many quilts are hung... More

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Bolivar, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I loved how close you can get to the quilts. You can see all the details that go into these pieces of art. I spent about an hour and a half in the museum and felt like that was enough time to see it all. The souvenir shop had some nice things too.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

On our recent road trip, we had the opportunity to stop here with friends. I have always admired the skill and patience needed to make a quilt. I was blown away by the artistry on display. There were absolutely beautiful quilts on display. There are three galleries, one permanent and two traveling. It was well worth the time and admission.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

I'm not a quilter, and you don't need to be one to appreciate the artists whose works are on display here. Make no mistake, these aren't pieces you'd use to dress your beds, they are magnificent works of art created through the medium of quilting. I was blown away by the intricacy of the stitching and how snippets of fabric... More

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Kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The National Quilt Museum is more than a simple country quilter could imagine. The quilts on display are simply works of art from artist who are distinguished in their craft. The quilt museum is a unique piece of America's culture and should be visited by quilters and non-quilters alike. Well worth the trip!

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