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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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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This museum is so well done, you don't have to be a quilter to enjoy it. It really displays the quilts as works of art. There aren't so many that it gets overwhelming. My second time there and it gets better. And everyone working there are knowledgeable and friendly.

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Denver, CO
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Fascinating for the casual observer, motivating and humbling to a frequent quilter. The examples of hand and machine quilting, appliqué, trapunto, embellishment, thread painting and many other techniques done by the experts make one want to learn more, practice and improve your skills. Even my husband, a non-quilter was impressed by the selection of the museums 500 quilts currently on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was a truly amazing display of artwork and creativity. The details in each quilt were unbelievable. Well worth a visit.

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beautiful! I will never look at a quilt the same again. Such work and dedication. We absolutely loved it!

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was a most impressive collection of beautiful quilts. Even if you do not quilt you will be awestruck.

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This trip was a birthday gift to my quilting wife. It was enjoyed thoroughly. I particularly enjoyed the wooden quilt on display. Allow about 2 hrs to visit, even more if you are a dedicated quilter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you like art, even if you are not a quilter....stop by! There are so many unique quilts on display that it will take your breath away. AND while you are there...go to the conference room off the lobby and see the wooden quilt...you won't believe it is wood!! BUT...remember do not touch any of the quilts, even the wooden... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Not to be missed.....an entirely unique view of quilts. Some look like paintings. Some look like rugs. All different. All beautiful - even the ones you may not like.

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you are ever in the vicinity (in the US, this could mean any place within a 5 hour drive time), drop in at the National Quilt Museum for half a day. Inside are some of the most intricate, interesting and improbable works of art created on cloth - mostly by hand, and sometime with the help of machines. Sadly,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Quality is great; quantity is lacking. Expected to see a lot more quilts! The quilts are displayed nicely. People are friendly and knowledgeable.

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