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The National Quilt Museum

Address: 215 Jefferson Street, I-24 Downtown Loop, Paducah, KY 42001
Phone Number: 270-442-8856
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Paducah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The National Quilt Museum is a nationally recognized art museum that exhibits the finest quilting...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A 'must see' in Paducah. Beautiful space displaying amazingly beautiful quilts including many 'winners' from the annual quilters convention that meets in Paducah.

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Main display was great. Museum guides were able to spend time with us to describe how the quilts were made and share information with us about the quilters who made the pieces. We though that there was too much space used for the Kid's quilt blocks - while some were cute, most were poor and should not take up space... More 

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Was traveling through Paducah, KY and had a few hours to burn. Saw the sign for the National Quilt Museum and thought it might be just the thing to do for a quick side trip. I spent an hour in the museum. Admission is $11.00. Open all year round Monday - Saturday. The quilts are more than fantastic works of... More 

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I took some Dutch family members to the quilt museum this past Christmas and it was my third visit. It really is a special treat to see the quality of the work and to imagine the hours of labor that have gone into making these pieces. The creativity of the quilts and the intricacy is beyond anything I had imagined... More 

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Plano, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Gorgeous permanent collection quilts and special exhibits featuring motion quilts and antique nine-patch made three hours fly by. I enjoyed looking at local art crafts, and the wooden quilt is not to missed. Paducah looked like a fun town to stroll around, but it was too cold and windy

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Jerusalem, Israel
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37 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This museum is a delight and an eye opener. It is amazing what beautiful pieces of art can be made by stitching pieces of fabric together. Watching the quilters working and explaining how to do it, makes a person want to start stitching.

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Elizabethtown, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

What an amazing art museum - but instead of paintings, they have quilts! And more quilts, and hand stitched quilts, and antique quilts hundreds of years old, and new quilts and much more! I am not a quilter, but I do enjoy art. Wow!

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Springfield, Illinois
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10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

When I first saw this attraction listed, I thought it might be a bit of a snooze-fest. Yes, I've seen some lovely quilts in my day but who would pay to go see a room full of quilts? After reading the reviews, we decided to go and I am SO glad we did! This place was not at all what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Took a whole day to visit this place, The displays were amazing to see. The staff was super nice and think that everyone will enjoy visiting here.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

So much to see, so many detailed quilts. Take a whole day to visit this place. Nice employees and nice area.

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