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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 19 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I was expecting a display of quilts similar to what I had seen at local county fairs. Not so! This place is a high quality art museum where the artists happen to use fabric and thread instead of canvas and brush. There were two traveling exhibits as well as a portion of their permanent collection. This is a must see... More

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St. Louis,Mo
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Was not expecting this to be as interesting as this visit turned out to be. All the quilts were different and the back stories fascinating. The only objection I have is the $10 admission fee. That is pretty high for a museum you can walk through in an hour.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We expected it to be great, and it was greater than that. Quilting as art. We set aside most of the day to view the exhibited quilts. The women who staff the museum are wonderful to talk to, and the gift shop is one of the best. Can't wait to go back. (Don't miss the Hancock Fabrics home store out... More

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Rockmart, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

very nice place to view the skills and crafts of men and women that can make a quilt.I also found a quilt that was made by a long time friend of the family. Mr. David taylor

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South Bend, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

MANY wonderful, inspiring, mystifying, impossible, fantastic, encouraging quilts!!! many shirts, puzzles, gifts for sale in the museum shop.

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Brighton, Colorado, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We spent hours in the museum. Couldn't get enough. The ladies were very helpful. Can't wait to go back.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A delightful and unexpected surprise and joy! The volunteers are so friendly and helpful and patient and answered all our questions.. they even drew my 12 year old twin boys into it all! So much creativity - it was truly inspiring! Highly recommended!

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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