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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: 270-442-8856
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Sun 1:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Nation Quilt Museum Should Not Be Missed

I have visited the National Quilt Museum several times while in Paducah. It is an outstanding location that you should visit if in downtown Paducah. The building is open 10 to 5... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I have visited the National Quilt Museum several times while in Paducah. It is an outstanding location that you should visit if in downtown Paducah. The building is open 10 to 5 Mon-Sat and 1-5 on Sundays. Admission is currently $11 for adults, $9 for seniors and children under 12 free. This is a nationally recognized art museum that exhibits... More 

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Georgetown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

If you are in to quilts as an art form, this is the shrine to the best of the best. There are no bed covers on these walls. The museum houses hundreds of uniquely designed and crafted creations. Each an original thing of beauty.

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Sunapee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I am not a quilt maker or artist, but this museum contains exhibits that anyone can appreciate. This was my first visit, and I was there for about 2.5 hours and enjoyed the full time there. I highly recommend this stop if you are in the area. The cost is $10 for seniors, and well worth the price -- so... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I went through the Quilt Museum today and loved it. The work those ladies put into those quilts was just more than I could imagine ever doing. They put my quilts to shame. I highly recommend this museum to anyone that likes art and creation.

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ely, mn
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stopped on our way home from Florida and were truly amazed at the quilts displayed from the museum's collection. I have been to the MN quilt show and was enthralled, but these quilters displayed at the quilt museum In Paducah were truly inspiring. If you have any interest in the craft, it's worth the stop. While you are in... More 

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Pearl City, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My wife dragged me to this place and it cost me $20 for us to enter. I have to admit that it was worth the time and money. If you're one who quilts or someone who appreciates this art its a must see place. From the fabulaous quilts to one even made entirely of wood. As a woodworker I admired... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The artistry and craftsmanship displayed here never ceases to amaze us! Yes, my husband loves it too. We wish we lived closer and could regularly view it's ever-changing exhibits. Nice gift shop too; welcoming staff!

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River Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This museum is definitely worth a stop, even if you're not a quilter. The creativity and time that goes into these works of art is just astounding. The special exhibitions and quilts displayed in the permanent collection change 4 times a year, so there is always something new to see.

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Columbus OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Visit every year, sometimes more than once. Yes, I'm a quilter, but I want to be sure the reader understands that this is not your preconceived 'bunch of fabric stitched back together.' These are truly art pieces, made with hours, months and sometimes years of work by truly gifted artists. The displays change several times a year, so be sure... More 

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Hickman, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

whether you are a quilter or not, you'll be amazed at the wonderful artistry displayed in this museum. These are not your grandma's quilts!

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