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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 15 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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Elizabethtown, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Sun City Center, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

You dont have to be into quilts to enjoy an hour at the National Quilt Museum. Had I been a quilter, I think I would have would have burned mine after seeing some of the amazing quilts in this museum. And, the most amazing quilt of all is actually a wood carving.

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Waterford, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This display changes on a regular basis and the displays are beautifully done. This is a place for inspiration.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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418 reviews 418 reviews
35 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

I've lived in south central Kentucky for 4 decades, 150 miles away, & have heard increasingly positive things about this WEST Kentucky event & museum. Finally, we made the trip; it was well worth the time, as an aesthetic asset that will have remain in our minds & hearts. The guides were most knowledgeable in presenting the artistic ability, skill... More 

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Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had a great time in this museum. The exhibits are changed often and you seldom see the same quilts twice.

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dallas,tx
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Unfortunately, you cannot take pictures inside the museum, and, in this case, a picture would certainly be worth a 1000 words. The museum is kind of divided into 2 eras. There are the patchwork quilts from the 1800s, and then the modern quilts which are really amazing works of art that just happen to be on a quilt. Our kids... More 

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Fredericktown
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you enjoy quilting or looking at quilts this is your place. These quilts are amazing and the displays are changed regularly. So you can come back again and again and not see the same thing.

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