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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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Madison, Wisconsin
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115 reviews 115 reviews
20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

I am a quilter and really enjoyed this museum. My favorite was seeing the winners from the Paducah quilt show and the Nine Patch vintage quilts. I did ask to see the back of a quilt and was told no, why could they not wear gloves and show? We were just driving through, I would also request they open at... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I dragged my husband along to this museum and he ended up really enjoying it. The displays were wonderful. We spent at least an hour wandering around and taking in the creativity and skill involved in putting these quilts together.

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Salem, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is a marvelous place to visit if you can appreciate quilts as works of art! No photos were allowed inside the building. The exhibits while we were there were: Split Nine & Nine Patch Quilts, The Complete Quilter: Quilts of Pat Campbell, Miniature Quilts and the Museum Collection. There was a quilt made out of wood that was amazing.... More

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Orlando
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14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I visit relatives in Kentucky often and I try to get into the museum every visit. I have never been disappointed. The permanent and visiting exhibits are always wonderful, and the new winners are amazing. There is a lovely gift shop with many unique items. Even the t-shirts are extra special. Teh museum staff/volunteers are helpful and courteous. Paducah is... More

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Davenport
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

On our trip this fall we stopped at the National Quilt Museum in Paducha, Ky. I did not go in as I decided to do a walking tour of the town. I had a great time on my walk, but when I got back to meet my wife after she was done in the Museum I know it had made... More

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chicago
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7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Being a quilter, this museum has been on my list for awhile. I was not disappointed. The amount of talent and time that fills that museum, in those spectacular quilts, is truly amazing. Some are historic, some showcase new techniques. But every one is an inspiring and fantastic work of art. Much better than any textile exhibits in Chicago museums.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

THe Quilt Museum was not quite what we expected. The quilts on display were outstanding but they were more like tapestries than functional quilts. They did have a good nine-patch selection but no other types of quilts. Thought they would have many more examples of utilitarian type quilts.

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Madison, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Don't get me wrong, this is a very fine quilt museum. But somehow the designation "national" confuses people and makes them thing there is something truly unique about a place. What people don't realize is that the term national is simply conferred by an act of Congress usually initiated by a Congressional delegation as a way of getting more attention... More

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Troy, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Well worth the money! The artistry was like nothing i had ever seen before and examples of all types of quilting were simply breath-taking. Would recommend to everyone!

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Barneveld, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Just spent a large portion of the day at the museum. It was really wonderful. There is a collection of quilts owned by the museum that are in the main gallery, with two rotating exhibits on either side of the main gallery. Really nice collection, easy to see. My only complaint is not being able to see the backs of... More

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