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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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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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Should be Art-Quilt Museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Columbus OH
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Columbus OH
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Paducah, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Has a wonderful variety of quilts. There are some that are always on display and some areas that have theme quilts and change periodically. Always very interesting. A very nice gift shop is also located in the building with many nice things to choose from. Most are quilt themed but there are also many hand crafted things made in KY.

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Chelsea
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The museum was well worth the stop. My husband is not a big fan of quilts really enjoyed seeing this. The staff were wonderful and fully explained anything we wanted to know. We really enjoyed our visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Annual conventions and quilting shows and classes in April. The quilts on exhibit are actually pieces of fabric art. Entire family except small children will enjoy going there. Guests from many countries visit in April and vie for Quilting prizes and awards and for inspiration and learning about the art of quilting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

the quilts in here on display are simply amazing. My wife wanted to go here on our way to Florida so we stopped for a visit. For a guy who doesn't have a great interest in such things,I was truly amazed. Be sure to check out old downtown nearby too.

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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
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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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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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