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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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A great road trip

If you haven't been here, you need to go. It is always lovely. I am into crafty/artsy things so it is a no brainer for me, but even the folks I was with who don't necessarily go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

If you haven't been here, you need to go. It is always lovely. I am into crafty/artsy things so it is a no brainer for me, but even the folks I was with who don't necessarily go for such things enjoyed it a lot! GO!

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Brookport, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

For anyone remotely interested in quilting, this museum is not to be missed. The quilts are stunning. Excellent gift shop. Many restaurants nearby and you are right by the floodwall murals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Have visited every year since opened. Love to visit what I call old friends. Enjoy seeing past and present winners plus special exhibits

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ROCK FALLS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Some of the quilts are so well done you almost feel as though you are looking at a photo. Be sure to give yourself at least two hours to get through the quilts. Excellent gift shop, again, you will need to make sure you have plenty of browsing time.

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Gladstone, Missouri
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you think you are not interested in quilts, you will thoroughly enjoy the National Quilt Museum. If you adore quilts, you will adore this museum. Never in my life have I seen such precision, detail and imagination on a quilt. Our guide was very knowledgable about the quilts and quilters. When you visit, pay the extra for the guided... More 

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Trenton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A vast array of talent, skill, patience and vision displayed in this world-class museum. From traditional to modern and thematic to whimsical -- these quilts are works of art. You must see it, to believe it!

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you have ever quilted, or know someone who quilted, or think you might enjoy quilting or learning about it, you need to stop here. It's just a short ride from the interstate highway, the cost is minimal and the place is amazing! My mother made quilts, but they were always something to be tossed on the bed to keep... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A trip through this museum is a real treat. One cannot help but be overwhelmed with the wonder of the quilts. And the staff is most accommodating with offering comments and answering questions. Truly a must see when in Paducah.

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Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I accompanied my wife to this museum expecting to endure a protracted tour of boredom to satisfy her keen interest in this place. It is in fact, a remarkable collection of craft/art work. There are museum staff members present in the galleries to offer insights into the different forms of the craft that are on display.I think it is safe... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

5 friends and I recently stated in Paducha, KY for Quilt Week, their annual quilt extravaganza. The International Quilt Museum was one highlight of our stay. The marvelous volunteers who operate the museum were very well educated in the running of the museum and quite helpful. It was a marvelous museum. What was most impressive to me in this wonderful... More 

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