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The National Quilt Museum

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Address: 215 Jefferson St, I-24 Downtown Loop, Paducah, KY 42001-0714
Phone Number: +1 270-442-8856
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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 fiber art in the world. In an average year the museum is visited by quilters and art lovers from all 50 states and over 40 countries worldwide. Our exhibits rotate throughout the year so they will be different every time you visit. We are a four time TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner. If you enjoy art museum's you will love The National Quilt Museum.

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Will Open Your Eyes about Quilts

This 25-year-old museum will open your eyes about the art of quilting. It contains many examples of contemporary quilts that are works of art. While it's weak on traditional... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 June 2016
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

This 25-year-old museum will open your eyes about the art of quilting. It contains many examples of contemporary quilts that are works of art. While it's weak on traditional American quilts, it has stunning displays of modern quilts from all over the world. You won't believe the "wooden quilt." The stained glass windows, based on quilt patterns, also are amazing.... More 

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Ozark, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I am not a quilt person but am really glad I came. Beautiful works of art with great background information. I only spent one hour there but could have spent more. Easy parking and reasonably priced. Only rule I wished was different is the no camera rule. However I respect their wishes. These quilts are not just in the old... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

I thought 20,000 plus square feet would take some time to go through, but 2 hours will allow you to read every single sign and quilt that is here. Also, if you are thinking this will be about keeping the tradition of quilting alive think again. Most of the quilts are machine done and and many where more of art... More 

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Staunton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

I grew up nearby and family still live nearby so after decades we visited the museum and was pleasantly surprised. Amazing talent and displays. We do not quilt so the details and complexity of the technical aspect goes over our heads. We very much enjoyed the museum with friendly, helpful staff and amazing exhibits and quilts. They change them regularly... More 

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Fredonia, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Everyone should visit. They have permanent and changing exhibits. Always like to go after the big quilt show to see the winners if they were donated to the museum.

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Brooksville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

I am an experienced hand quilter but words are just inadequate to describe the beauty of these quilts. Many are hand quilted!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Amazing, my sister had been here 20 years ago. It is well worth the trip. You will be amazed on what you can use to make a quilt. The design is even more interesting.

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Schaumburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Had not been here in almost 20 years. It is nice to know some place like the museum just keep getting better and better. Unbelievable place to go is you llove fabric or quilts. Indescribable beauty. Hard to imagine the time and artistic talent it took to make these beautiful quilts. Staff were very friendly and knowledgable. Well worth a... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

who knew? the NQM would be so awesome. " The Louvre of Quilts" you'll be amazed! Artistic genius. When in Paducah, stay at the Drury Inn, go to the NQM and the Purple Frog Winery!

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Metropolis, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

The displays at the Quilt Museum change regularly. So it is a place you can visit time and time again and see new creations from around the world. If you are here for one of the National Quilt Festivals there are workshops, and classes around the area.

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