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The National Quilt Museum

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Address: 215 Jefferson St, Paducah, KY 42001
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+1 270-442-8856
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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A feast for the eyes!

Both inspiring and intimidating, the quilts in this museum ran the gamut of techniques, age, and style. We spent longer than we had anticipated wandering and admiring the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Lombard, Illinois
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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Both inspiring and intimidating, the quilts in this museum ran the gamut of techniques, age, and style. We spent longer than we had anticipated wandering and admiring the beautiful fabrics, stitches, and workmanship. The staff in the exhibit halls provided a lot of information which enhanced our understanding and appreciation of what we were seeing.

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Pacific Grove, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were on a road trip, and stopped in Paducah for the night. We visited this museum because it was highly rated on TripAdvisor. It certainly deserves high ratings, with many quilts of intricate and interesting designs. This place is a must-see in Paducah.

Thank RickThePick
Pecs, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a unique exhibition. I forgot to count but there are at least 100 items. Not counting the many little quilts made by children. Photo is prohibitid. Story of the quilt and its maker is described next to every piece. There are interesting goods in the museum shop as well.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We where impressed by the fine detail the was shown in each quilt on display. Take your time to look at each quilt in great detail for it will show you the time honored art of quilting.

Thank 123456topman
Champaign, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a quilter and enjoyed this well curated museum greatly. Surprisingly my husband even appreciated it. It is laid out very well and the quilts are truly works of art.

Thank Susan3181959
Collinsville, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very surprised at the caliber of the museum. I was not interested in going to it, but as the rest our foursome wanted to see it, I begrudgingly went. I am glad it did. The workmanship of the quilts was outstanding. The staff and docents were extremely knowledgeable and VERY friendly. Whoever started or funded the museum did... More 

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Chester, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Impressive display of the best of the best in quilts. While visiting Hancock's of Paducah fabric store, we took in the museum. It was quite impressive. The only disappointment is that we were not allowed to take pictures. Although the value for the entrance fee ($11) is good.....no pictures is a downer.

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The quilts on display are beyond description. The work that the artists put into them is just stunning. My favorite was of a forest scene in California. I felt like I could just step into it. The detail was fantastic. I was a little disappointed in the fact that there was not anything about the history of quilting or artifacts... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Don't miss the National Quilt Museum with exhibits of traditional beautifully crafted quilts as well as contemporary designs. Loved the exhibit "quilt by design" where skilled quilters took antique or imperfect quilt topics and turned them into works to save and admire. In the bookstore, more books on quilting in one space than you can imagine.

Thank Jody B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

A vast museum with many styles and types of quilts from all over the country. I have never seen a place like it. There is even a wooden quilt! (you might not be able to spot it though).

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