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The National Quilt Museum, Paducah

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The National Quilt Museum pays homage to America's roots and showcases the country's finest quilt making. The permanent collection of more than 300 quilts is exhibited in a rotating schedule in the large, central gallery, which features 39 movable walls to display fully extended quilts for maximum impact. You'll notice that exhibits highlight color, technique, and craftsmanship. Fiber art is showcased in another gallery and honors the quilt-making practice as an art form. The museum was designed by quilt-makers to create a space that best suited the presentation of their work. With our international travel planner, Paducah attractions like The National Quilt Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I have never professed to have any interest in quilting. But, this museum is really quite good. I have seen quilt displays at county / fair grounds / events in the past. But, this was exceptional. Tak...  more »
  • Some of the pieces absolutely took your breath away! We were there when one of the quilters from California came in to see her work displayed in the museum. The attention to detail was truly magnifice...  more »
  • Like visiting an art museum, which it really is. One is awed by both the design and the craftsmanship in the museum's own collection of quilts as well as that of the rotating exhibits. Quilters from a...  more »
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  • I was dubious, not being a quilt fan. However, this turned out to be one of the most fun things we did in Paducah. Highly recommended. I would argue, though, that a lot of what they have on display would not qualify as quilts but as high-quality fiber art pieces.
  • So much talent. Every piece is an extraordinary piece of art that you know someone put their heart into. My husband accompanied me and was surprised by the level of talent on display here.
  • Expensive but the quilts are beautiful. So much work has gone into them.
  • Awesome Displays and informative staff. I could visit often if I lived in the area!
  • Really neat place to visit for a few hours. Even though it's a quilt museum you don't really have to be into quilts to enjoy it. The art and craftsmanship of the pieces is awesome.