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. To visit The National Quilt Museum on your holiday in Paducah, and find out what else Paducah has to offer, use our Paducah road trip tool .
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  • This a museum of "today's" quilted. Nothing historical. However, the quilts were fantastic and inspiring. Loved the "Twisted" display. The miniatures were inspiring.  more »
  • Wasn't too excited about going in, but after seeing some of the work that went in to these Quilts, I was very impressed...fishing is my thing, my wife likes to SEW..I just went with her and was intrig...  more »
  • We spent a really nice afternoon and had a private tour with just one other couple. We were able to go through at our own pace, ask lots of questions from our docent. He had a lot of interesting stori...  more »
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  • The pieces were beautiful the prices were good the staff was rude. Loved the quilts their displayed wonderfully. Self guided tour take your time and enjoy. The staff treated us like we didn't belong in their environment. When we were leaving we joked how cozy the quilts made us feel we could take a nap. Well the "guide" we off on a tangent scolding us like children. These quilts are art worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. You would never sleep under "these" quilts. WOW lady breathe take it as a compliment.
  • I was not prepared for what awaited me when I entered The National Quilt Museum. I have seen quite a few excellent quilts before, but never anything of the quality of these. There were several different rooms in the museum featuring the work of different artists and there was a room that featured a guest artist. The intricate work and artistry of the quilts was more like a painting sometimes than a quilt. I would highly recommend going to the quilt museum.
  • Really enjoyed the museum. Great traditional quilts and new styles. If you're the kind of person who will enjoy a quilt museum you'll find it worth the additional fee to do the guided tour. The guide I had was very friendly and added a lot of great info and insights into the quilts on display.
  • Stopped in random since I was in town and thought heck why not. If you like Quilting then this is the place to go. Bigger then I thought and had a alot of different styles of Quilts. Make sure you check out the wooded Quilt in the Conference Room, it's pretty unique and really life like.
  • Paducah, KY was never on my list of places to go, but I had such a happy visit there! My friend and I were so fortunate to have a "local guide" who used to work there. (Visit her Wild Hair Rock Shop a few blocks away.) The display by Tall Girl was very beautiful and told her story through her art of quilting. It will make you cry. It will make you mad. It will inspire you to see how our problems are opportunities for growth and can be the path to our greatest joy in serving our purpose in this life. Left some Love there for all the textile artists, the Staff, everyone who walks through those doors, the Earth the building sits on and the River passing by. Please take some home with you. You must not touch the art pieces.....let them touch you! Allow the Love to heal you in every way you wish, with a grateful heart, every day. The Love Balmer
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