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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  • 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.
  • Who thought quilts were like art but they are amazing to see. A lot of hard work and great talent to put these together.
  • 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
  • Wow! This should be called the national quilt ART museum. Amazing works of art - some of the quilts seemed like paintings when you stood back, they were so detailed and beautiful. You do not have to be a quilt fan to enjoy this museum - just a fan of beauty and craftsmanship.
  • I took my grandmother to this museum as she has always wanted to go visit. I went expecting that this museum would be something that only my grandmother would like and my brother and I would just have to "suffer through" for her sake. I was pleasantly surprised that that wasn't the case. The quilts inside the museum were not like any quilts that I've ever seen before. They were more like works of art. The different styles, colors, and sizes were amazing. The kind of care and love that were put into each quilt by their artist clearly shows. I am not a quilter or "quilt person" but I really enjoyed this museum! I would recommend this museum for quilters and non-quilters alike. It's definitely something to see if you are in the area. (I know there wasn't any photography or videos allowed in the museum but I couldn't help but snapping off a few shots. I have included them with my review. I hope the artists can understand that I only took the pictures to highlight their works and attract more visitors to the museum.)

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