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The National Quilt Museum

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“quilt museum”(181 reviews)
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...more
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215 Jefferson St, Paducah, KY 42001-0714
+1 270-442-8856
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Reviewed 1 week ago

"Stunning" might summarize the visual treat that awaits you at this gem of a museum in an otherwise plain midwestern small city. My quilter wife and I visited a few years back so we knew the world-class quality of the works of art and craft...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 1 week ago

In my ignorance, i always thought of quilts as only a way to dispose of leftover odds and ends, scraps of material. Visiting this museum changed my mind completely: quilting is art. The masterpieces shown in this collection compete favorably with the best in photography,...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful experience. My favorite was the wooden quilt displayed in a meeting room at the front of the museum.

Thank BarbaraHB6003ZW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right off the bat, I’ll admit I wasn’t that excited to go to this museum—but I’m so glad I did! It is as much an art and history museum as anything else. Since the exhibits rotate there is a wide variety of practical quilts and...More

Thank taradk56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome museum with quilts I never imagined. Friendly staff and nice gift shop too. Parking is convenient to the museum.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a don't-miss place for anyone who appreciates fine craftsmanship, not just quilters. The quilts are exquisite and are true works of art.

Thank Dennis J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a quilter and this museum has always been a destination I wanted to go to. It did not disappoint. The quilts were awesome and all were labeled so you knew the story for each quilt. The people were knowledgeable and kept watch so...More

Thank MJO1970
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quilting is an art, not a craft; and, this magnificent and diverse collection proves that. A wonderful way to spend a few hours. Nice staff.

Thank BatGuano30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Paducah for a Conference and the Museum was one of the choices we could see. The reception was Great because the person setting up the choices was off because of family and know one at the Conference or Museum knew anything about...More

Thank leftout
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting to walk through an exhibit of Grandma’s quilts. I was truly amazed to find nearly a hundred unique works of intricately crafted pieces of art. These quilts, stained glass pieces and other sculptures are so painstakingly created, you will find yourself spending...More

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14 June 2018|
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Response from GoToGrowGirl | Reviewed this property |
Hello Traveler. If you are really into quilts, you could spend the whole day there. If you want to have a glimpse into an important element of the American experience, but don't need to examine every single quilt, in... More
Ruth S
6 September 2017|
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Response from Frank B | Property representative |
I'm a little confused. The National Quilt Museum does not take reservations. Please call us at 270-442-8856, we are happy to help you with your concern.
Ruth S
6 September 2017|
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Response from Frank B | Property representative |
The museum does not take reservations. Perhaps you have us confused with another museum. Thanks for your interest.