National Quilt Museum

National Quilt Museum

On our way to Tennessee while driving through Paducah, my mom commented, “Let’s stop by the quilt museum”.

The museum is located downtown and was easy to drive to late on a Sunday afternoon.

Two hours later we were glad we did.  The quilts are amazingly beautiful and varied.  We enjoyed the traditional as well as the unique and different.  This stained glass design depicts a traditional quilt floral.  The museum is the world’s largest museum devoted to quilts and fiber. The museum has had visitors from all 50 states and over 40 foreign countries.

My favorite quilt was a forest scene that looked like you could walk right in!  If heading for Paducah, take time to visit this lovely museum. Besides the quilts themselves there is amazing stained glass windows in the lobby and bronze statues depicting the Lewis and Clark outside the museum.  The museum is located near the old downtown area where visitors can see the murals along with river that depicts the city’s history and visit other historic sites in Paducah.  The National Quilt Museum  is located at 215 Jefferson,  Paducah, KY 42001. Call 270-442-8856 for details.  Be ready to spend a couple hours, it takes that long to take it all in.

 

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