PADUCAH, Ky., March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Now in its 25th anniversary year, the National Quilt Museum (http://www.quiltmuseum.org) in Paducah has yet another reason to celebrate. Southern Living magazine has included the facility on its list of the 25 best museums in the South. The museum shares this prestigious honor with several of the most well known and respected museums in the United States including the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando; the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City; the High Museum of Art in Atlanta; and the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore.
"Being listed alongside some of the most respected museums in the South is a tremendous honor," says National Quilt Museum CEO Frank Bennett. "Today's quilters are exceptionally gifted artists and we look forward to introducing millions more people to their work."
Over 110,000 people per year experience National Quilt Museum in-facility and travelling exhibits. The museum is a global destination, annually hosting visitors from all 50 US States and over 45 countries worldwide. The museum is a four time TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner with visitor review scores among the top 10% of attractions worldwide. Paducah, Kentucky is a UNESCO Creative City.
The description of the National Quilt Museum in Southern Living emphasizes how everyone can appreciate the artistry on display. "When people visit it changes their perception of what quilters can do. They come to understand that quilting is an art form. Often men do not think they are going to enjoy it, but once they enter the galleries they become raving fans," Bennett explains.
The National Quilt Museum's mission is to bring the work of today's quilter to new and expanding audiences worldwide. The museum is open year-round 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday. It is also open Sundays 1am to 5pm March through November. Get more information at www.quiltmuseum.org.
Southern Living magazine was founded in 1966 and has achieved a circulation of approximately 2.8 million. Based in Birmingham, Southern Living is the leading periodical on food, style, culture and travel in the Southern U.S.
Amanda Ball, Marketing Director
National Quilt Museum
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