Sunday, September 23, 2018

National Quilt Museum and Going Down South Up the Tennessee River

Saturday, we traveled back to Paducah, KY to see the National Quilt Museum.  While we were tied up at the transient dock in Paducah, we were minutes away from the quilt museum but it was 96 very hot degrees with 90% humidity that day and we just didn't have it in us to drag ourselves out into the merciless sun away from the air conditioner.  So after leaving Paducah and boating 7 hours by way of the Ohio, Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers to Grand Rivers, Ky, we hopped in the marinia's loaner car and drove 30 minutes back to Paducah from Grand Rivers to see the museum on a cool, cloudy and slightly rainy day.  It was well worth it.  We went with Gypsy Spirit and Blue Goose and  had a really fun day.  After we oohed and aahed over all the quilts, we headed for Kirchhoff's Deli for lunch. 

That's the news and here are some views:

We are here:

Today's Route from Green Turtle Bay, KY to Paris Landing State Park, TN

Viridian at Green Turtle Bay with Blue Goose and Spiritus

Meriwether Lewis and his dog Seaman

Chief Paducah 

William Clark

The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY

Every Cloud has a Silver Lining  -  This is a stunning work of art but I love the story behind it.  You can read it below.

For the wedding of my beloved daughter   -  this quilt was gorgeous.
I did wonder how it came to be in the museum when it was made for a daughter's wedding gift.
A closer look at the details

Bed quilts

Quilt Wallhanging

This quilt isn't made of cotton or wool or any other fabric.  It is made of  basswood.  It was carved and painted to look like a quilt.

Beautiful Kentucky Lake

HWY 79

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