We took the back country roads after leaving St. Louis, MO driving through and around fields of sorghum, corn, alfalfa and soybean, going east, then south to Florida. Our destination - The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY. Founded in 1991 and by a special act of Congress, was awarded the designation "The National Quilt Museum of the United States". It's the Mecca for quilters! What an amazing place. It takes your breath away! There were antique quilts, circa 1800s. Quilts from the Chicago School of Fusing, (where admittance is determined by one's ability to find Chicago on the map) featuring quilt artists,
It took us about two (2) hours to see the entire exhibit, unfortunately one is not allowed to take photographs (copyright issues, flash issues and so forth) but I was allowed this one at the entrance to the Museum's shop.