Leaving Land Between the Lakes area and driving northwest towards Paducah, Kentucky where they have The National Quilt Museum. This is not your grandmothers' quilts!! Artful, interesting, clever, and so amazing!!! We weren't allowed to take photos of the quilts inside - they were having a couple of shows including quilts from Asian countries and the winners of the yearly quilt competition from the last 25 years - wonderful examples of the creativity and the stamina (some were, indeed, hand-stitched and took years to make!).
Magnolia blossoms blooming right outside the front door...and stained glass "quilts" in the windows.
We were allowed to take a photo of a piece of a quilt that was carved out of basswood by an artist in Tampa, Florida. The little quilt piece is part of it and shows how it's made of wood...and the quilt on the wall (which even when you stood in front of it, looked "real," is the full carved piece. (I know the sign said to NOT take a photo of the quilt but just the quilt piece...and I didn't intend to until I was trying to get the quilt piece and words and saw that the full quilt was just in the frame, too...sooo.....)