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Constance Alexander: Japanese quilts demonstrate art of design, use of space

Sew a button. Darn a sock. Tack a hem. That’s about it when it comes to my needle-and-thread skills, so I’d be the last person to look at work in the 12th Quilt Japan exhibit at Paducah’s National Quilt Museum and claim, “I could do that.” Nevertheless, curator Judy Schwender has actually heard those words from some museum visitors. Occasionally, she has to refrain from ordering them to...

Before school starts, consider an educational trip through Kentucky history and culture

  August is back-to-school time, and according to the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism, what better time to think about places to take children to learn about Kentucky history and culture.   Museums, historic sites and attractions throughout the state offer young people many possible insights into Kentucky’s history and diverse culture.   At Kentucky museums, youngsters encounter...