"Throughout Kentucky, groups can get locally made goods as well as experiences or tours that showcase the crafting behind them. Bourbon-related items from Bardstown come with talks by master distillers about the history of bourbon. Fiber art gifts remind travelers of the singular art quilts on display in Paducah’s National Quilt Museum. And at the Kentucky Artisan Center, visitors can purchase paintings, pottery and other artwork and hear stories from local artists that dreamed them up.

Travelers get to tap into their own creativity to create personalized quilts at the National Quilt Museum. The Museum Experience program lets guests experiment with precut fabrics in a variety of colors. Guides walk them through the process of designing the block, quilting it and framing it.

In the end, participants take home a work of fiber art they made themselves."

By Eliza Myers, The Group Travel Leader

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