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Paducah, Kentucky: Giant Needle and Thread

The chrome-plated needle is 22 feet high, and the attached red thread extends 46 feet, weaving in and out of the ground. Paducah is a destination for quilting.

533 N. 5th St., Paducah, KY
Downtown, on the south side of US-60 BUS/Martin Luther King Jr Drive, just west of its intersection with N. 5th St.
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Needle and thread.

Giant Needle and Thread

A huge needle and thread honoring the National Quilting Museum is on a random street corner. Nowhere near the museum. A giant nameplate lets everyone know who the artist is and seems to scream this artwork is copyrighted!! Love how the thread weaves in and out of the ground.

[Mike Gassmann, 12/30/2023]

Giant Needle and Thread.

Giant Needle and Thread

A twenty-two-foot high chrome-plated steel needle and thread sculpture, formally titled "E Pluribus Unum," is the work of artist Michael Terra. It was commissioned to honor the quilting and crafts culture in Paducah, highlighted by "QuiltWeek," the city's annual quilt show.

[Mark Caldwell, 08/24/2023]

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