AQS Paducah Show
Did anyone else go to Paducah this past week? Our round robin group drove to KY Thursday and came home Sunday - 6 quilters, 2 cars, over 1300 miles, and over 300 quilts!
The show was fabulous - so many talented quilters and lots of great vendors. We spent all day Friday at the show in the Expo, Convention Center, and Pavilion on the banks of the Ohio River. I enjoyed the river very much as we don't have big rivers in NC. "Next time" we plan to allot two days to the show.
The National Quilt Museum close by the show site is a treasure. Such wonderful volunteers to answer your questions and the exhibits change every 3 months. We spent a couple of hours in the museum Saturday afternoon.
Of course, we had to go to Hancock's of Paducah, the world's biggest quilt shop, and it just might live up to that title. Mind boggling bolt, after bolt, after bolt of lovely quilting fabrics.....but at high retail prices. And great sales help to get you what you need. The fabrics are arranged by brand/manufacturer so finding themed fabrics is a little harder.
For a small town, Paducah has a lot to offer: the flood wall murals are a must see, the Market Square area of downtown has quilt shops, galleries, restaurants, live music, and we had the teen prom procession of tuxes, formal gowns, and picture-taking-parents to watch from the benches near the live jazz band. "Next time" we want to have time to see more of the museums and historic sites.
You need to add the AQS Show in Paducah to your "bucket list!"