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Thread: BREAKING NEWS 2011 PADUCAH QUILT SHOW

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    Super Member moonwork42029's Avatar
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    BREAKING NEWS 2011 PADUCAH QUILT SHOW
    Show Continues Despite Flooding

    by Bonnie Browning, Executive Show Chair, 270-556-2133

    April 25, 2011, Paducah, Ky., - Due to high water along the lower Ohio River at Paducah, the floodgates that protect the city are being installed. To protect the safety of visitors to the American Quilter's Society annual Quilt Show & Contest, events usually held at the Paducah-McCracken County Expo and Julian C. Carroll Convention Center have been moved.

    Best of Show, category winners, and bed quilts will be on display at the Pavilion at the corner of 4th Street and Executive Boulevard. Vendors that were in the Expo Center will be there, too.

    At Kentucky Oaks Mall, 3470 James Sanders Boulevard, The Alliance for American Quilts display will be at Circuit City. The Pilgrim/Roy 2012 Challenge display and AQS Lancaster 2011 winners will be at Office Max, also at the mall. Vendors that were in the convention center will be located at Circuit City. Vendors that were in the Pavilion will be at Office Max.

    All classes and lectures and All Star Review will be held at First Baptist Church, 2890 Broadway, where the Wall Quilt contest and winners will be displayed.

    The Food Tent will relocate just two blocks to the Farmers Market located behind the museum at the T-intersection of 2nd Street and Monroe.

    As always, there will be Vendors on Kentucky at 200 Kentucky Avenue, also known as the Finkel Building, and the Hurt Book Sale.

    Events planned for Carson Four Rivers Center and The National Quilt Museum will continue in place. The Yo Yo ladies, Live Auction, and Silent Auction will be at The National Quilt Museum.

    Shuttles will run between all venues so visiting quilters may travel safely.

    A little water can't stop the 2011 AQS Quilt Show in Paducah. Come see us!


    This is from their website.

    Side note: Circuit City & Office Max are 2 stores that closed down a few years ago and they are using their buildings. They are not IN the mall, they are beside the mall next to Gander Mountain and Shoe Carnival. Don't go into the mall looking for them :).

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    Funny I just saw this on the news.

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    Oh what a shame!!

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    Looks like they got it covered though, so the show will go on :)

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    Does anyone live in Paducah that can give me first hand information on the flooding, roads closed etc. We have driven from florida to NC to pick up another friend and heard there were issues in Paducah. We are unsure whether to continue on to Paducah or not. We are staying with an aunt in Marion Ill. Any comments welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1screech
    Does anyone live in Paducah that can give me first hand information on the flooding, roads closed etc. We have driven from florida to NC to pick up another friend and heard there were issues in Paducah. We are unsure whether to continue on to Paducah or not. We are staying with an aunt in Marion Ill. Any comments welcome
    For what it's worth, I have a friend in the vicinity of Marion (about an hour WNW of Paducah), and there has been a lot of rain for days on end, with more coming. It moves southeastward, so of course it will be all along many people's drive. There are flood warnings along the Ohio River including Paducah. The city has a flood wall, but you need to pay very close attention to weather reports. A little battery operated weather radio might be a good investment.

    Whatever you do, everyone, please never drive into water. In an unfamiliar area, you can't tell if it's 3" deep or 20". Water moves with tremendous force, and it only takes a few inches to wash your car out of your intended path. I live near Houston, which is flat and low-lying. Every time there is heavy rain here there are pictures on the evening news of motorists afloat. I do not want to hear of any of our quilt friends in that predicament!

    Thursday and Friday are supposed to be sunny in Paducah, but the river will keep rising because of earlier rain.

    Weather.com has the following warnings: http://www.weather.com/weather/alert...efrom=national

    Have fun - if you go in spite of all this! We'll be waiting for you to come back to do some show and tell.

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    Right now everything is still "on" for the show. I just checked the local news and AQS website and nothing has changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029
    Right now everything is still "on" for the show. I just checked the local news and AQS website and nothing has changed.
    Thank you. I've been watching the weather. Lots of rain and storms there. I hope it clears up for most of the show.

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    Thanks for the info. I still plan on flying out on Thursday. Hope it goes ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Funny I just saw this on the news.
    cjomomma...we are headed to Paducah tomorrow but will be staying in Murray. We are at the Hampton Inn. Can you tell me anything I need to know!!
    Suzi

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