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Thread: Help!! My DH surprised me with a birthday trip and we just arirved in paduka

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    Help!! My DH surprised me with a birthday trip and we just arirved in paduka

    What do we need see and do. Any suggestions. just arrived in paduka kentucky
    Nancy

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    Make sure you see the quilting museum. I think Eleanor Burns still has a store in Paducah. Also go down to the river and see the paintings on the flood wall. If you are into history go across the river to Metropolis Illinois and tour Fort Masaac. It is connected to Lewis and Clark.

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    What a great husband. You are lucky girl...HAVE FUN!!!

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    I think Caryl Byer-Fallert (or however you spell her name) has a shop/studio there also. I am sure if you ask around, the natives can point you in the right direction. Have fun!!!!!!

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    SEE IT ALL DO IT ALL AND HAVE A GREAT TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PS buy lots of fabric and take lots of pictures to post on the Board

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    Don't forget Hancocks of Paducah.
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    Oh My I cant remember a street name but you dont want to miss Eleanore Burns shop. I only remember its not too far from the Executive Inn. Have a wonderful time and a safe trip home!

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    First (I bet you've already done this) Kiss That Man!!!! What a sweetie! Next - I don't know.....never got the opportunity to go to Paducah!!!

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    Make sure you eat lunch at Kirchhoff's Bakery downtown. 118 Market House Square. We always have lunch during the quilt show and it is always wonderful.

    The Museum is worth a visit. Great quilts and nice gift shop.

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    Make sure!!!! you go to Hancock's of Paducah...you'll cry at the sheer amount of fabric and every known notion they have there! They also have fair pricing and a good clearance section usually. Wish I was close enough to go...I am a charter member of AQS and never missed a show until we left Memphis...I STILL hate it!
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    What a wonderful gift from your DH. See as much as you can for thetime that you have. Don't forget to stop and breathe, though and enjoy the sights. Have fun!
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    Quilt in A Day fabric shop is on 4th street and most all fabric is 5.00 a yard. Hobby Lobby is nice and Hancock's Fabrics is full of fabric but they are a bit pricey. If you like Chinese food, then you have to go to Chongs. There is one out by Kentucky Oaks Mall and one on Jackson Street.

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    Be sure to:
    see the flood wall murals on the river (katty corner from museum)
    quilt museum
    hancocks is pricey to me also --- local shops are friendlier too
    chocolate factory on 2nd street (just down the street from the museum)
    If you like peach wine there is the Purple Toad Winery just a few miles out of town...worth the trip
    "Does" has terrific steaks but expect to drop about $75 - $100 for 2 people
    "Patties" is in Grand River...about 30 minutes east of Paducah...check it out...wow is all I can say...
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    Be sure to pick up a Paducah Visitors Guide. It has many wonderful things in it: Quilt Museum, Lower Town Arts District, Wall to Wall murals, Carson Center, Clemens Fine Art Center, Paducah School of Art, PAPA Gallery, Yeiser Art Center, there are many workshops, trolly rides, guided tours, etc. ENJOY!

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    If you go to Metropolis ask about Super Man and have your picture taken with him

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    You lucky girl, you!! Have fun and let us all know what you happen upon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggiesmom View Post
    Don't forget Hancocks of Paducah.
    Make sure you go to Hancocks after you have eaten and allow plenty of time!! get a cart the minute you walk in the door.. I was there for easily 2 hours. The place has a nice lay out and has so much to look at it's best to go with a project, two or three in mind. good luck.
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    I love Paduka, I go to Metropolis,Illinois alot - I enjoy going to the casino there. I always take one day and go to Paducah. I like wandering the streets down by the river. Now that I have been bitten by the quilting bug I will have new places to visit. Enjoy your trip, I will going in 2 weeks and I will be checking out the quilt shops this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewwhat85 View Post
    What do we need see and do. Any suggestions. just arrived in paduka kentucky
    1st, Kiss the hubby OMG!! 2nd, buy 2 8gig memory cards for your camera, 3rd, see everything, take pictures of everything, do everything and spend as much money as you can on fabric!

    Have Fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Enjoy the Quilt Museum, Hancocks, The Burns shop, the painted wall along the river. I remember there were lots of wonderful restaurants and shops not far from the Quilt Museum.

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    thanks for all of the ideas, i will be going to the quilt show, can't wait, never been to the quilt show. shopping is my number one goal. Hope you have a great weekend while you are their
    Mary

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    Wow Congrats. That is one place I would love to go.
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    Want to go to Hancocks for their selection of fabric

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    Check out the hours of the shops you want to visit. I know Eleanor Burns is closed on Sunday and Hancocks may also be closed on Sunday. My husband took me this past September. It turns out it was the same weekend as the Bar-B-Que festival down by the river front. It was a beautiful day. I did some quilt shopping at Eleanor Burns (super nice people), we walked around the river front, had a nice bar-b-que lunch and shopped at Hancocks (large large large selection, but not the friendliest people. I told my husband, how can you not be friendly working with all of this wonderful fabric.) We had great time. Enjoy!

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    In the past Hancock's of Paducah was not open on Sundays; I don't know if they changed their hours of operation.

    The quilt museum rotates their display, which makes each visit interesting; the best visit I had was when they had the annual quilt show.

    Enjoy your visit and your DH!

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