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I am headed to Paducah and would love to know some of the things you've purchased while there....

I am headed to Paducah and would love to know some of the things you've purchased while there....

Old 04-14-2011, 03:18 AM
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I don't want to miss any of the good spots for shopping. So please tell about the things that you've purchased while you were there. Where is the best shopping for fabric; and the best place for tools.
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:23 AM
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There will be a lot of things to see and buy, so have fun! Sorry can't be more specific.
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:25 AM
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I'm so envious... enjoy!
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Originally Posted by Marion Jean
I'm so envious... enjoy!
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You have to check out Hancock's of Paducah and Eleanor's quilt in a day shop. There is lots to see and do there.
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Wear good walking shoes. Bring your camera. Make a list of specific things you want to look at or buy. Definitely put Hancock's of Paducah and Eleanor Burns tent on your list--her store, Quilt in a Day is nearby. I haven't bought anything at those places but it's an experience to just see them.

Things I have bought: Martelli rotary cutter, Alto Quilt Cut 2, Rings that Bind book and tool, black Hobbs 80/20 batting. Stubby little screwdriver to remove stitch plate, Purple Thang stilleto, Curve Master presser foot, Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Blocks book, Starmaker 6 ruler from Kaye Wood, Not Your Grandmother's Tumbling Blocks, Grandmother's Flower Garden and something else booklets from Alicia's Attic.

Things I've gone just to see: Longarms & midarms, PC Quilter, John Flynn--that man is yummy, Eleanor Burns tent show, Hancock's of Paducah back room sale table, the Quilt Museum and the mural on the river wall.

Last year, hubby pulled a muscle in his back on the way down so we didn't walk around very much but we still managed to get pictures of many of the quilts and saw the downtown shops. We got a flyer while downtown about some place called Surplus City in the old Walmart on the south-side so I went and checked that out while hubby napped in the car. Not quilt related but I scored a fabulous set of heavy flatware, a cotton bath rug, and a bunch of clothes for myself. I had a shopping cart piled up with bargains and only spent $80. The flatware was originally more than $80.
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If this is your first time, it will be so overwhelming. You will not believe how many quilts there are & how many vendors they have there. First know there's more than one floor of quilts & vendors to see at the convention center. Also there is the downtown area that has antique shops & vendors hidden in the buildings there. Eleanor Burns has a quilt shop in the downtown area plus she puts on a wonderful show out at the park (down the street from the Rotary Club & Dairy Queen) & has tons of things to see & buy there. Then there's Hancocks & if you love fighting crowds this will be the place for you. I personally don't buy that much fabric (I'm more of a gadget person)so Hancocks is not a must do for me. They have sooo much fabric & have great deals in the back. There use to be vendors in the Mall but I haven't made it there the last couple years because they had sorta dwindled off there. There's the quilt museum right down the street from the convention center that has quilts to see also, past winning quilts from the quilt show I think. Lots of places to eat, The Rotary club across the street from Dairy Queen has a quilt show & vendors there that's quite interesting. Then Hobby lobby has a sale on their fabrics too if you like HObby lobby's fabrics. But be sure to wear comfortable shoes & take a water bottle with you. You will be popping a squat quite often on the ground & a good bottle of water is refreshing! Have fun hope to see you there.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:20 AM
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WOW sounds like I better start of list of books, etc. that I have been lusting after. Thanks for your "bought" list. I'm sure looking forward to our trip next week.
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