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Thread: Paducah Quilt Show

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    I'm a Kentucky country gal whose passion is to quilt. Like most of you I love to find a pattern, search for the fabrics, cut it all up and sew it back together. My husband just shakes his head in utter disbelief that this is fun, but he did finish off a part of the basement so I could spread it all out and not have to scoot it to the end of the dining room table each evening. He hunts...sits in a tree for hours on end through rain and snow...and thinks I'm odd??

    I happened on this site while looking for a pattern with log cabin diamonds. The one on here is lovely. I have just completed another that was shown in an Oxmoor House book. It was my greatest challenge as of yet and my most satisfying accomplishment. It will be shown at the Grand Rivers Quilt Show next week.

    Paducah is having their AQS Show beginning on Wed,April 27th. I call this "MY Hunting Trip" and hubby gets to take care of the meals and the animals.

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    Welcome from upstate NY. Have a great time at Paducah. Wish I was going with you!

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    I'm going to Paducah quilt show and I have planned this year to go to Grand Rivers too. It's only 30 min. from Paducah and is the same days as the AQS show . I'm glad to see The Grand Rivers show is open till 9 pm on Thursday and Friday! Here is the website for Grand Rivers show if anyone is planning to be in Paducah for the show, you can see two shows! I have heard some like the Grand Rivers Show better!

    http://www.grandrivers.org/Quilt%20S...d%20Rivers.htm

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    Sometime you will have to plan to attend this. It is an annual event and 25,000 to 30,000 quilting crazy women attend.

    We have had a huge amount of rain and expect more today and tomorrow. I may have to find an alternative route into Paducah as so many roads are covered with water.

    There are so many lovely quilts...very intimidating...I won't live long enough to match most of those shown.

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    The Grand Rivers show is small in comparison to the Paducah Show, but I, too, have heard that many like it because it is more traditional than much of the Paducah Show. The winners are chosen by viewers choice, so each person who attends gets to vote on their choice of a full-sized quilt and the wallhanging of their choice. I'm excited about seeing mine on display.

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    Be sure to plan on eating at Patti's Settlement while in Grand Rivers. Very good restaurant.

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    Your 'hunting trip' sounds like fun! One year I am going to have my own 'hunting trip' to the Paducah and Texas shows!

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    I'm just a wee bit envious that you get to go to Padukah, but I still wish you lots of fun. Maybe you can report back and I can live vicariously through you for a moment. Padukah is actually on my bucket list.

    As for the hubby - I am lucky in that he likes the quilting. (He is my color coordinator and general idea bringer) His hobby: Astronomy. He will sit outside for hours looking at the night sky with his telescope. Me - not so interested (Dark and moskitos, need I say more?)

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    in Paducah be sure and stop by the Rotary show. It is about half way between downtown and the Mall. There will be an interesting exhibit of antique quilts. One of the Hoffman Challenge exhibits and of course, thousands of quilting stencils at The Stencil Co booth.

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    I'll be looking for your quilt. Saw some very pretty ones there few years back. They were more on my level than the ones I saw in Paducah.

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    I've noticed Paducah big money winning quilts are judged more for innovative technique then for master workmanship. All the quilts that make it in the show are almost perfect so none can be denied winning based on quality of work. Last year's winner was all thread painting to make the pattern of the quilt on a whole cloth background. Very dark in color and I didn't care for the theme of the quilt, but very innovative and of course expertly made. I haven't seen a traditional quilt win the best in show in years.

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    I ran into Paducah to Hancock's yesterday and, as my husband said, did a little "scouting." They were still in the midst of hanging quilts and getting ready. That place in wonderful!!

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    That is really exciting. It will be Multi Fan Star, made with Moda's French General. Hope you like it.

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    I know where that is, and will make it a "must" stop. Thanks!

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    You are so right! They are really out of my league. I still enjoy the traditional piecing. I like paper piecing, too. Mostly, I hand quilt, but my hands are beginning to yell at me, and I'm trying to teach myself to machine quilt. So far, I can stipple, but that's about it.

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    Congratulations, good luck and would you please post pictures of your quilt? Thank you
    Sue

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    Have a great time for all of us going with you in our imaginations! Remember we want pics from all of you that will be there!

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!

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    I hope to get there sometime. And the International in Houston too.

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    Your husband sounds just like mine. I',m crazy for cutting little pieces and then sewing them together again but he can sit in a tree for hours!!!!

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    I'm a Kentucky gal also but have never been to the Paducah quilt show. Maybe someday. Have fun. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sneed
    My husband just shakes his head in utter disbelief that this is fun, but he did finish off a part of the basement so I could spread it all out and not have to scoot it to the end of the dining room table each evening. He hunts...sits in a tree for hours on end through rain and snow...and thinks I'm odd??
    I could have written this statement myself.

    I love my "hunting trips" also -- shop hops, retreats and quilt shows..

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    Enjoy your trip to Paducah. I was there many years ago.

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    Welcome, have fun on your hunting trip and may you bring back some great trophies for your stash!

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    Oh, I am soooo jealous!!! Wishing I was going with!! Enjoy and have a ball, okay, so that isn't quilty..lol

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