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Thread: When in Paducah - Eleanor Burns Shop

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    Im sure ya'll don't want to miss this shop - it not far from the museum! Have fun! - You luckies! 'wish I was going this year!

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    I stopped in that shop while I was at the bar b que festival in August. IT is always, clean, neat, cheerfully stocked, decorated and operated. The fabrics are reasonably priced. NO, I do not know Eleanor burns, just a nice little shop.

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    I know OF Mrs Burns, but not personally, by the way. We were amazed at the great prices and helpfulness of the employee there.

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    I've been to the Eleanor Burn's shop in CA and didn't think it was that great. What is the difference between that one and the one in Paducah?

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    are the floors covered in her little scraps??? :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    are the floors covered in her little scraps??? :lol:
    LOL You should have heard my hubby laugh the first time I showed her working on an internet video. I thought he was gonna pee his pants! She is the Bob Ross of quilting! Happy little clouds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by knlsmith
    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    are the floors covered in her little scraps??? :lol:
    LOL You should have heard my hubby laugh the first time I showed her working on an internet video. I thought he was gonna pee his pants! She is the Bob Ross of quilting! Happy little clouds!
    HAH, she is!!! I'd never thought of it like that but she really is. I met her last year in Paducah. She signed two books for me, I showed her a picture of the quilt I made for my daughter and she took time to really look at it and make some very nice comments. She's actually a very small lady, I was surprised at how short and little she really is. She was also very sweet. I plan to go back this year too.

    That "throwing the scraps" really used to irritate me until I said something about it on here. Someone says that she uses them in the end and she also has them bagged up for sale. I guess when she first started she had a bag for scraps taped to her table and the sewing machine company didn't like it and made her get rid of it so she started throwing them over her shoulder.

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    She has great sales on line. Lots of 3 dollar a yard in her fabric frensy area.
    If you have Direct TV her show is on the RFD channel.
    Also lots of her shows on her website and on quilterstv
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    She did tell the story on one of her shows about the director telling her to get rid of the scrap bag and she started throwing them over her shoulder. Its her trade mark now.
    The best thing about her is she is not greedy like a couple of other famous quilters that charge for watching there shows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishNY
    I've been to the Eleanor Burn's shop in CA and didn't think it was that great. What is the difference between that one and the one in Paducah?
    My guess would be that it is the people who actually run it. The lady in Paducah is charming, just like she has met a long lost friend.

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    OMG! I'm going to the Paducah show Wonder if I can get a chance to meet her??? Wow That would be AWESOME! I hope I wouldn't say anything dumb, i tend to babble a little when nervous.

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    For anyone going to Paducah, be sure to check the Quilt in a Day web site for your 30% off one item coupon. There are three different places that it's good at--maybe even one per place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishNY
    I've been to the Eleanor Burn's shop in CA and didn't think it was that great. What is the difference between that one and the one in Paducah?
    'Easy answer to this question...It's in the Bluegrass State of KY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shequilts
    Quote Originally Posted by IrishNY
    I've been to the Eleanor Burn's shop in CA and didn't think it was that great. What is the difference between that one and the one in Paducah?
    'Easy answer to this question...It's in the Bluegrass State of KY!
    People do seem to be more easy going in the South.

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    I will be at the Paducah show, too. Eleanor Burns usually has a tent set up at the fair grounds and has demonstrations. I know many who have attended, I have not gone myself to see her, but "they" all say she is fun to watch, especially in person.

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    Eleanor has tent sales at the fairgrounds and puts on a free show twice a day. She is in her barn always signing books when not engaged in part of the quilt show. She never looks tired or bored not even after the 200th book signing and picture taking of the day. She isn't behind a table or or barricaded off, she's right there in the mix with you. Her shop downtown Paducah has the designer fabric lines, the tents have the fabric frenzy sales. The barn is full of her patterns, completed quilts, gifts, notions, books, and her staff. Her son is always at the tents and he's extremely easy on the eyes! and very friendly just like his mother.

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    She's far funnier in person than on her show. I saw her last year.

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    Wish I could go.

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    I went to the Paducah store just down the street from the museum. They were very nice and the prices weren't too bad, I got a bunch of fat quarters. Just missed she and her son at the Lancaster quilt show, but did use the 30% off coupon and got the hardcover book, "Still Stripping after 25 years". Hubby wouldn't let me pay to go back to the show the next day just to get her signature....sigh. I really like the book, I think the instructions are the most thorough I've ever seen, lots of pics. Spaced throughout are bits and pieces of the Eleanor Burns story, she is a really gutsy lady! (aren't all quilters ;-) )

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    I went to the Paducah store just down the street from the museum. They were very nice and the prices weren't too bad, I got a bunch of fat quarters. Just missed she and her son at the Lancaster quilt show, but did use the 30% off coupon and got the hardcover book, "Still Stripping after 25 years". Hubby wouldn't let me pay to go back to the show the next day just to get her signature....sigh. I really like the book, I think the instructions are the most thorough I've ever seen, lots of pics. Spaced throughout are bits and pieces of the Eleanor Burns story, she is a really gutsy lady! (aren't all quilters ;-) )
    OMG. di you tell him you were thinking about being single for a day? LOL

    I have to meet her. No, I am not a stalker, I just really think she is neat. :) Any tips on finding her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by knlsmith
    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    I went to the Paducah store just down the street from the museum. They were very nice and the prices weren't too bad, I got a bunch of fat quarters. Just missed she and her son at the Lancaster quilt show, but did use the 30% off coupon and got the hardcover book, "Still Stripping after 25 years". Hubby wouldn't let me pay to go back to the show the next day just to get her signature....sigh. I really like the book, I think the instructions are the most thorough I've ever seen, lots of pics. Spaced throughout are bits and pieces of the Eleanor Burns story, she is a really gutsy lady! (aren't all quilters ;-) )
    OMG. di you tell him you were thinking about being single for a day? LOL

    I have to meet her. No, I am not a stalker, I just really think she is neat. :) Any tips on finding her?
    Is it Carlson Park where she has one of her shops set up and also a big tent? Anyway it's the park in Paducah that's part of the quilt show event. That's where she does a show and I met her there. Right after her show she goes into the bldg, near the back and signs book. So if you're there, leave the show about 15 minutes early, grab one of her books, ask where she's going to sign and stake out your spot at the head of the line. Once that show lets out a HUGE line forms in a heartbeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    She's far funnier in person than on her show. I saw her last year.
    Why can't you go rapture? Just drive south to Paducah! Paducah is just over the border from Illinois - 15 minutes tops!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchinwitch
    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    She's far funnier in person than on her show. I saw her last year.
    Why can't you go rapture? Just drive south to Paducah! Paducah is just over the border from Illinois - 15 minutes tops!
    oops! wrong person - sorry

    :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    Hubby wouldn't let me pay to go back to the show the next day just to get her signature....sigh.
    ? I can't imagine DH not letting me do anything unless he suddenly developed a brain tumor that took over his reasoning. :lol:

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    When she comes out with new books on her website you can order ahead of time for a signed copy.
    I got the Victory Quilt book that way.
    No way I can get to Paducah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    Hubby wouldn't let me pay to go back to the show the next day just to get her signature....sigh.
    ? I can't imagine DH not letting me do anything unless he suddenly developed a brain tumor that took over his reasoning. :lol:

    Oh u r too funny. I guess I really shouldn't blame him, he did say , I can' t see spending the money just for that, but if it's what u want....." Course then he reminded me that there would most likely be a line and since we were leaving for home in Early afternoon it would severely cut into our time to see the secondary quilt show at the Continental inn and all the other fabulous lqs's ... Opps! He had me there lol

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