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Thread: Have you gone to the Paducah quilt show...planning for 2013

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    Have you gone to the Paducah quilt show...planning for 2013

    If you have been or live near Paducah...please give me any information that could make my stay pleasant. I see most hotels are already booked.

    What other cities are good to stay in?
    I plan to fly into St. Louis...from there what else should I see?
    All helpful information would be appreciated.

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    I attended Paducah this year and had a blast! I stayed outside of Paducah in Benton KY on Kentucky Lake. Checkout Whispering Oaks.com. This place was great! Prices were great also. Would stay there again. As far as the quilt show, if you don't want to pay for parking, you can park downtown by the river next to where they have a farmer's market. There is a bus that picks up/drops off right by the parking lot and goes right by the convention center where the quilt show is held. What a deal! I also ventured out to Metropolis MO (home of Superman) and tried my luck at the Casino. Hope this info helps you out. You will have a blast!

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    I stayed at Marion, Il an hour away approx. It actually worked great. I wouldn't mind getting closer but this worked too.

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    I went the last two years. Both times we stayed at AMERICA'S BEST VALUE INN on Old Cairo Rd. Not fancy but cheap, clean and convient location. The first year we took the shuttle around but we wasted a lot of time waiting on it to arrive. The second year we drove. Easy town to get around in. What we did, that turned out very well for us, is we had free breakfast at the motel, then a nice lunch (with doggie bags) and ate in the room at night. The rooms have fridg and microwave. Our favorite place to eat was RAFFERTYS on Hinkerville Rd.

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    while you are in paducah, be sure to walk along the river and see the wonderful murals.
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    If your coming from CA and not renting a car you will definitely need to stay in town somewhere. Once there the buses can get you where you want to go.

    However, if you're going to have a car, about 30 minutes to the east of Paducah is Grand Rivers. There is Lighthouse Landing that is right on the lake and beautiful and not real expensive. There is also Green Turtle Bay Inn that is beautiful and on the lake. Check them out on the Internet.

    And in Grand Rivers is Patti's restaurant, a must if you can get there. Their pork chops are delicious!!!

    We're going again and it will be our tenth year.

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    Now I am getting excited...I need to get my husband interested in going with me...what do loving husbands do while I am at the show?

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    I went to the Paducah show about three years ago and it was a wonderful trip with Heritage Quilt tours. We saw all kinds of historic places in Kentucky and they transported us to the show every day as well. Their tours are to all the major quilting shows in the United States and are a great deal for a single traveler like me. Since my husband died I travel alone and am now 86 so enjoy being with others with the same interests. What wonderful people I have met! I am happy to share the ideas. Paducah is a great town and great show. Have fun!

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    What are the dates for the Paducah quilt show?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda58 View Post
    What are the dates for the Paducah quilt show?
    April 22-28 2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum View Post
    I stayed at Marion, Il an hour away approx. It actually worked great. I wouldn't mind getting closer but this worked too.
    I also stayed in Marion and I guess I drive faster cause it didn't take me an hour (yeah ... guilty of lead footitis!). BUT it was all interstate, and quite a pretty drive too - hilly and wooded. I was able to book that only two weeks or so before the show.
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    I live in Burna Ky.this is about 20 miles from Paducah.There is also several hotels in Calvert City Ky.this is about 20 minutes south of Paducah on I-24 easy access.

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    Check motels in Murray, Ky. about an hour away. Also, Benton, Mayfield and Cadiz.

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    A must see...the Quilt Museum! I enjoy the vintage quilt show sponsored by the Rotary Club. Eleanore Burns tent show is always fun! I might have to go this year. It have a few years since i attended.
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    i have gone every year now for 4 years-I am staying in Metropolis Ill-35 miles away I think it's at the casino-Husband goes and walks usually, and enjoys the sites of Paducah-Going next year too-love it-take classes and enjoy the vendors and seeing all the show

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    We live in Lone Oak, a suburb outside Paducah. Our house is 9 miles from the quilt museum. We have a guest suite that we are offering for quilt week. It is detached from our residence and has a queen bed, private bathroom, kitchenette (with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and ice maker), fully furnished with all linens and dishes. Television, cable, & internet. It is on 4 acres and has beautiful views. This suite was just completed this summer and is very nice. Any interest? Any suggestions where I can also post this?

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    I don't know if I will get to go this time as I am the primary babysitter for my newborn granddaughter. But we have a camper and plan to stay at the Land Between the Lakes area for the visit to Paducah whenever we do get to go.
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    I wished. Have fun and tell us all about it when you go.
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    Hope he will say here honey take my wallet and have a good time try to hit Eleanor burns tint sale it's usually nice and she puts on free show several different times she is a hoot if you have never seen her in person I also enjoy the quilt museum each year we always go in our rv so we don't know much about motel accommodations
    Last edited by ollie1shoe; 12-24-2012 at 06:15 PM. Reason: Add on about quilt museum

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    If you go take in the church meals. Friday night is a pulled pork dinner which is fabulous. Saturday night is the Methodist buffet also fabulous. I love supporting their missions.

    They usually are advertised in the color flyer put out about all the activities or ask at the Paducah info desk at the show. There are many more but out bus tour takes in these two every year.

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    We always stay in marion. Only takes me about 45 minutes. if you stay in marion, drive into town and eat at Walt's. Great pizza and other food. And adult beverages after a long day if elbows in your sides. Lol


    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    I also stayed in Marion and I guess I drive faster cause it didn't take me an hour (yeah ... guilty of lead footitis!). BUT it was all interstate, and quite a pretty drive too - hilly and wooded. I was able to book that only two weeks or so before the show.

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    i always enjoy the quilt museum i think if you have never been before you should put this as one of the top things to visit
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    We stayed in a town outside of it about 10 from paducah. Hampton they were always give us great service to quilters. Think town started with letter o. Will ask dh since he always booked it for us. Once we waited 3 weeks before the show and called the convention. They gave us a list of people who booked various rooms but did not fill. You can try that. They were from a group who maybe someone changed their mind in the last minute but still had to pay for the room. Hope that helps. Love the show nd worth going for more than a day.

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    PADUCAH lodging

    Check out www.theMaryJanePaducah.com - room 3 blocks from show and museum. Flying into St Louis, remember rush hour traffic - it's a big city. You will drive close to the Arch on the way across the bridge to IL - it's worth seeing as is the St Louis Zoo. Driving down to Paducah from St Louis ( 3 full hours of farms and interstate) you will pass through some nice wine country (tasting and tours are available) and antiquing - but Paducah and several towns nearby have some great antiquing.

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    The quilt museum is a must see! and Handcocks of Paducah, (not the chain store) they have a list of things to see that fit every taste at the show. Hope to see some of you there, I live about 45 min. from Paducah, i look forward to the show each year. Enjoy all who are going~~~~~~~~~~~
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