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Thread: Paducah, Kentucky (USA) meet & greet at the quilt show April 27-30, 2011

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am planning on going to the quilt show at Paducah, Kentucky next year and was wondering who else is planning on going. I think it would be cool for us to have a meet and greet there.

    I was talking to other quilters in live chat and we were discussing this.

    If you are interested please post a note so we can start working on the plans.

    The website about the quilt show is:

    http://www.paducah.travel/static/ind...up&contentID=2

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    Count me in Crafty Bear

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    I'm going to try to be there. Can't say for sure yet.
    I'd love to meet others from this board.

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    I will be going again too.

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    I usually go on a bus trip just for one day. Let me know if we're supposed to pin a charm fabric to our shirt or something. Several members have a meet planned for Shipshewana and they're all going to pin a square of fabric to their shirts.

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    count me in, I go every year

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    I have talked to leaha (from this board) about going to this. She lives really close to here, so maybe she could help with any local info any needs.

    I'm going to plan to go to this right now, BUT, things may change. Hopefully, not enough to make me miss it!

    It would be fun , instead of a square of fabric, maybe do a swap of tiny quilt blocks? Or something? We'd have plenty of time to work on them.

    I found this interesting, there are several groups from different states going together. Here's the link:

    http://www.americanquilter.com/shows...info/tours.php

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    I was thinking of going. I live so close but have never gone. Maybe I will make it to the next one.

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    I think it would be fun to meet at Whaler's restaurant for a beverage and a snack. it's also air conditioned and last year was warm in the afternoon.

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    We could each make a certain size (to be determined later, I'm leaning toward 6.5") traditional block and pin it to our shirt or in my case dress, then when we run into each other we could exchange. We might exchange 20 times throughout the day. Each person that has it could add their own small label with their screen name to the back of it. It would be fun to see how many times they were exchanged. The person that made the block could put a star by their name. That way we could see who made it and each person that had it. Just an idea. We could use our own favorite colors or pick a color theme that suited everyone (yeah, right, like that could happen LOL) We could even pick a certain block like a Monkey Wrench, 9 patch, Churn Dash, or whatever, just something that would identify us to each other.

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    We are planning on being there. A meet and greet sounds like fun. I also like the idea Raptureready had.

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    I'm planning on going. I'm usually there Thursday - Sat. I would LOVE to meet and greet!!!

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    I plan on going but it all depends on my 95 year old mom's health.
    Count me in from NY State, Bonnie

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    i would like to go. Who is going from PA, maybe we could carpool. I don't want to travel there by myself either on bus or car alone.

    I think the meet & greet would be great! If I can ride with someone to & from, I"ll be there!

    turtlerouge

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    I have been going to Paducah for about 10 years and plan to go again next year. Two friends plus my daughter go. I would be glad to meet you somewhere. We have been staying at the Best Western at the Husband Road exit. You can let me know nearer the time where you are all planning to meet and we will see if it fits our schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanib123
    I have talked to leaha (from this board) about going to this. She lives really close to here, so maybe she could help with any local info any needs.

    I'm going to plan to go to this right now, BUT, things may change. Hopefully, not enough to make me miss it!

    It would be fun , instead of a square of fabric, maybe do a swap of tiny quilt blocks? Or something? We'd have plenty of time to work on them.

    I found this interesting, there are several groups from different states going together. Here's the link:

    http://www.americanquilter.com/shows...info/tours.php
    I have never been, and would definitely go! I just barely missed it this year, and have heard that it is one of the poobahs of quilt shows. I'm in. I would love to meet the ladies and gents of this board. I'm in Louisville, so it will be a five hour drive for me. :thumbup:

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    I am going to Paducah next year along with two of my quilting friends from Florida. I think the meet and greet idea is a good
    idea. We are working on making our reservations now.

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    My girlfriend and I want to go but we can't find a hotel near the Expo center. Suggestion, please!

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    You will probably have to wait until after the first ofthe year and then make your reserv ation. I understand they don't take them any earlier. We tried to make ours last year while we were there, but we couldn't. We stay at Best Western on Husband Road exit. It is a straight quick trip downtown from there.

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    I have been on the computer and phone for the last hour trying to find a place. It isn't easy. Some places are already full and others have jacked the prices up so high. But....I'm determined to go even if I have to sleep on a park bench. Tee Hee!!!

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    I will be there from Wed to Sat; already have reservations and it is only 3 hours from me. I stay at Moors Resort on Kentucky Lake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charvan
    I will be there from Wed to Sat; already have reservations and it is only 3 hours from me. I stay at Moors Resort on Kentucky Lake.
    We stay in that area too at the Magnolia Inn. I think this will be our 5th year there. It is a little of a drive, but very peaceful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    We could each make a certain size (to be determined later, I'm leaning toward 6.5") traditional block and pin it to our shirt or in my case dress, then when we run into each other we could exchange. We might exchange 20 times throughout the day. Each person that has it could add their own small label with their screen name to the back of it. It would be fun to see how many times they were exchanged. The person that made the block could put a star by their name. That way we could see who made it and each person that had it. Just an idea. We could use our own favorite colors or pick a color theme that suited everyone (yeah, right, like that could happen LOL) We could even pick a certain block like a Monkey Wrench, 9 patch, Churn Dash, or whatever, just something that would identify us to each other.
    This sounds like a great idea!

    How about we take it step farther, though? How about we each make several of "our" blocks, small ones, like you said, and as we meet each other exchange them. Then we'd have enough different ones to make a small table topper or something.

    We could each wear "our" block pinned to us, as you said. But, we'd have more in our purse or wherever, and exchange them as we meet.

    Maybe this is a bad idea, I don't know, I'm just thinking out loud..... But, I'd really like a "memento" from the people on this board for this trip.

    And it would be especially great to have that be something everyone made.

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    All your ideas sound so great. As soon as I find a place to stay
    I will be MORE excited.

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    I will so be there!!

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