Who is headed to Paducah?

Old 03-23-2018, 12:12 PM
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I wish I could join you! Paducah is on my list for when we (finally!) retire. I have a sewing/quilting friend in Tennessee and another friend in Kentucky both of whom I'd love to get to see also. Have fun and take lots of pictures!
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Old 03-23-2018, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Battle Axe View Post
You are a wonderful person to be so generous with your time and knowledge. It's not often that you can find a "local" to get the inside scoop when you visit somewhere.

I'm a local around Shipshewana, only eleven miles away. I think I've shopped at every quilt store in the area. Maybe I can get healthy enough to do the same thing when our big quilt show comes in June. We are also gearing up for a Bonnie Hunter visit in 2019. Sounds like a bit farther out than it really is.

Marcia ..... don't let the Battle Axe scare you. It was a moniker from a long time ago.
Battle Axe, what are the dates of the quilt show in Shipshewana? Thanks for the information.
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Old 03-24-2018, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by JustAbitCrazy View Post
Ariannaquilts, you are going to have a hard time finding a room now. The very latest you should look for a place is the first week in January. Who knows, though, you could get lucky and find a cancellation somewhere, but I'm betting they even have names on a list for cancellations.
I guess that means if I want to go I will have to drive, which of course means I won't get to see everything. Maybe I should just wait until next year?
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Old 03-24-2018, 06:41 AM
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Iím coming and camping over at Fort Massac state park in Illinois. Iíve been to the spring show several times. I prefer being by myself as I usually only come for one day. This time I bought the multi day pass and Iím taking a class too. I really enjoy The Rotary show as well as Eleanor Burns. DH will be with me this time through most of the show. Iím saving money now for Hancockís!
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Old 03-24-2018, 06:52 AM
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I've been for the last 5 years and usually stay for 2 full days, but will only go for a day trip this year. I guess I've become a little jaded as last year did not seem quite as good to me, so thought I would dial it back a bit. Wasn't going to go at all this year, but I have a friend who has just started quilting and I would like to take her. She only lives about 2 hours away, so will make a good long day trip.
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Old 03-24-2018, 07:23 AM
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I've been going for years and the last few shows are not the same as the past shows at all. But still great. I remember when vendors were set up in the mall, Eleanor had the big tent and barn, hot and swampy basement of the convention center (glad that's gone). I was there the time of the flood and it was amazing how fast the quilt show was moved and set up in other locations. Quilt Week brings lots of money to the town, probably more then Christmas. I have met a few locals who don't like it because of the people and traffic but after chatting with them for a little bit it was obvious they don't like much of anything at anytime. LOL. Be sure and see the demos at the quilt museum if you can. If you missed George Siciliano last year he and his wife are there this year. You can see him sew his quilts up close and chat with them. I spent over an hour watching his perfect paper piecing technique. [h=3] https://www.pinterest.com/bridg67/george-siciliano/[/h]
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Old 03-24-2018, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Ariannaquilts View Post
When is the show? It's probably to late to get a room huh? I would love to go and to meet up Melodyr. I guess I am going to go Google the information I need just in case time is going to be an issue. Thanks for this invitation!
I just booked with Harrah's in Metropolis, just a few miles out of Paducah. It's huge and they probably still have rooms.
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Old 03-27-2018, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by melodyr View Post
Any QB members want to meet up in Paducah this year? I'm local and know all the 'ropes'. I'm meeting QB member beckyw...we met for the first time a couple of years ago and had a ball. She's coming back this year and we plan on doing the same thing. We'll do the show, go out to Hancocks, even over to see what Eleanor Burns is up to at her warehouse if you want. Anything you like. I know the town and the show like the back of my hand...Mom is one of the YoYo ladies too.
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:53 AM
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Becky and I are getting together on Thursday. We'd love to have you join us!
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Old 03-28-2018, 01:10 PM
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thanks for the offer ...
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