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    Who is headed to Paducah?

    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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    I wish I could. It sounds like the ideal vacation.

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    It's my dream one day. I have family in tenessee not to far so one day
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    Not this year. It's so much fun!!! Hope you have a great time (impossible not to!)

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    Someday I would love to go.

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    It's only about a six hour drive for me so I drive to the show alone. I have my set routine and I love it. It's my ME Time. I stay for two nights. Love Eleanor's warehouse, I miss the barn and tent though. I get inspired and anxious to get back to quilting.
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    I know what you mean about getting anxious to get back to quilting.... it's like a major "high"!!!

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    Onebyone, I thought I was the only person who likes to go to shows alone! Paducah is less than 4 hrs away and I've been going every year for about 10 yrs with a friend who really doesn't quilt but enjoys the show & vendors. Going solo would give me more ME time. We stay one night so I usually manage to get & see what I want. Of course I'm never ready to return home when she is!

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    Also meant to say to melodyr that I think that's such a nice offer. It's pretty overwhelming when you've never been (and even if you have!) 10 yrs ago I would have welcomed some guidance.

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    Yes, if you've never been, the whole thing can be overwhelming. I've helped untold people while standing in lines to pay out at a vendor when I overhear questions that they have. Those of you with routines understand how frustrating it is when you don't know where to turn. Everyone has favorite thing they want to see and do and to learn that you missed out after you get home is a big let-down.

    Mom has told me that there will be an English Paper Piecing demonstration in the lobby of the Museum for those of you who want to check that out. It isn't necessary to purchase a Museum pass to do this either. There will also be a paper piecing shop set up at 10th and Park (walkable from the Convention Center as well.)

    The churches downtown offer meals at a very reasonable price too. As soon as I get the menus I'll post them and the times. They each take a day and it is one of the most anticipated activities. The Hotel Metropolitan (a black history museum in Paducah) usually hosts a fish fry as well. Kirchoff's Bakery is another iconic spot to grab a sandwich or some of their famous cookies.

    Even if you don't need to meet up, ask any questions you may have. I'll be happy to help.

    The big dome vendor's (we call it 'the marshmallow') is going up today, they showed the workers putting it up on this morning's news.

    Here's our local TV station for those who want to check out the weather and news. http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/

    Just let me know what you need. I'll be happy to help.

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    Melodyr, I was there the year the Yo Yo Ladies did the free hand sewn 3D bow tie demo. I loved that. I still make those for a take along project and have made several baby quilts with them. I made a museum donation in their name the next year for all the amazement of others of how did you do that! Many of my guild members went to Paducah that same time and never took the time to watch the demo. I wouldn't show them how to make the blocks for the longest time as I was miffed by their attitude. LOL My advice is to not rush through. Stop and really look at what is going on.
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    It's only a couple hours away from me and I've gone twice, but I don't do crowds well, so I was feeling pretty claustrophobic most of the time. Although, I must say the trip down there and back was nice, on a chartered tour bus. And there are several organizations that sell food in front of the big convention center (??) The main building. Handy, and we just found a curb in the sun to sit on.

    A friend and I are planning to make a trip to Hancock's of Paducah, sometime other than show week. Melodyr, do you think it would be better to go before the show, or after? I'm thinking they will be so frazzled after the show. I wonder if they will have sales before, like early bird sales.

    I just want to say that the city of Paducah really supports this show. The citizens support it and seem to be having such a good time being helpers, giving directions and picking up after us. The restrooms always had an attendant. That impressed me, lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Gnome View Post
    It's only a couple hours away from me and I've gone twice, but I don't do crowds well, so I was feeling pretty claustrophobic most of the time. Although, I must say the trip down there and back was nice, on a chartered tour bus. And there are several organizations that sell food in front of the big convention center (??) The main building. Handy, and we just found a curb in the sun to sit on.

    A friend and I are planning to make a trip to Hancock's of Paducah, sometime other than show week. Melodyr, do you think it would be better to go before the show, or after? I'm thinking they will be so frazzled after the show. I wonder if they will have sales before, like early bird sales.

    I just want to say that the city of Paducah really supports this show. The citizens support it and seem to be having such a good time being helpers, giving directions and picking up after us. The restrooms always had an attendant. That impressed me, lol!
    You might try the Fall show. Last year was the first one and the crowds were much smaller. There were still quite a few vendors and they had the big pavilion open for them too.

    Yes, there are local restaurants that set up just outside the show where you can grab a sandwich...Pattis always comes and they have a grilled chicken with asparagus rice that is wonderful...although, the main building was destroyed by fire earlier this year, so I do not know what their plans are. There's a gourmet grilled cheese vendor, local BBQ joints and the Boy Scouts sell fresh strawberry shortcake.

    If you don't want to do the show scene, June is always nice. I don't think there will be any specific sales, but Hancocks always has their bolt-end tables with good bargains. Saturdays is the Farmer's Market with music and horse-drawn carriages.

    July and August are hot and muggy.

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    Hi Melody and Becky! I am going to try and go to the show this year, but probably won't have time to meet up. I'm on a condensed schedule and will be trying to get everything I want to do, done in two days. Wish me luck. I will keep my eyes out for you and Becky walking around town. We may run in to each other! I really appreciate your help the first year I was at the show. You made sure I didn't miss anything.

    I'm like OneByOne and love my 'me' time. Now that I know the ropes I'm sure I can scoot around and see and do everything. I missed the show last year and have been dying to go back. Every day I tell my hubby, "I can't wait to go to Paducah!". And I daydream about shopping at Hancocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    Hi Melody and Becky! I am going to try and go to the show this year, but probably won't have time to meet up. I'm on a condensed schedule and will be trying to get everything I want to do, done in two days. Wish me luck. I will keep my eyes out for you and Becky walking around town. We may run in to each other! I really appreciate your help the first year I was at the show. You made sure I didn't miss anything.

    I'm like OneByOne and love my 'me' time. Now that I know the ropes I'm sure I can scoot around and see and do everything. I missed the show last year and have been dying to go back. Every day I tell my hubby, "I can't wait to go to Paducah!". And I daydream about shopping at Hancocks.
    I'll pm you my phone# and if it works out, we can meet up for a bit.

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    we are going to the fall show, can't wait, Tell All!

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    Where is Bonnie's Warehouse located?

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    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!
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    It is on my bucket list but not this year...I am headed to California beginning of April to babysit my new granddaughter for about a month while my DIL goes back to finish her degree.
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    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.

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    My group of 4 friends have been going for 15 years! Every year is another exciting event. For those going, don't forget the Rotary building. Antique quilts always on display, Sew Batik is there with their wonderful backings and more. For an indulgence, make a reservation at Max's. Don't know if prom is still Friday night of quilt week - it was one year - but if so, pick another night . Agree with the others, take time to enjoy Everything! There are treasures all around town.

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    Fall show

    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    we are going to the fall show, can't wait, Tell All!
    Iím coming to the fall show as well. There will be a bus load of us coming down from Ontario. I have never been before so really looking forward to it. Any info that can be shared will be appreciated. Is the fall show significantly smaller? About how many vendors would be at the fal show compared to the spring One?

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    One year about 8 of us went. We rented a condo. Carol Doak was with us. She's a good friend of my good friend. We had such a blast!! It was my favorite of all the times I've been there. She was just getting famous with her paper piecing. Carol is one of the nicest, funniest people I know !

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    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.

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    Quote 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.
    A friend and I are coming from Texas. We will be staying at the Paducah Harbor Bed and Breakfast. We will be flying into Nashville and driving to Paducah on the 17th arriving late. Where are the vendor booths set up?

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