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Thread: Who wants to meet up in Paducah this year?

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    Who wants to meet up in Paducah this year?

    If you're going to Paducah and want someone to show you the 'ropes', I'm available on Thursday. QB members who would like to get together could meet up with me and you'd get a chance to have the guidance of an insider.

    My car seats 5 and I'd be more than happy to show you around town.

    Mom knows all the little juicy tidbits about the quilts and would be happy to help. We'd do the show, Finkle's shops and the hurt books, Eleanor Burns and the Cherry Center with the antique quilts...or anything else you'd like to see.

    What do you think? Anyone want to?

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    Sounds like fun. But, I won't be going until Saturday and will have a car full of sisters. Don't buy everything out before I get a chance��

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    I'm going up Saturday, too.
    I'll be the one walking around like a kid in a candy shop - eyes and mouth wide open!
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    Saturday is actually very nice, most of the bus tours have left and the crowds are much smaller...still a lot to see and do. Vendors are all still there and have a great selection.

    The show is closing at 4 PM on Saturday this year, so keep that in mind.

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    I should be able to meet up on Thursday. I already bought my show admission for Thurs and Friday so that would be nice. I'm coming alone. It would be fun to meet you Melodyr... you have been so helpful already.
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    Do you of any hotels that except pets that are available for the show. I have a yorkie and cannot leave her.

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    bummer, I wish I could go. It's on my bucket list but since I just spent three days at MQX (Machine Quilter's Exposition) in Manchester, NH... I can't take any more time from my business without feeling guilty. : )
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    I should be able to meet up on Thursday.
    Sounds good! We'll sort out the details. and decide what we want to do...I assume you'd like to do as much as possible. I forgot to mention fabric shopping too.

    As far as places that take pets, if you call early enough in the year, there should be a number of pet-friendly hotels. I'm not sure how much is available now. You could call some of the big chains and see if there is a cancellation. Here's a link where thebulk of the lodging is located: http://www.therealplaces.com/hotels-...ducah/Exit%204

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    Fabric shopping... yes, please!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    Fabric shopping... yes, please!
    We'll do the big bargain warehouse across from the Quilt Museum! Lots of great stuff there...quality fabric discounted.
    Eleanor Burns has bargains too. Prices vary across the whole convention, but the most bang for your buck are at those two places. I'm always looking for specific stuff, so might pay a bit more if I find it at a booth (wizard of OZ fabric) There's so much more than fabric though...I always go to the Pro Chem booth and drop some $$$ They sell fabric dyes and I do silk scarves. Then, there's always the stuff you don't know you want...HA!

    Anyone else want to join us? There's room for more if you want to come along.
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    Hancock's has bargain bins...I like their bolt ends of 108" Kona and there are several tables of discounted fabric...even if you don't find anything, we probably need to go just to see it.

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    I would like to go with on Thursday. I'm going to be in town at 9:00.

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    Yay, Becky! Another buddy to play with! Can't wait to meet you both.

    I had all of those places on my list of things to do already, Melody, from your postings! It will be great to go with someone who already knows where everything is.

    Funny, I see three fabrics I already have in that first picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beckyw View Post
    I would like to go with on Thursday. I'm going to be in town at 9:00.
    Wonderful! Let's decide on a place that you won't have to pay to park and we'll all get in one car. Maybe Hancock's parking lot? That will keep you both from having to deal with navigating downtown (lots of one way streets that can easily confuse)

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    I stopped and visited the quilt museum once on the way back from South Carolina. I never got to
    visit any of the shops tho. I wasn't aware of them when i was there.
    I think it would be delightful to come to this and visit and make new friends.
    Perhaps i can go another time in the near future.
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    that makes me happy.

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    Yes, I hope you can Flowergurl....

    Hancocks sounds like a good meeting place. I'll pm both you Melody, and Becky my cell phone number so we can text or talk before next Thursday.
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    Sounds good! Hancocks is right off of the interstate and easy to navigate to. The parking lot is huge and that will keep extra cars from the downtown area. We'll decide the details over the next few days...but be sure to let me know if there is something you want to see or do that I haven't thought of.

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    So jealous - wishing I could join you - pout, pout
    Be sure to post some pics afterwards please, and have a great time!
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    Thanks, Melody. QV, wish you were coming!
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    If you haven't been to Paducah before, you must see the murals on the flood walls. They're beautifully done and are quite worth your time.

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