Sunday, May 8, 2011

Paducah Wrap Up

These are 4 of the winners in the Paducah AQS Show.  There were so many beautiful quilts in this show that I wish that I could post them all here for you to see.  The names of the winners and prizes are listed on the AQS site, but I wanted to share my photos of the quilts with you here.






Outside of the quilt show there was this taxi.  The name made me smile.


Our last stop on the bus trip was at Hancocks of Paducah.  It was after dinner, and we were given one hour 15 minutes to shop before heading home.  There were about 80 quilters on our two buses, there was another bus in the parking lot, and the rest of the lot was filled with cars.  We hit the ground running, and most people went inside and grabbed a cart.  The scene inside reminded me of an old TV show from years ago where there were two shoppers who each were given a shopping cart in a grocery store, and the winner was the one who had the biggest dollar value in her cart.  The site inside looked like a quilter's demolition derby with carts going every direction.  I would have loved to take more photos inside Hancocks, but I used the time to shop instead.

Here is my bag from Hancocks.  I bought a layer cake of Origins by Basic Grey for Moda.  Most everything else in my bag came from the flat folds in the back room.  If you have never shopped at Hancocks, there is a back room with one yard cuts that are folded up and stacked on several tables.  Each one yard cut is $3.98.  The trick is to find a place at the table and begin sorting.  Most people find something they like and want more of so they wave their piece of fabric in the air and say, "if anyone finds more of this one I'd like to have it."    So the pieces of fabric begin flying.  There was even some Kaffe on the table.   I wanted the green floral in my bag for a backing and the stripe for a binding, and I had a lot of help finding enough.

Here are the rest of my purchases from the vendors. 

Happy Mother's Day to all of you! 

Thanks for visiting. 

14 comments:

suzan almond said...

What wonderful workmanship you saw there ! And that store looks like heaven (or the other place, depending on your viewpoint !)

Editfolt said...

I want so much fabric!

Raewyn said...

I have just had a blog read catch up and went through all your Paducah posts - what a great trip you had and so many beautiful quilts and eye candy and shopping etc etc. Is this show held about this time every year...?? I aim to get over this time next year to visit my brother in Nashville so to co-incide my visit with a show like this would be fantastic!! Hope your cold is better and you had a great Mothers Day.

Chookyblue...... said...

thanks for sharing all your pics............the winning quilts are gorgeous..........
how big is the hancocks shop it looks huge...........

ranette said...

Looks like there will be lots of pretty quilts to come with all the goodies you got in Paducah!!

Loved your posts of the show...thank you very much!

Karen said...

Beautiful quilts!!! And, look at all the goodies!

Kris said...

WOW & Double WOW! Aren't those winning quilts amazing? If humbles me to know that I will never in my lifetime create anything so beautiful, but I am so glad they are there to see and enjoy. All that gorgeous applique. thanks so much for taking the time to photograph everything and share.

Your shopping haul is definitely drool-worthy.

Jeanne said...

How did I get so far behind reading your blog? I'm glad you had fun in Paducah. The quilts are always amazing. Thanks for sharing some of them.

Barb in Mi said...

Beautiful quilts - thanks for sharing pictures! And Hancocks sounds like a riot with flying fabric - great bounty!

Connie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time in Paducah and also got some great goodies.

Kate said...

Thank you so much for sharing such a fabulous experience...Oh My ..those purchases !!!! xx

Vicki said...

Your Paducah purchases are wonderful! I see a lot of applique looming ahead!

Rabid Quilter said...

Ohh, you got some good goodies! I see you were inspired by the applique. Someday I'll make it to Paducah for the show and all the town has to offer.

Doris said...

Color me jealous...I've been to Paducah but not during the show time. Thanks for sharing the fabulous pics...

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