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.
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