Loose Threads: Paducah Quilt Show

Monday, April 27, 2015

Paducah Quilt Show

I've just returned from the American Quilter's Society Show  in Paducah, Kentucky.  Everywhere I looked, there were quilts, quilters, fabric and food.  It is truly a party in Paducah.  I was on our guild's bus trip which left Indianapolis at 6:30 am Friday and returned at midnight Saturday night.  We saw a lot in that time.   I'd like to share just a bit of my trip with you over the next few days

I had a couple of objectives this trip besides wanting to see the quilt show and shop the vendors.  If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that I love English paper piecing.  The bus stopped at the National Quilt Museum.  I have visited the museum a couple of times before, so some paper piecing addicts and I visited a few other shops around town.  The photo below is The Hexie House, home of paperpieces.com.  I knew they would have a booth at the quilt show, but I wanted to stop here.

Here are a few photos of the inside.

I think this is block 1 of the Millefiori Quilt Along.

Patchwork of the Crosses blocks and paper pieces.

Hexagon flower basket.

These were either 1/2" or 3/4" hexagons.  

Here's just one of the spinners of paper pieces available.

There are lots of ways to travel around Paducah.

We walked around town going in and out of different shops.

We made a stop at one of Eleanor Burns shops along the way.

This is across from the National Quilt Museum.  There are places like this selling fabric all over town.  

Here is the Primitive Gatherings booth in one of the places we stopped.

That's all for today.  I'll post more tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing part of my trip!  


carol fun said...

Thanks for the pictures... I couldn't go this year - my son got married on Saturday - but next year I'll be back! It is hard not to have a good time in Paducah. All that hexie goodness is wonderful!

happy stitching!

Karen H said...

I am so jealous! It looks like you had a fabulous trip and I look forward to seeing more pictures!

sunny said...

Looks like fun! A friend of mine went, and I'm anxiously awaiting her report.

Janet O. said...

Looks like you were in Hexie Heaven!!
Someday I want to see a Primitive Gatherings booth in real life.
What a fun trip! I look forward to more photos.

Raewyn said...

Wonderful!! I'm determined to be there next year :-)

Manuela said...

Thanks for sharing.
I'm looking forward to your next post.
Greetings, Manuela (your new follower)

Chookyblue...... said...

wow thanks for sharing the fun..........

Barb said...

looks like you had a great trip. Sorry our paths didn't cross!

Judy D in WA said...

The Hexie House looks like a fabulous shop! I bet your brain is on overload with ideas. :)
What a fun trip you had. Can't wait to see more pictures.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

We left Friday afternoon ... and I am wondering now if perchance we crossed paths at some point that morning?

Visiting the Hexie House was a very high priority for me ... and I guess it was because we stopped in all 3 days that we were in Paducah ... and I purchased something each stop. ;-) Another priority was to get to the vendors in the Finkel Building ... I definitely wanted to visit the Primitive Gatherings booth.

Thanks for the pictures ... I didn't think to take pictures of the Hexie House or the Primitive Gatherings booth ... it was fun to revisit, in my mind, that part of our trip, and I can't wait to see your next post.

Kevin the Quilter said...

You went a lot of places I wasn't able to go to! Thanks for sharing the photos! I wish we would have been able to meet up! We are gonna have to make that happen sometime soon!

Sherry said...

Getting to the Paducah show is one of my "bucket list" items. But, due to my work, I cannot get off the time to get to the show.

But, one day, I will get there.

Thank you for posting information. . . and I look forward to seeing more pics.

Marie said...

It looks like you are having waaaaay too much fun!

Kyle said...

It's so motivating just to see your photos, let alone being there. Lucky you. Can't wait to see more.

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