Paducah Report


Is Paducah old news yet?  Is it over and done and on to the next thing?  Getting ready for HMQS?  Minneapolis?  Knoxville?  I just took 17 of my quilts to a friend of mine who is taking them to HMQS for a special exhibit of some sort. 

Well in case anyone is still interested, here’s my report for what it is worth. 

First, it was a fun show!  Thanks to all of you who found me to say hello.  Paducah is a different show than others I’ve been to.  The whole city feels like a quilt show.  I made it to a vintage quilt show at a civic center that was wonderful.  There were several locations I didn’t make it to.  I was in the Pavilion.  Here is a picture of it from the AQS blog:

Where’s my picture?  Well, it’s on my camera.  I have had some serious camera problems with this trip.  First of all, I didn’t bring my camera cord to transfer the pictures to my husband’s laptop while we were in Paducah.  I was planning on showing you fun pictures while I was there.  That didn’t happen.  Sorry. 
Now we are home and there’s a new problem — the camera is missing.  I don’t know where I misplaced it.  The last time I used it was last Saturday when we went north east of Paducah into Amish country.  This was after the show ended though so everything was closed.  We took a ferry across the river to Hole in the Rock.  I used that camera to take pictures there.  That is my little camera that fits in my pocket.  On the way home I used my bigger camera to take pictures so the little camera wasn’t missed until we got home.  I am still hopeful that it is hiding in a nook or cranny that I haven’t seen yet.
Well, onward and upward —
The pavilion was lovely.  It had wonderful lighting.  The only time I didn’t like the pavilion was when there was a big storm on Saturday.  It was very loud inside the pavilion.  My favorite part about my location was being across from the Kaffe Fassett exhibit. 
Here is a picture, again from the AQS blog:  (Thank goodness they took a few pictures.)

 Kaffe and Liza were there signing their new book.  I, of course, bought a book and got it signed.  I wasn’t going to because I thought the line would be forever long, and I had to be at my booth instead of standing in line.  Well the line came and went, so during a lull, I dashed over.  That was the souvenir I bought myself. 

On my camera I also have a picture of a Ricky Tims sit in.  What happened is this.  On my way into the show I saw a sign that said that Ricky was going to be there signing autographs at 12:30.  About a quarter to one, I dashed over there to take a picture.  Yes, you guessed it, I had read the sign wrong.  He had been there the hour before.  So my booth neighbor The Fabric Organizer said I could take a picture of her.  So I did. 

What about the quilts?  The quilts were, of course, incredible.  It felt like they took the winners of all the other shows and just showed those.  Every single one was a work of art.  I will never quilt like that.  And I’m okay with that. 

That’s about the size.  There were a couple of you that got pictures with your cameras that I assume you have not misplaced.  Feel free to post a link to your blog in the comments.



  1. Needled Mom
    May 1, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    In spite of all the camera woes, you write as though you had a fabulous trip.

  2. scraphappy
    May 1, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Good luck finding your camera. It’s always the pictures that are on it rather than the camera that can’t be replaced. I recently “lost” my pocket camera on a camping trip and didn’t find it until two weeks later in a bag of s’mores.

  3. Gene Black
    May 2, 2010 at 12:50 am

    I can see it now, some Amish child is going to be shunned because he found your camera and is using it.

  4. Miss Nancy
    May 2, 2010 at 1:32 am

    I hope that the camera turns up soon and in a safe place. You do sound like you had a great time in Paducah. It was such a pleasure to meet you at your booth in the Pavillion. Love your work. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a super great day.

  5. Grethe
    May 2, 2010 at 5:10 am

    Must have been a dream being there 🙂 so why I stayed at home, I don`t know!!! I have two project from Kaffe and his fabrics stashed away; one of these days quilts will be up on the wall, soon,soon ……

  6. Always Sewing
    May 2, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Oh I hope your camera turns up soon. I did take of picture of you and I in your booth. I posted it on my blog here:

    It was so great to meet you.

  7. Kelly's Kwips
    May 2, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Nice meeting you at the show, I’ve posted a picture on my blog. Really enjoy the Jelly Roll Quilt a Long and look forward to more in the future!

  8. Deanna
    May 3, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    I feel the same way when I look at what I call a thousand-hour-quilt. I am really happy for the people who make them, but in the same period of time I could make, oh, 10 to 20 one-hundred or fifty-hour quilts. I am happy being simple and cheerful.

  9. Moose on the Porch Quilts
    May 4, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    LOL! Ya’ll are too much!

  10. Whosies
    May 5, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    those pesky tiny things that hold our whole life on its hard drive. hope you find it!

    i do love that kaffe. sounds like fun! I’m going to HMQS, i will see if i can find your little show.

  11. Teresa
    May 6, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    I would absolutely love to see the Paducah show some day. I have never really been to a big show other than the Mid-Atlantic show, and that seemed more like a vendor show than a quilt show – but I had a blast.

  12. sallie789
    May 7, 2010 at 3:55 am

    Yay! I saw your quilt exhibit at the HMQS in Salt Lake City today. There were some great quilts there. I was so excited to recognize your name!

  13. prashant
    May 30, 2010 at 5:48 am

    Good luck finding your camera
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