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:
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.