Thursday, May 2, 2013


This was my first time to attend AQS Quilt Week in Paducah.  I have been several times before in Nashville and Knoxville. 

It was a rainy day when we boarded the bus and headed out of Murfreesboro.

The rain did not dampen our spirits as we chatted and rode.


One of the gals had this very "glitzy" hoodie that kept the rain out and reminded us of Mardi Gras.
This was just too cute for words!!

Love this huge welcome poster at the Convention Center:

Show quilts I liked!

Vendors' booths are always fun --  lots of fabric, new rulers and notions, etc.  But what I like to see are the different floor coverings.  This time there were two booths that had floor cloths that the vendors had made.
This one was an artist canvas painted with house paint.

The other one that I liked was made using multi-purpose cloth that was primed and then they had glued fabric on with ModPodge and then sealed it with shellac.
Both of these are now on my "want to do this" list.

Here are a couple of pictures of sample quilts for patterns that were being sold in the booths.  Both of these have my attention for future projects.  Of course, I came home with some other patterns too!

I did not buy much fabric this time because I had just stocked up a while ago, before I knew I was going to this show.  Nevertheless, I made lots of mental notes of fabrics to check on at my local quilt shop for later projects.

I enjoyed stopping at the Grand Rapids Convention Center's booth to see what they had to offer for information for the next AQS Quilt Week Show in their city.

It was so convenient to go ahead and book rooms if you wanted to.
I am looking forward to going to that Quilt Week also!

Enjoyed my day so much and met some wonderful people and talked to some new-to-me vendors.  It was great to be promoting Chattanooga AQS Quilt Week in September 2014!!!  We were asking everyone if they knew about our show and inviting them to come on down for some southern hospitality!




  1. Sounds like you had lots of fun....i love quilt shows too and cannot wait to explore more of them. You know after all the body parts fit together The rugs were awesome almost like what we are going to be doing well at least the second one, do you think?

    1. Very similar. Sounded like it was a simpler construction process.