AQS – Paducah 2012

The entire town of Paducah, KY will be buzzing with thousands of quilters and educators this week, all because the AQS Quilt Show & Contest is in town. Carloads of quilting buddies will be motoring across Kentucky, stopping at quilt shops along the way. Residents will share their homes with return visitors and tourists will swarm, sampling the local food and shopping the quaint downtown shops. The National Quilt Museum will be filled with folks eager to see top winners from past years. Caryl Bryer Fallert’s Studio, The Bryer Patch, will be lit up with visitors. BBQ and lemonade will be served under tents on the grounds while golf carts and buses transport giddy quilters from one event to the next. It’s truly a magical week for the quilting community, one not to be missed!

Some of the most talented quilters in the country have entered their work to be judged at the show, known as one of the leading exhibiting shows in the nation. BREAKING NEWS: The judges have made their decisions and the contest winners were announced last night (Tuesday, April 24) at the award ceremony. More than $120,000 in cash awards were given out to the prize winners! For a peek at the winning quilts and access to more information about the designers, click here. (ed. note: AQS promises a showcase and we’re confident that the images will be available soon! In the meantime, browse the winners from Lancaster!)

Legacy by Pellon is a proud sponsor of the show & contest and can be found in the Convention Center at booth 1204. Make sure to pop by to say hello to our experts, Darlene and H.D., always ready with a smile and a helpful tip or two.

You Should Know

Schedule:
Wednesday :: Thursday :: Friday :: Saturday

Noted Vendors:
Pellon/Legacy Premier Batting
Accuquilt
APQS – Longarm Quilting Machines
BERNINA of America
Brother International
Janome America
Moda Fabrics

Local Destinations & Info:
The National Quilting Museum
Hancocks of Paducah
The Bryer Patch
Paducah Tourism Info
Local Quilting and Fabric Shops

What are the attendees pinning?
Paducah on Pinterest

(images courtesy of: AQS, BodeensTravels, Traveling Quilter)

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