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The Pleasure of Meeting Calna

April 23, 2008

Calna McGoldrickThe AQS Quilt Show & Contest brought Calna McGoldrick from Ontario, Canada, to Paducah, Kentucky, and Facebook networking allowed her to meet new friends while visiting Quilt City USA® this week.

McGoldrick, selected as a Paducah Quilt Show semi-finalist for her landscape art quilt “Spring Time Wandering”, posted a question to the Canadian Quilters group on Facebook. Mary Hammond, Executive Director of the Paducah Convention & Tourist Bureau, noticed Calna’s inquiry as to whether there were other quilters traveling to Paducah who would want to meet at the Quilt Show.

Hammond shared her interest in meeting Calna with me and instantly we three began an online communication leading to face-to-face hugs and introductions today.

Calna visited with me at the McCracken County Public Library. Her warm greeting and gracious smile was only the beginning of a most enjoyable time spent getting to know each other.

Quilted backpack designed by Calna McGoldrickTraveling with her 78 year old mother, Leone Orr, her sister, Pam Orchard, cousin Denise Watson, and friend Susan Neave, the adventurous group of women left home this past Sunday morning in a ’98 van with the brake light glowing. After spending the first night in Dayton, Ohio, they arrived at a Kentucky Lake resort where they are camping for the week.

They enjoyed examining the quilts at the Expo Center this morning, but tomorrow they intend to “goof off” and try their hand at crappie fishing on Kentucky Lake. “I have my Kentucky Fishing License already!” she exclaimed.

The group will return to Paducah on Friday to shop and see more sights before leaving for home on Saturday.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Byron permalink
    April 24, 2008 11:27 pm

    Well done….sounds like you had lots of fun..


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