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AQS Quilt Show Continues to Grow

April 25, 2008

Quilters continued to arrive in Paducah as the AQS Quilt Show & Contest entered the third day. Crowds seemed even larger today than during the past two days.

AQS Quilt Show registration

But then again, I have only been to the show in the afternoons since it has been a regular work week for me as well.

This morning dawned a beautiful day and the McCracken County Public Library garden captured this glorious view including a V.I.P. Charter tour bus. Quilters from Florida took time out from the show to take advantage of the library’s free internet and wireless access.

Tour bus from Florida visits the library on flickr

selecting sale books on flickr

This afternoon many visitors took advantage of the final day for the AQS Collector Books backroom book sale. Deep discounts on discontinued titles as well as “hurt” books with minor wear and tear were still available to a flurry of hands that are more accustomed to making slow and painstaking quilt stitches. (photo right)

The AQS Book Fair, a new program this year, featured many favorite authors published by Collector Books. Paducah’s own Ro Morse participated with her new book, 100 Things to Enjoy in Historic Paducah, recently featured in Mary Thorsby‘s ilist Paducah blog. (photo below)

Also featured at the Book Fair was quilter/author Judy Laquidara better known to her fans as Judy L. I will tell you more tomorrow about how fun it was meeting her today but in the meantime you can see more photos at Paducah Quilts and Quilters on flickr.
AQS Collector Books book fair

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. THERESA SIMS permalink
    July 14, 2008 10:44 pm

    I COULD NOT ATTEND YOUR WONDERFUL SHOW THIS YEAR. IS WOULD LOVE TO SEE SOME OF THE QUILTS. ANY CHANCE TO SEE A PICTURE AT LEAST OF SHARON SCHAMBER’S BIG MONEY WINNER.

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH

  2. July 15, 2008 10:22 am

    here is a link to the 2008 AQS winners
    http://www.americanquilter.com/shows_contests/paducah/quilt_contest/quilt_winners.php

    Sharon is listed there with a link you can follow to see the quilt.

    Gammill Longarm Machine Quilting Award

    * Spirit of Mother Earth, Sharon Schamber, Payson, AZ

    We hope you can visit next year…!!

  3. Phyllis Hause permalink
    August 19, 2008 6:55 pm

    I hear that you are doing other shows besides Paducah. I would like to find out more about your other shows since I have never been able to get into Paducah. Thank you for your time and information.

    Phyllis Hause
    Aunt Philly’s Toothbrush Rugs
    303-280-2373

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