Yikes! I’ve been home for a week without posting. You know, I was afraid this would happen when I gave in and started a blog. Sometimes there is just not room on the plate for one more thing!! I did try but my camera was not communicating with my computer. Turned out to be a cable thing.
Paducah and AQS was even better than I remembered. The new space is wonderful. The town turns out to welcome the quilters and there is much to see. Go if you can!
Highlights were the Quilt Museum, connecting once again with the wonderful past winners and seeing the new exhibits; Hancocks (oh, oh, the first visit I found NOTHING to buy! I worried about me. Am I getting jaded? But the second time I did fine! I’m OK); the dogwoods, it’s a lucky year when they are blooming; the food! – Max’s Brick Oven for the artisan pizza that I dream about during the rest of the year is still cranking them out. We had to go there TWICE!; the vendors, I came home with 26 new yards of fabric that I didn’t really need – and I was worried about me?; Ricky Tims’ concert was wonderful, see it if you get the chance, we stood in line for over an hour but were rewarded with very good seats. Rain threatened but didn’t materialize until minutes before the doors opened and in the meantime we were entertained watching the parade of prom couples in their tuxs and gorgeous gowns. There were so many beautiful quilts in the show to see and the quality of the work was amazing. I was disappointed in the way my entry was hung. I sent it folded in thirds, well padded, right sides out so there would be no creases, but apparently it was unpacked folded in half right sides in, and placed at the bottom of a pile for a week judging by the nasty crease right through the middle! Mine was not the only one that looked that way. It’s sad when the work is not respected.
Here’s what 26 yards of fabric looks like! Wish you could see the good stuff that’s underneath!!