What a fun time I had in Paducah this year. The winner of the Modern Quilt category was made by the Coffee sisters who were in our guild when they lived in St Louis. It was exciting to see and celebrate with them. I was inspired by many of the quilts in the show and enjoyed the many entries from other countries (besides Japan 🙂 ).
My traveling companion, Jan, of The Colorful Fabriholic saw her book cover in larger than life size. It was wonderful to see her excitement.
And, of course, there was shopping with friends :
Shopping for a new project:
Shopping for fun:
And some books I’ve been waiting to get:
And even a bag of batik strings from Sew Batiks! Look at all the cute bundles.
While downtown, I took the opportunity to snap some pictures of the Paducah Beauty School signs that I’ve admired for years.
I attended Gerald Roy’s Quilts and Color lecture and enjoyed it immensely. Now I want the book from the exhibition at the Boston Museum of Fine Art, Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection.
As I was adding up my purchases, I wondered about my acquisitions over the years……and found this was my lightest year ever…..by one yard 😉
- 2008 – 60 yds
- 2009 – 45 yds (guestimated from pictures, maybe more 😉 )
- 2010 – 30 yds
- 2011 – 65 yds
- 2012 – 60 yds
- 2013 – 36 yds
- 2014 – 49 yds
- 2015 – 29 yds
After the show, DH and I visited two microbreweries that opened in Paducah recently. The Paducah Brew Werks is only blocks from the convention center and has 4 of their brews as well as several others on tap from regional microbreweries. Nice atmosphere and good beer. The second one is located in an old Coca-cola building that I’ve long admired. In fact, I’ve taken pictures of it before.
The bar is located in the back of the building and is very cool. The beer is awesome…..we even took a growler home. A really a nice ending for my Paducah trip.
- Fabric in: 29.5 yards (Paducah & gifted shirts)
- Fabric out: 0 yards
- YTD Fabric in: 59.5 yards
- YTD Fabric out: 26.5 yards
- Net Fabric In/(Out): 33 yards
Happy Quilting, Cherie