I was lucky enough to go to Paducah with 3 friends this year. We were told this wasn’t a good year to judge Paducah, as so many venues had to be moved because of the flooding and this meant that things were all over the place. That aside, I didn’t enjoy Paducah nearly as much as Houston and I wouldn’t go back.
We encountered the flight from hell from Chicago to Paducah. That was the day the tornado hit Alabama and I’m sure we were flying through at least part of it. The turbulence was awful and the flight attendant wasn’t allowed to leave her seat for the entire flight. I actually considered driving home, but medicated myself enough to get on the flight and both flights home were fine.
The quilts were amazing but I didn’t take my camera to the show. It’s a big heavy SLR and while it takes beautiful pictures, I didn’t want to be carrying it around all day. I’m sure the website has better pictures than I could have taken anyway.
I did show
amazing some restraint with my purchases.
I dropped a good bit of money at Fern Hill Quilts – her fabrics were gorgeous.
I also managed to find some batiks I couldn’t live without at Hancock’s of Paducah. They were mostly 1 yard cuts for $6.95/yard – practically free :-) but on the whole I found their prices really high. Their Jelly Rolls, Charm Packs and Layer Cakes were the most expensive I saw on our trip.
The American Quilt Museum had a sale on Friday morning. You purchased a baggie for $10 and got all the fabric you could stuff in it. It started at 8 A.M. and by 8:15 everything was gone. Since we had been up since 3 A.M. watching the wedding, it wasn’t a problem getting there on time.
What a wedding celebration we had!
Margaret brought us hats, homemade scones, Devon cream and strawberry jam, as well as English Breakfast Tea and a commemorative mug.
We all met in Margaret & Diane’s room around 3 and the celebration began – left to right – Lee, Margaret & Diane.
A close-up at 4 in the morning without make-up – what I won’t do for my loyal followers!
Notice Margaret made me a PINK hat – does she know me or what!!