Tuesday, May 3, 2011

APQS Quilt Show in Paducah...

I think this is my 10th year going to the show in Paducah.  I remember being overwhelmed my first year and I think I came home with a couple of fq's...  (I made up for it the next year!lol)  This year was a bit different with the flood gates being closed and a lot of the vendors moved to the west part of town.  The city of Paducah came through though and the free bus service moved the quilters around as fast as possible.  We were given new maps with the routes and yes, it took some time to get from place to place, but all in all they did the best they could with the situation..

A friend and I took the bus again this year... We left St Louis at 5:30am and returned around 10pm..  It was a long day, but the sun was out and it didn't rain and it wasn't so hot you died...

So what did I get this year?

Ardco templates for hand piecing

Fairfield had a surprise gift for those that read their newsletter...

Fat Quarters from a vendor on sale!  12 for $25

3 one yard pieces from Hancocks of Paducah's back room...they were $4.95/yard

a yard of red/white stripe..this will become binding for a red white embroidered quilt top

Lil Twister medium size...it uses 5 inch squares.

An Olfa Revolving mat..

a three yard piece of a bright pink and white...


The quilts were absolutely stunning...

I know I have been MIA lately..  We are working really hard on the other house and also getting this one in some kind of shape to put on the market..  I have a couple of quilts that have deadlines and I have been working on them...but of course can't show you..one is a challenge and one is for a new baby coming later this year.

I fear this blog will continue to be quiet until the other house is finished.  I hope you will all stop in now and again and check on me...I will be here...

Nancy

6 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wonderful buys....the rotating mats are fantastic...glad you had a good time

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

We were there! We so enjoyed Paducah this year. The quilts were so amazing!! Glad that you made it. I wondered if the weather had affected your area.

Diane said...

Someday I'll make it to Paducah. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

Good purchases! Love that pink and white piece. Hope you get to use all your new stuff soon!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a haul! Enjoy!

Miss Nancy said...

Great buys!! It was a good show despite the changes made due to flooding issues.

Have a super great sewing day.