World Famous AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah
American Quilter's Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, is hosting its famous annual AQS QuiltWeek event in Paducah April 26 to 29 at the Schroeder Expo Center.
More than 30,000 in attendance are expected to converge on the Paducah area to enjoy four days of the best in international quilt and textile artistry. Close to 700 quilts will be on display with $125,000 in prizes to be awarded for quilting excellence at the event. In addition, AQS QuiltWeek will be hosting a series of workshops with some of the top talent in the quilt industry and an extensive Merchant Mall comprised of both local and national vendors.
Included in the AQS QuiltWeek celebrated exhibits are the AQS Contest Quilts, Kona Color of the Year 2016, Applique Quilts from the Collection of Pat and Arlan Christ, Cherrywood Challenge 2016: The Lion King, SAQA: Made in Europe, Focus & Fiber: Quilts by Melissa Sobotka, Double Wedding Ring Quilts: Traditions Made Modern by Victoria Findlay Wolfe and the AQS Showcase Evening events feature fun and unique experiences, including the AQS Awards Presentation and A Night With Ricky Tims at the Carson Center.
Paducah, Kentucky rolls out the red carpet for thousands of quilters during AQS QuiltWeek. Between the well-known Paducah Ambassadors, residents opening their homes to quilters, and restaurants offering special options, visitors experience the hospitality that makes Paducah famous among quilters. Local businesses and organizations complete the experience for quilters by presenting AQS Sanctioned Events such as the Yeiser Art Center, Rotary Club of Paducah, The National Quilt Museum and the Paducky Derby benefitting Merryman House.
Admission to AQS QuiltWeek includes access to all special exhibits and the Merchant Mall with hundreds of quilting items for sale. Hours are Wednesday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm. Ticket and additional information can be found at quiltweek.com or by calling 1-270-898-7903. This event is open to the public.
The American Quilter's Society is the largest quilting membership organization in the world. For more than 30 years, AQS has been the leading voice in quilting inspiration and advice. At AQS, we believe that with the proper resources, the creative individual can take their quilting projects beyond what they can imagine. For more information about the American Quilter's Society, visit http://www.americanquilter.com or call 1-270-898-7903.
On the Net: AQS Quilt Week Webpage with Scheduled Events