30th Annual Rotary Quilt Show 'Southern Splendor'
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Quilts that feature Southern Splendor are the theme of this year’s 30th Annual Rotary Antique Quilt Show.

The Rotary Club of Paducah holds its annual Antique Quilt Show fundraiser each year in conjunction with the American Quilter’s Society’s spring show in Paducah.  All proceeds from the Rotary Quilt Show benefit the Rotary Education Assistance Program which provides scholarships for local students in Paducah and McCracken County.

This year’s Southern Splendor quilt theme showcases the rich tradition of unique quilts, colors, and quilting styles from the southeastern United States.  Antique quilts from throughout the region were selected to celebrate the “soothing voices” of our Southern heritage. The exhibit is curated by Mary Kerr.

In addition to the quilts on display, 18 vendors from across the country will be selling everything from quilts to quilting supplies and notions. Your daily admission to the show gets you 5 chances to win a quilt uniquely created by the vendors. The full-size quilt features the famous Paducah dogwood blossoms. You need not be present to win.

To make the Rotary show even more fun this year, all vendors are participating in the show’s first “Shop Hop”.  Visitors can drop by each vendor booth and receive a free pattern for each block of the quilt which will be given away at the conclusion of the show.

The 30th Annual Rotary Antique Quilt Show takes place at the Robert Cherry Civic Center at 2701 Park Avenue in Paducah April 17 through the 21.  Show hours are from 9am-6pm Monday-Friday, and 9am-3pm on Saturday.  Admission is $7 at the door and is good for the entire week.  The Paducah Catering Company will be selling delicious, locally-prepared food at the show.  On Friday, members of Heartland Lace Guild will demonstrate the art of making Bobbin Lace which was used in the 1600, 1700, and 1800’s.

For more information about the Rotary Antique Quilt Show, please visit the website at or on Facebook at Paducah Rotary Antique Quilt Show.

Published 04:15 PM, Monday Apr. 16, 2018
Updated 07:04 AM, Wednesday Apr. 18, 2018

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