Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Paducah Quilt Show

My friend Jean invited me along on one of her annual pilgrimages to the Paducah Quilt Show in Paducah, Kentucky. The quilts were stunning; the vendors seemed to go on forever; and I have never seen so many quilters in one place in my life.
The three I've shown here are: #1246, Flights of Fascination by Anna VanDemark, #1423, Water, Earth II by Pat Pauly, and #1416, My Mind Drifts Along with the Stream by Eunjoo Kim.
We preferred the wallhanging sized quilts to the bed sized quilts mostly in that they were more free formed. My program says there were 1626 competition quilts at the show!
Although I do make the occasional wall quilt, my sewing is pretty limited. I did find some batiks at the show and at an amazing fabric store, Hancocks of Paducah, and managed to fill a void in my stash - yellow and orange batiks with red and pink overtones.

1 comment:

Dieverdog said...

Those are gorgeous! Love the colors! I wish I sewed more than I do...or more rather, I wish I enjoyed it more than I do so I'd do it more. But it's lovely to enjoy the work of others.