AQS QuiltWeek – Spring Paducah Quilt Show
Paducah, KY 2017
April 26-29, 2017
Paducah Convention & Expo Center,
415 Park Ave,Paducah, KY
Hours: Wed.–Fri., 9:00am – 6:00pm Sat., 9:00am – 4:00pm
Spring Paducah Quilt Show 2017
Home of the National Quilt Museum and the original Hancock Fabric Store, the largest fabric store in the nation, Paducah is a small town of 26,000 people and is located in a scenic area where the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers meet.
Paducah is also known as Quilt City, USA because this bustling city transforms into a mecca for fiber artists when the American Quilters Society celebrates the AQS Spring Paducah QuiltWeek show and contest.
Inspired by Paducah’s strong sense of place, the event is a gigantic Quilt Show & Contest that also functions as an annual convention for quilters. At the Paducah AQS QuiltWeek Show 2017, hundreds of distinctly creative quilts will be on display, along with the offerings of a myriad of merchant booths.
At the annual AQS QuiltWeek Show & Contest you’ll see everything quilting – from classes, lectures, special events, demonstrations, and exhibits of quilts, quilts and more quilts. You can shop-till-you-drop for quilts, materials to make quilts, and quilt-related items at over 300 vendor booths. Over 400 quilt contests are conducted during the show. This makes the event “The World Series of Quilting.” You’ll see everything from antique quilts to wearables, to books, to crafting and sewing supplies, sewing machines, yard goods, linens, buttons and trims, patterns—an endless array of great items!
Paducah embraces the AQS QuiltWeek Show with quilt-related events throughout the city, window displays and church dinners. Celebrate the depth of the fiber art experience with the Rotary Antique Quilt Show, Fantastic Fibers at Yeiser Art Center, African American Underground Railroad Quilts at the Hotel Metropolitan, Eleanor Burns’ Quilt in a Day and so much more.
AQS QuiltWeek® – Paducah Spring Quilt Show
Paducah, Kentucky becomes the central location for fiber artists each spring when over 25,000 international and domestic quilters make the trip to attend the AQS QuiltWeek® – Paducah Quilt Show. In addition to exhibits of the most extraordinary quilts being created today, the Paducah Quilt Show hosts a variety of special events, a vendor mall with over 300 vendor exhibits and a series of classes and lectures. Each year thousands of quilting artists participate in the Paducah Quilt Show School of Quiltmaking, workshops conducted by world-renowned instructors. The original Paducah Quilt Show is set apart by competitors, attendees and media attendees from around the world.
The city of Paducah embraces QuiltWeek™ with the quilt community and AQS-sanctioned events throughout the city, window displays and church dinners. Celebrate the depth of the quilt fiber art experience with the Rotary Antique Quilt Show, Fantastic Fibers at Yeiser Art Center, African American Underground Railroad Quilts at the Hotel Metropolitan, Eleanor Burns’ Quilt in a Day and so much more.
For more information about the AQS QuiltWeek and to register, visit quiltweek.com/paducah.
Paducah Quilt Show Video
About The Spring Paducah Quilt Show
If you have never attended the Paducah Quilt Show, get ready for an amazing time. The stunning world of quilting is bursting at the seams with masters in the quilting arts. This is your opportunity to experience the techniques, the color, the heart, and the vast creative minds of some of the world’s finest quilting teachers. Learn the techniques and design tips you will refer to again and again directly from internationally acclaimed instructors. Learn their work, up close and personal, in classroom and lecture settings. The fabrics, the colors, and the exquisite designs in thread will come alive!
A Video Tour of Palucah
See more than 400 AQS contest quilts vying for more than $120,000 in cash awards including the $20,000 Janome Best of Show.
- Large quilts—Paducah Expo Center
- Wall quilts—Carroll Convention Center (second floor)
- Special quilt exhibits—Convention Center (first floor) and Pavilion
AQS School of Quiltmaking
Workshops and lectures with some of the best instructors in the world! Advance registration recommended. www.quiltweek.com/paducah
A quilter’s shopping paradise! All open during show hours.
- Paducah Expo Center
- 1st and 2nd floors of the Carroll Convention Center
- Paducah Pavilion
- AQS Vendors on Kentucky, 200 Kentucky Ave. Also open, Tues., 10 AM–6 PM.
Don’t miss quilt-related community and AQS-sanctioned events throughout the city.
Getting Around Town
Free bus service is provided by participating hotels, attractions, Paducah Visitors Bureau, and Anchor Tours. Bus routes and authorized stops are published in the AQS QuiltWeek Show Book. Free Downtown and LowerTown trolley rides provide access to The National Quilt Museum, AQS Vendors on Kentucky, and the AQS Bus Stop.
AQS Photography Policy
Photographs taken at the Paducah AQS QuiltWeek Sow are for your own personal use, and for sharing with your friends and family who could not attend. Please include the name(s) of the maker(s) with any quilt image you post online; take a photo of the quilt tag so you will have this information. Photos of quilts may not be posted to any website where the images can be used to produce T-shirts, mugs, and other products. No videos or commercial photography are permitted at the show; media or writers may pick up a press pass at the AQS Information Center inside the exhibit hall at the Paducah McCracken County Convention and Expo Center.
For assistance with lodging in Paducah, check the list of AQS-Approved Accommodations at www.paducah.travel/quilting or call 1-800-PADUCAH. Most hotel rooms in Paducah are already sold out. AQS members can, however, still find lodging through the AQS-Paducah Host Home Program.