Saturday, May 1, 2010

Paducah Report

Is Paducah old news yet?  Is it over and done and on to the next thing?  Getting ready for HMQS?  Minneapolis?  Knoxville?  I just took 17 of my quilts to a friend of mine who is taking them to HMQS for a special exhibit of some sort. 

Well in case anyone is still interested, here's my report for what it is worth. 

First, it was a fun show!  Thanks to all of you who found me to say hello.  Paducah is a different show than others I've been to.  The whole city feels like a quilt show.  I made it to a vintage quilt show at a civic center that was wonderful.  There were several locations I didn't make it to.  I was in the Pavilion.  Here is a picture of it from the AQS blog:


Where's my picture?  Well, it's on my camera.  I have had some serious camera problems with this trip.  First of all, I didn't bring my camera cord to transfer the pictures to my husband's laptop while we were in Paducah.  I was planning on showing you fun pictures while I was there.  That didn't happen.  Sorry. 

Now we are home and there's a new problem -- the camera is missing.  I don't know where I misplaced it.  The last time I used it was last Saturday when we went north east of Paducah into Amish country.  This was after the show ended though so everything was closed.  We took a ferry across the river to Hole in the Rock.  I used that camera to take pictures there.  That is my little camera that fits in my pocket.  On the way home I used my bigger camera to take pictures so the little camera wasn't missed until we got home.  I am still hopeful that it is hiding in a nook or cranny that I haven't seen yet.

Well, onward and upward ---
The pavilion was lovely.  It had wonderful lighting.  The only time I didn't like the pavilion was when there was a big storm on Saturday.  It was very loud inside the pavilion.  My favorite part about my location was being across from the Kaffe Fassett exhibit. 

Here is a picture, again from the AQS blog:  (Thank goodness they took a few pictures.)



 Kaffe and Liza were there signing their new book.  I, of course, bought a book and got it signed.  I wasn't going to because I thought the line would be forever long, and I had to be at my booth instead of standing in line.  Well the line came and went, so during a lull, I dashed over.  That was the souvenir I bought myself. 

On my camera I also have a picture of a Ricky Tims sit in.  What happened is this.  On my way into the show I saw a sign that said that Ricky was going to be there signing autographs at 12:30.  About a quarter to one, I dashed over there to take a picture.  Yes, you guessed it, I had read the sign wrong.  He had been there the hour before.  So my booth neighbor The Fabric Organizer said I could take a picture of her.  So I did. 

What about the quilts?  The quilts were, of course, incredible.  It felt like they took the winners of all the other shows and just showed those.  Every single one was a work of art.  I will never quilt like that.  And I'm okay with that. 

That's about the size.  There were a couple of you that got pictures with your cameras that I assume you have not misplaced.  Feel free to post a link to your blog in the comments.

Thanks! 

13 comments:

Needled Mom said...

In spite of all the camera woes, you write as though you had a fabulous trip.

scraphappy said...

Good luck finding your camera. It's always the pictures that are on it rather than the camera that can't be replaced. I recently "lost" my pocket camera on a camping trip and didn't find it until two weeks later in a bag of s'mores.

Gene Black said...

I can see it now, some Amish child is going to be shunned because he found your camera and is using it.

Miss Nancy said...

I hope that the camera turns up soon and in a safe place. You do sound like you had a great time in Paducah. It was such a pleasure to meet you at your booth in the Pavillion. Love your work. Thank you for sharing.

Have a super great day.
http://teaandquilts.blogspot.com

Grethe said...

Must have been a dream being there :-) so why I stayed at home, I don`t know!!! I have two project from Kaffe and his fabrics stashed away; one of these days quilts will be up on the wall, soon,soon ......

Always Sewing said...

Oh I hope your camera turns up soon. I did take of picture of you and I in your booth. I posted it on my blog here: http://alwayssewing.blogspot.com/2010/04/paducha-treasure.html

It was so great to meet you.

Kelly's Kwips said...

Nice meeting you at the show, I've posted a picture on my blog. Really enjoy the Jelly Roll Quilt a Long and look forward to more in the future!

Deanna said...

I feel the same way when I look at what I call a thousand-hour-quilt. I am really happy for the people who make them, but in the same period of time I could make, oh, 10 to 20 one-hundred or fifty-hour quilts. I am happy being simple and cheerful.

Moose on the Porch Quilts said...

LOL! Ya'll are too much!

Whosies said...

those pesky tiny things that hold our whole life on its hard drive. hope you find it!

i do love that kaffe. sounds like fun! I'm going to HMQS, i will see if i can find your little show.

http://patchworkposse.com/blog

Teresa said...

I would absolutely love to see the Paducah show some day. I have never really been to a big show other than the Mid-Atlantic show, and that seemed more like a vendor show than a quilt show - but I had a blast.

sallie789 said...

Yay! I saw your quilt exhibit at the HMQS in Salt Lake City today. There were some great quilts there. I was so excited to recognize your name!

prashant said...

Good luck finding your camera
PPC Advertising India