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.