I got home late Sunday after spending all last week in Paducah for the 30th AQS show. It was my first time being there both as an instructor and just seeing the show in person and what an experience! I have to say it was an almost perfect week and I couldn't wait to share it with you!
...and I'd like to mention my nearly perfect week started with The Nun's Quilt winning a 3rd place ribbon! Wooo Hooo!!!!
I had Saturday off to completely indulge in the show and to check out the town and the museum. My day started with a long walk along the river about 7 am...nobody was there and it was quiet...a little down time that I hadn't indulged in all week long....mmmmm.....
I checked out the historic downtown district before the crowds got heavy....
and then of course completely indulged in the National Quilt Museum. Wow. Talk about a big piece of humble pie! Unfortunately I could only take a picture of the building...no cameras allowed inside.
Then it was off to indulge in the show for the remainder of the day. The weather was gorgeous all week long and the food vendors were all set up outside. There were SO many quilters there wasn't enough room for everyone in the tent on the picnic tables so many of us ate our lunches on the curbs!
Last January I did a blog post on "Inspiration and Intimidation" where I shared my thoughts on being totally intimidated by the fabulous quilts at these shows...Trust me that was a huge factor here. Still shaking my head on the beautiful quilts from all over the world that were exhibited. I only took a few photos of the full quilts...most of my shots were the smaller areas of those quilts that inspired me...they were a lot less intimidating that way.
You just couldn't believe the background filler work in this quilt...wow.
This particular blog post could go on forever...the show was amazing, intimidating, inspiring and so much more. Thank you for letting me share all of this with you!
Hugs, Cindy :)