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Friday, August 26, 2011

A Trip to Paducah, Kentucky

 Do you recognize this building? It's The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky! 
My husband was coming to this area on business and when I mentioned that Paducah is a "mecca" for quilters, he bought me a ticket!  So here I am, happy as a "tick on a hound dog". We are going to the museum tomorrow, when we have more time to browse and take it all in.

 In the meantime, since I don't have access to a car during the day, I spent quite a bit of time and money in this place! (It is almost across the street from my hotel! I was able to walk there without even breaking a sweat!) It was instant "overwhelm" when I walked in. There are rows and rows of bolts, all organized by fabric company, designer, and collection. I lugged back a bag of fabric that will replace all my husband's clothing in his carry-on suitcase! (Sorry, hon!) OH, he saw that! He suggested that I just leave my own things here and buy new! Okay!! (What a sweetheart!) I do feel rather constrained when I fly - especially now that baggage is so costly!

 Here are my fabrics.

We also stopped at Eleanor Burn's 2nd store, Quilt in a Day.  Her fabrics are only $5 a yard! Not as many fabrics, but still a lot and such a great price! I found this fun Christmas fabric. (the photo doesn't do it justice!)

We ended the day at Max's, a restaurant in the historic district near the river. I wanted to eat out on the patio to enjoy the cooler temperatures. (It's still in the 100's back in South Texas and in the 80's here!)
There is more site seeing to do before we leave, so I'll post some more soon. Until then.......

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  1. lucky you, all that fun and your sweet honey, too!

  2. Looks like a great time! Enjoy the 'cooler' weather :)

  3. I just love Paducah! Lots of quilting history there. I live on the other end of the state but get there as often as I can. Love your new fabrics, can't wait to see what you create with them.

  4. A husband who takes you along on a business trip KNOWING there are quilts involved, books a hotel across the road from HANCOCKS AND tells you to buy new clothes - okay - guess we have a winner in the keeper stakes! Congratulations - to both of you!

  5. How wonderful that you were able to make the trip with your husband! Gee, it was such a sacrifice on your part to have to spend time at Hancocks ;D Enjoy the rest of your trip and I look forward to hearing all about the National Quilt Museum.

  6. well that is just NOT fair!!! 3 wonderful quilting places!!!! what a wonderful unexpected trip....great fabric pics and I know you will make something wonderful to show us!!

  7. I want to be there instead of moving in the Texas heat! :)

    Just ship the fabrics - it will probably be cheaper.

  8. great shopping linda those fabrics are gorgeous and what a wonderful trip you are having

  9. Always remember the post office has flat rate boxes, and they are a good deal when shipping lots of fabric. I use them when I visit my quilting Friend that lives in Idaho. Much easier than trying to get it home on the airplane.

  10. Ok, you're having way too much fun - gorgeous place, gorgeous fabrics!

  11. I can only dream of shopping in Paducah. It's a long way to travel. But it does look so wonderful.
    You'll have to make sure your husband goes there on business on a regular basis!


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