Saturday, April 28, 2012
sunny day and we ware ready to go again to see more of Paducah. we walked about 6 blocks to the downtown area after parking by the convention center. First stop the Quilt in a Day store that is Eleanor Burns's shop. It had $5.00 and $3.00 fabric in the back room. I found a heavy weight denim colored stripe that will make a great bag. The Fenkle building downtown was an older empty building converted to a shopping mall for quilters for the week. The AQS publishing was having a book sale with lots of books for $5. I got a Jean wells book but could've gotten more. Colleen loved the Primitive Gathering booth. I bought some 30's fabric for a quilt I am planning. lunch was at the best deli in Paducah with an adjoining bakery. I had turkey on cranberry/walnut bread. Kirchhoff's Colleen had a roast beef with Navarro cheese and grilled onions with French sour dough. Donna raved about their pasta salad. At the bakery for dessert, Sandy had lemon bar, Colleen had oatmeal, chocolate, raisen, pecan cookie called the "cowboy". Also she tried an oatmeal chocolate chunk cookie. Donna tried their sugar cookie. the streets in this area were old bricks and were tree covered. the buildings have been preserved, but there was flooding last year, may have closed some of the stores. the flood wall is decorated with scenes of the Indians that lived in the area. Barge traffic on the Ohio river. will have to write more later time for bed.
Lots of vendors to see and lots of quilts to see too. I ran into ??? from Creston Quilts and Other Notions, who's aunt's quilt is also in the show - they were doing the quilt show in one day!! Carla sent me a text so I had to call her back while shopping.
Outside for lunch was a food area, and there were lots of vendors serving food state fair style and picnic tables under tents. It was cool and I wore my new sweatshirt with the club logo on it. With celll phones it was easy to connect with C and D. A drawing is being held for a red Ford Focus with quilt decorations.
One thing I got from www.ezpiecing.com is a pattern for a pineapple quilt. Check it out! time for shower and breakfast. More later.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
All of scored things we couldn't leave behind. It is a wonderful store and something for everyone. Ate lunch in the Jackson Street diner nearby. "Mr. garmin" took us thru downtown St. Louis so we saw the arch as we hurried on down the road. light traffic and arrived in Paducah to check in at 5 p.m. drove to the convention center to pick up our tickets and walked in to find Colleen's quilt in the center row first cubicle to the right.