Monday, April 27, 2015

Padcuah in Pictures.....

Greetings to all of you wonderful Quilters out there!

Thanks to everyone who commented and left their opinion of which binding to use on my collaborative QOV quilt with Alycia!

Binding Choice #1 was the undisputed winner!

I returned from Paducah full of joy!  The show was spectacular, and I had SO MUCH FUN meeting so many of you while there!  Thanks to the many followers who came up to me and introduced themselves!  There are too many of you to list, but, please know, I enjoyed meeting every single one of you!  I also enjoyed meeting several people viewing "Radar."  It was fun being able to talk to those interested about his inception and the inspiration behind him.

I would like to make this disclaimer if I may?  I am in NO WAY upset or have any sour grapes over "Radar" not placing.  He was in some WONDERFUL company in Paducah, and for that matter, every show he has been in.  I appreciate everyone's concern, but, there was nothing to be concerned about.  As a matter of fact, I found it very interesting that quilts that won in Houston didn't place in Paducah.  When you enter quilt shows, they are subjective.  It's just like any other type of judged contest you enter.  Different day, different set of judges, different air you are breathing, water you are drinking and so on, and so on.  I am just beyond HONORED "Radar" has been so well received this year.

OK, off my soap box, and onto......

The show was absolutely mobbed......that's a good thing!  However, in my haste to obtain some photos, I didn't get the best picture, and I apologize for that!  Please enjoy the show through my eyes for some of you who may not have been able to be there.  Which quilt is your favorite?

Paducah sits on the banks of the Ohio River.

Many murals, and this train sit along the banks of the river.
That's my Dad inspecting the train.....anything with a motor or wheels, and he is there!

Here is the Luther F. Cox Four Rivers Center
where the Awards are held.

Me, Mom and Dad at the awards.

A selfie of Ann and me at the Awards.

Stage of the Awards Ceremony.

I was able to introduce my parents to my very good quilting friends Bev and Vernie over
breakfast at our hotel in Marion, IL.

Then it was on to the show!
I hope my dad doesn't get overly excited!
Just kidding, he wasn't ready for this photo!

Did you all wanna see some quilts??????
Well, here ya go!

Shout out to Anne who was at the quilt show and took this photo for us!


Backing of BEST OF SHOW!

Time for some lunch in between the show!
They sure do make some big corn dogs in Paducah!
If you are a fan of corn dogs, these are the BEST I have ever tasted!

And now, back to the quilts in the show!

The next 3 images are of the same quilt!

I was so pleased to be able to have some
It was great meeting fellow blogger extraordinaire, Barb!

I was also able to meet and chat with one of my quilting crushes....Edyta Sitar of
She even gave me an autographed journal!

The National Quilt Museum had some amazing quilts on display!
No photography was allowed in the museum.

My cousin Phyllis and I had a BALL visiting Hancocks of Paducah!
We may or may not have spent some money here!

I would like to thank my cousin Phyllis for her genuine hospitality for me
and my parents during our time in Paducah.  More on my thanks to her
and some other family members coming up in a future post!

And here are my many purchases from Paducah!
Backing fabrics, batik neturals, patterns, and panels with scripture.

What a wonderful time me and my parents had!
Why can't Paducah Quilt Week be all year long?!?!?!
Thanks for ALL of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter