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


  1. Hey, your visit to Paducah is not complete without strawberry shortcake from the Boy Scouts. Also some good church-cooked BBQ along the side of the road.

  2. Looks like a great trip. I hate to try to pick my favorite quilt. It's too hard to narrow it down to just one, besides, its subjective, like judging quilts.

  3. I know it was a thrill to see Radar hanging at Paducah. Did you have the strawberry shortcake to go with that corn dog?

  4. Glad you had such a good time! Thanks for the great photos.

  5. what a great post - wonderful photos! It was so fun to meet you!! Your quilt looked wonderful in the show.
    MMMmm corn dogs....and BBQ :)

  6. WOW! The quilts look like they were amazing. I do love the traditional quilts but those machine quilted birds are just extraordinary!! thanks for sharing. Sorry you didn't win but getting entered is a HUGE honor!!

  7. I was happy to see some of the non-placers since I think they are more interesting than the winners in most cases (however I did like the best of show this year). There are so many quilts and so few that can win. It is indeed an honor just to have a quilt included in the show. Thanks for the photo show.

  8. Hey Kevin, saw your quilt at the show. Wonderful in person. So color saturated. I took mostly the same photos as you. The church dinners/lunches were so great- all decked with antique quilts and such hospitality. The Broadway Methodist Church had one of the best dinners I ever had. It took everything not to lick the china plates. They had a quilt share after telling stories of some of the quilts their congregants had. One very ill lady told a story of her husband's quilt that had me reaching for kleenex. I will put the story and photo on my blog later when I recover more. 18 hours on the bus home. Was a very inspirational time.

  9. Looks like you had a wonderful time Kevin! Thank you for sharing all the beautiful quilts, what a variety! Wish I would have been there!

  10. *sigh* Thanks for the awesome pictures!!! One of these years I'll get there!!!! Thanks for sharing all the great pictures of the beautiful quilts!

  11. I kept looking for the "like" button for each of those photos!! How fantastic!!! And Radar - he is so handsome!!! I would love for you and Ann to talk us through your Quilt thought process ;-)

  12. Your pictures of the quilts at the show are great. I was there, and some were new to me.! I didn't take many pictures this year. Yes, I hope you got a chance to try the strawberries and ice cream along with that corn dog. That is a Paducah tradition. It was fun running into you unexpectedly at Hancocks and meeting your cousin. I bet she had a blast too.

  13. Congrats on Radar being in the Paducah show. It's a spectacular quilt and I enjoyed seeing it there. Ann's quilting is marvelous and complements your design beautifully.

  14. Thank you so much for the trip to Paducah! And you are so right...different day...different judge. One can never be upset and you have such a wonderful attitude. Looks like you had a fantastic time and that is the main thing. Radar will have his day :) Actually he already has, we all love it!

  15. I have such fond memories of my ONE trip to Paducah. I want to get back there at some point. Also want to go to the Houston Show.

  16. I was able to narrow my favorites down to one very easily. My Blue Ribbon Best of Show Quilt is RADAR! It is staggering to see how much work goes into those quilts. In my quilt group when someone is fussing a little bit about making a mistake we always say "Well, it ain't gonna hang in Paducah." Your quilt hung in Paducah and that's a lot. Proud of you.

  17. I was able to narrow my favorites down to one very easily. My Blue Ribbon Best of Show Quilt is RADAR! It is staggering to see how much work goes into those quilts. In my quilt group when someone is fussing a little bit about making a mistake we always say "Well, it ain't gonna hang in Paducah." Your quilt hung in Paducah and that's a lot. Proud of you.

  18. So sorry we didn't get a chance to meet in Paducah but I noticed you got the neutral batiks that I left behind at Hancock's of Paducah. Radar is even more AMAZING in person!! You should be so very proud!

  19. Wow! Thanks so much for sharing all these wonderful images of the show. "Radar" looks wonderful at the show and is a winner in my book. Glad you had a great time. Happy quilting.

  20. Kevin, Thanks for allowing me to experience the Paducah show vicariously through your blog. Loved every bit of it. BTW, Edyta's "Broken Star" is one of my favorite quilts. Here's hoping my blog issue has been fixed and that this comment actually lands in your inbox. :) Have a great weekend!

  21. I love your Paducah photos. I couldn't figure out how to get to the water where you did. You'll have to tell me where that photo was taken. I also didn't see the train. My favorite in your post is Mom with the corn dog. So happy she could be there with you. Radar was drawing quite a crowd when I was there!!!!!! Love it.

  22. There were some amazing quilts there. Thanks for sharing the photos. One day when when the teenager is off at college, I'm hoping I can sneak over to the Padacuh show. Looks like you had a great time.

  23. Great photos of your trip. Quilts just get better and better, don't they? So impressive.