AQS Spring QuiltWeek-Paducah Launches Wednesday
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The City of Paducah and the American Quilter's Society are making final preparations for more than 30,000 visitors to AQS QuiltWeek beginning Wednesday, April 18th at the Schroeder Expo Center in Paducah.

About 700 quilts will be on display with $125,000 in prizes to be awarded at the event. Attendees will also take part in workshops and the Merchant Mall of local and national vendors.

Paducah is accustomed to rolling out the red carpet for thousands of quilters during AQS QuiltWeek. Between the well-known Paducah Ambassadors, trolley tours, bus shuttles, residents opening their homes to quilters, unique quilt exhibits, church luncheons, and restaurants offering special options, visitors experience the hospitality that makes Paducah famous among quilters.

Local businesses and organizations complete the experience for quilters by presenting AQS sanctioned events such as the Yeiser Art Center, Rotary Club of Paducah, The National Quilt Museum and the Paducky Derby benefitting Merryman House.

Admission to AQS QuiltWeek includes access to all special exhibits and the Merchant Mall with hundreds of quilting items for sale. Hours are Wednesday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm. Tickets and additional information can be found at or by calling 1-270-898-7903. The event is open to the public.

Included in this week's exhibits are the AQS Contest Quilts; Ricky Tims: Quilts That Speak, sponsored by Zirkel; Art in Denim by Ian Berry, sponsored by Martelli;  Cherrywood Challenge 2017: Van Gogh French Gallery, sponsored by Innova; SAQA: Korean Quilts Now;  Contemporary Art Quilts – U.S. and Brazil, sponsored by  Edmar; and the AQS Showcase.  Evening events feature fun and unique experiences, including the AQS Awards Presentation and An Evening with Ricky Tims – RICKY.

To view the schedule of AQS QuiltWeek events, click on the link below: 

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Published 01:00 AM, Monday Apr. 16, 2018
Updated 09:02 AM, Monday Apr. 16, 2018

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