I have been home from Paducah over a week and am just now sitting down to write a bit about it. First off, my quilt didn’t place or win a ribbon but I am still thrilled to have had a chance to have it on display and see it behind the glass in the cases of miniatures.What a wonderful few days while at the show that sped by way too quickly. We started off by attending the awards night, which was fabulous by the way. Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry spoke and had a slide show of her quilt journey thus far. (We did visit her studio/shop/home the next day and got a tour of her private quarters and studio which was spectacular. So glad we did as she has sold the house and is moving to Washington State.)
My sisters, niece and friend again stayed with the wonderful Betty Jane, the mother in law of our friend. She is such a sweet woman and makes us all feel so welcome each year. Here is a photo of us the day we left for home in our matching t-shirts from the show.And one with Betty Jane, our “hostess with the mostess!”The dogwoods and azaleas were so pretty this year so we went out a couple of evenings to drive around and see the beautiful lighted trees and stopped to get photos during the day too. I am still trying to figure out how to share my photos but in the mean time here are a few links I have stumbled onto this week.
Here is a link to see some of the winning quilts at the Paducah show. It takes a bit of time to load the photos but you can zoom up to see details of these beautiful quilts.
This YouTube video shows parts of lots of quilts set to music. The message at the end says there will be part 2 posted later.
Video of Pat Kuhns from Lincoln with Bonnie Browning about her quilt - http://www.paducahvideo.com/play/rbXxL2e27fM
Watch the interview with Susan Stewart from Kansas – wow what a story. http://www.paducahvideo.com/play/jVw29opwAbc
I found these videos on this page where they interview more of the winners and have more videos you can watch.
This is one of the quilts we saw in Paducah and I also read her blog so knew it was going to be there She wrote this interesting story about her winning quilt she entered in the show on this blog post. I had read about it before but thought you all would be interested in the story of this quilt.
She also blogged about her quilt and being at Paducah.