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Paducah Spring 2018 Quilt Show

April 21, 2018

This was only my second time attending a Paducah quilt show, the first being just last fall.  I convinced the hubby to give up a couple of his fishing days to go with me.  I think he was almost as excited as me, with having a quilt in the show.

 The talent exhibited at these shows in incredible.  In case you weren't able to attend I'd like to share with you some of my favorites.  And as required for photos taken of quilts at the show and posted online, I want to give credit to the talented artists who made them.  First up is Simulated Flight, by Carol Wilczek of Oklahoma.  Neat!

This is Zaina's Starburst, by Qurrat Thakur, of Texas.  It was a winner! The quilting....

 I really love all kinds of quilts, from modern to vintage, and everything in between.  Here is a beauty made from civil war reproduction fabrics, for a vintage looking quilt.  It is called Patchwork of the Crosses by Laura Wierda, of Michigan.

 Ian Berry, a British artist, had an amazing display of his fabric art created from denim.  These pieces were 3 dimensional and just unbelievable.

 

 

I mean, simply amazing.  Isn't it wonderful that there are such artists?  Another cute quilt I liked was Orange Peel Revisited by Carol Capshaw of Oklahoma.   I really liked her dotted background and her quilting of lines and circles.

Oh, and all the cool quilts such as these....Vertigo by Elaine Wick Poplin of Alabama. Hard to believe it is not a spiral but four separate circle patterns.

I bought a kit from the Kwilt Art booth (her website linked here).  Her patterns are just, wow.  I bought the kit to make the below quilt in green/blue batiks with the black.  Can't wait to get started on it.

Oh, and I played on one of these Bernina's.....I may have to upgrade my long arm in a year or so.  Something to work towards, definitely.

And no trip to Paducah would be complete without visiting Hancock Fabrics.  It was SO CROWDED. 

 I picked up six of these panels to make another one block wonder, among a few other pieces of fabric. 

My pictures don't EVEN show a snippet of the talent exhibited in the 400 plus quilts in the show contests.  I didn't make any pictures of the vendors.  There were, I'm guessing, 100's of vendors, selling everything from fabrics, threads, patterns, machines, to even clothing and jewelry. It sure was a fun two days. Besides the show and vendors, we had the opportunity to meet up with some long-time friends and eat dinner with them.

 

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With inspiration overload,

Rachel

 

 

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