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AQS Presents QuiltWeek® – Paducah, Kentucky 2016
by Katherine Rupp, AQS Marketing Director
American Quilter’s Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, is pleased to announce the return of its famous AQS QuiltWeek event in Paducah, Kentucky. The Paducah QuiltWeek event will run from April 20 to 23 at the Paducah McCracken County Convention & Expo Center, 415 Park Avenue, Paducah, KY 42001.
More than 30,000 in attendance are expected to converge on the Paducah area to enjoy four days of the best in international quilt and textile artistry. Close to 600 quilts will be on display with $125,000 in prizes to be awarded for quilting excellence at the event. In addition, AQS QuiltWeek will be hosting a series of workshops with some of the top talent in the quilt industry and an extensive Merchant Mall comprised of both local and national vendors.
Included in the AQS QuiltWeek celebrated exhibits are SAQA: People & Portraits, the AQS Authors’ Showcase, and the World Painters Challenge. Evening events feature fun and unique experiences, including the AQS Awards Presentation and Ricky Tims Takes Center Stage at The Carson Center.
Paducah, Kentucky rolls out the red carpet for thousands of quilters during QuiltWeek. Between the well-known Paducah Ambassadors, residents opening their homes to quilters, and restaurants offering special options, visitors experience hospitality that makes Paducah famous among quilters. Local businesses complete the experience for quilters by presenting AQS Sanctioned Events at locations such as the Yeiser Art Center, Rotary Club of Paducah, and The National Quilt Museum.
Admission to AQS QuiltWeek includes access to all special exhibits and the Merchant Mall with hundreds of quilting items for sale. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Ticket and additional information can be found at quiltweek.com/paducah or by calling 1-270-898-7903. This event is open to the public.
About the American Quilter’s Society
The American Quilter’s Society is the largest quilting membership organization in the world. For thirty years, AQS has been the leading voice in quilting through a broad suite of products—magazines, books, live events, contests, workshops, online networks, patterns, fabrics, and catalogs. At AQS, we believe that with inspiration and advice, creative individuals can take their quilting projects beyond what even they had imagined. The leading authors in quilting choose to publish with AQS, the best in quilt artistry select AQS events to display their work, and the newest quilters learn from the knowledge and vision of AQS members. For more information about the American Quilter’s Society, please visit http://www.americanquilter.com or call 1-270-898-7903.
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