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American Quilter's Society
PO Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290

Toll-free (for orders only, please):
1-800-626-5420
Phone: 270-898-7903
Fax: 270-898-1173

Physical Street Address for UPS/FedEx Shipments Only:
5801 Kentucky Dam Road Paducah, KY 42003-9323

Quilting Community AQS News

AQS Quilt Show & Contest Selected 2010 Top 10 Event

Kentucky Tourism Council Announces Top Spring Festivals & Events

by Sylvia J. Thomas

Paducah, Kentucky, April 7, 2010 – The Kentucky Tourism Council has selected the 26th Annual American Quilter’s Society’s Quilt Show & Contest as one of their 2010 Spring Top 10 Festivals & Events.

Held in Paducah, April 21-24, this annual competition showcases more than 500 quilts and wallhangings created by both national and international quilters. The festival includes the finest workmanship and most imaginative quilts in the world, along with a merchant mall, hands-on workshops/lectures by world-renowned teachers, and a fashion show. With a $20 million dollar economic impact, the Quilt Show is celebrated throughout the town, with the lighted Dogwood Trail, special window displays and various quilt-related exhibits, dinners and events.

A panel of impartial judges selects the Kentucky Tourism Council Top 10 Festivals & Events for each season. Criteria for selection include popularity of the event, its impact on the local tourism economy as well as cultural and historical significance.

For more information about the AQS Quilt Show & Contest, refer to www.americanquilter.com or call 270-898-7903.

Kentucky Tourism Council is a 500 member statewide association representing all sectors of the state’s tourism and travel industry. The Council’s mission is to unite Kentucky’s third largest industry through governmental interaction, communication and education.