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

Toll-free (for orders only, please):
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

The 26th Annual AQS Quilt Show & Contest - Paducah, KY

$125,000 in Cash Awards

by Bonnie Browning, Executive Show Director

PADUCAH, Ky., April 14, 2010: The 26th Annual American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show & Contest will be held at the Paducah Expo Center, Julian Carroll Convention Center, and the Dome Pavilion at One Executive Blvd. in downtown Paducah, April 21 – 24, 2010.

This year 387 quilters will be vying for $125,000 in cash awards; the Janome Best of Show winner will receive $20,000. The winners of the AQS Hand Workmanship, BERNINA Machine Workmanship, and Gammill Longarm Machine Quilting awards will each receive $12,000. Entries were received from 47 states and 10 countries.

The show will kick off on Tuesday, April 20, with the All-Star Review mini demonstrations; the Awards Presentation with Variety! – entertainment by the Badgett Playhouse from Grand Rivers, KY; and the Sneak Preview, a benefit for The National Quilt Museum. The show sponsors will be on hand for the announcement and presentation of the awards at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Carson Four Rivers Center. Kaffe Fassett, well-known designer and author from the United Kingdom, will present a lecture on Wednesday evening at the Carson Four Rivers Center from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s events at the Carson Four Rivers Center are the Quilt Art Autograph Party from 5 – 7 p.m.; the National Quilt Museum’s Auction Preview Party (4 – 5:30 p.m. in the lobby), followed by the Live Quilt Auction from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (viewing of live items from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.); and Eleanor Burns: Live on Stage from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. On Friday, the AQS/Hobbs Bonded Fibers Fashion Show (1 – 3 p.m.) and Music & More: Ricky Tims Concert sponsored by Ken’s Sewing Center (7 – 9 p.m.) will be held at the Carson Four Rivers Center.

The Merchant Mall will be larger than ever – with more than 400 vendor booths offering the very latest in quilting supplies and gifts. Look for vendors in all of these areas: Paducah Expo Center; 1st and 2nd floors of the Convention Center; and the Dome Pavilion. Also, don’t miss the AQS Vendors on Kentucky (open Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) featuring the AQS/Collector Books “hurt” book sale in the backroom of the Finkel Building at the corner of 2nd Street and Kentucky Avenue.

Show hours:
Wednesday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission at the Door: $9 for AQS members; $11 for non-members

For more information, go to or call 270-898-7903.