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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

AQS Quilt Show & Contest Selected 2011 Top 10 Event

The Kentucky Travel Industry Association Announces Top Festivals & Events Across Kentucky

by Sylvia J. Thomas

February 28, 2011, Paducah, Ky. – The Kentucky Travel Industry Association (KTIA) has selected the 27th Annual American Quilter’s Society’s Quilt Show & Contest as one of their 2011 Top 10 Festivals & Events.

According to KTIA, “Paducah flows with creativity and becomes the Mecca for quilters and quilt enthusiasts each spring. In addition to the 500+ competition exhibits of the finest workmanship and most imaginative quilts being created today, visitors from around the world attend the merchant mall, hands-on workshops and lectures by world-renowned teachers. With a $20 million dollar economic impact, the Quilt Show is celebrated throughout the town with the lighted Dogwood Trail, special quilt-related exhibits, dinners, and theatrical productions earning the historic river town the title of Quilt City USA.”

This year’s event will be held April 27—30, 2011  For more information, go to or call 270-898-7903.

The Kentucky Travel Industry Association names its Top 10 Festivals & Events four times a year. To be eligible, festivals or events must be recommended or produced by a Kentucky Travel Industry Association member. A panel of impartial judges selects the winners 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.

The Kentucky Travel Industry Association (KTIA) is a 675 member statewide association representing all sectors of the state’s travel industry. The Association’s mission is to unite Kentucky’s third largest industry through governmental interaction, communication and education. For more information on KTIA, phone 502-223-8687, email, or visit