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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 Annual Quilt Show Named as Top Ten Event for Spring

by Sylvia J. Thomas

The Kentucky Tourism Council has selected the American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show as one of the commonwealth’s “Top Ten” events for spring.

The American Quilter’s Society’s 24th Annual Quilt Show & Contest showcases more than 700 quilts and wallhangings with $100,000 awarded in prizes for outstanding quilts in various categories. Hands-on workshops, lectures, and fashion shows along with a first-rate merchant mall are included in the event. This year’s event will be April 23–26 at the Paducah Expo Center/Executive Inn Riverfront.

Paducah, Kentucky, becomes Quilt City USA® each April as thousands of quilters from around the world come to view hundreds of quilts in the AQS quilt contest. On April 23–26, more than 750 quilts will be exhibited and the Merchant Mall will have over 350 booths of the latest quiltmaking supplies, antique and new quilts, and quilt-related gifts. Forty-six national quilting instructors will be teaching in the AQS School of Quiltmaking.

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

The Kentucky Tourism Council is a 560-member statewide association representing all sectors of the state’s travel industry. The council’s mission is to unite Kentucky’s third largest industry through governmental interaction, communication, and education.

For more information, contact the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 723-8224 or click on the link below.

To find out more about the AQS Quilt Show & Contest, click on the link below to read and print the show information and to register online.