Join AQS in Paducah, Kentucky for a week of quilts! Take quilt classes, enjoy lectures, and shop fabrics, notions and more at the Vendor Merchant Mall. Most of all, be inspired as you explore beautiful quilts, from award-winning and semi-finalist contest quilts to special exhibits.
While you're enjoying QuiltWeek, be sure to check out the local area including the Riverfront and downtown shopping. There's so much to see and do, you'll want to stay the week!
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Transportation: Shuttle buses to hotels and attractions and the Trolley will pickup passengers at the AQS Shuttle Stop inside the floodwall at the sidewalk near the Eisenhower entrance to the Convention Center.
NEW for 2022 – Entering the Convention Center to Park:
Traffic will be directed to the stoplight at 8th Street to Campbell Street to enter the Convention Center Parking lot and park. Parking is $7 per space.
Charter buses will enter at the rear entrance off Campbell Street, turning right and traveling along the floodwall to the food court area in the parking lot of the Convention Center, then left to stop in front of the Expo Center.
Traffic from 4th Street through the floodwall will only be able to drop off passengers at the Convention Center and then exit to Park Avenue.
AQS shuttle buses to/from the Pavilion will pick up and drop off in front the Expo Center.
After Evening Classes – Bus transportation from the Convention Center Shuttle Stop at 8:00 p.m. to hotels near Exit 4.
Ricky Tims Friday Evening – Leave the Convention Center Shuttle Stop at 6:00 p.m. to go to the Clemens Fine Arts Center; pick up at 9:00 p.m. to go to hotels near Exit 4.
Bill's Lemonade Stand
Boy Scout Troop 200
Chimney's Food Trailer
Christian Fellowship School
Community Christian Academy
Coney Express Food Truck
Larry, Darrell & Darrell BBQ
Ol' Glory Sweets & Treats
Paducah Convention Center
The Catering Co
You can reserve your Mobility scooter or wheelchair from Branson Mobility for AQS QuiltWeek at the Schroeder Expo Center, April 27–30, 2022. Reservations are recommended; scooters and wheelchairs will be available at the show, based on availability.
If you have a scooter reserved, stop at the Scooter booth in the lobby of the Schroeder Expo Center to sign the paperwork and pick up the key. Scooters should be returned one hour prior to the show closing each day (5:00 p.m. on Wed., Thurs., and Fri., and 3:00 p.m. on Sat). You will need to return the key to the Scooter booth in the Expo Center.
4 days: $295
½ day (8am–12pm or 12pm–5:00pm/3:00pm on Sat.): $50
4 days: $90
½ day (8am–12pm or 12pm–5:00pm/3:00pm on Sat.): $25
AQS Certified Quilt Appraisers will appraise new or antique/vintage quilts for insurance replacement, or for sale or donation purposes.
Walk-in appraisals for AQS QuiltWeek - Paducah 2022 will be held Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Appraisal Fee: $75 per quilt, payable at the AQS Information Center prior to the appraisal.
You’ll receive your written appraisal no later than 30 days after the close of the show.
National Quilt Museum (NQM) Multi-Day Admission, #NQM
While you're in Paducah, be sure to see two amazing quilt exhibits in addition to The National Quilt Museum's Permanent Collection. "Untamed Abstraction" by award-winning artist Sheila Framptom Cooper explores the artist’s free-form process with exciting twists and turns. “Australia Wide Seven”, by members of the Ozquilt Network showcases the diversity of contemporary Australian quiltmaking. And “New Quilts from an Old Favorite”, a popular biennial competition and exhibition held at NQM. Visit The National Quilt Museum as many times as you like during AQS QuiltWeek by purchasing a Multi-Day pass, only available through AQS Advance Registration. You’ll save by paying the daily price for all-week access! Admission purchased at The National Quilt Museum during the show is $12 for a daily admission at the door.
Adopt a duck at the 2022 AQS QuiltWeek to benefit the Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center!
You can adopt a duck to put in the race for just $5, and the fastest three ducks will win prizes! Merryman House will hold a special adoption pre-sale for quilters at AQS QuiltWeek, so be sure to stop by the PaDucky Derby booth in the Atrium of Carroll Convention Center to adopt your ducks!
On October 22, 2022, 20,000 rubber ducks will splash into Montgomery Lake at Bob Noble Park and race toward the finish line to win their adoptive parents some cash prizes! The proceeds of the race will benefit Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center, which saves, builds, and changes the lives of men, women, and children affected by domestic violence in Kentucky’s Purchase Region.
Kentucky State Police – Car Raffle
Purchase a $10 raffle ticket for a 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited Denali at the Kentucky State Police table at the entrance of the River Rooms on the second floor of the Convention Center. Raffle benefits Trooper Island Camp for underprivileged children.
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Find information and maps for the City of Paducah or request an April/AQS QuiltWeek Events Guide by using the links below: