Venue Location IconVENUE

Schroeder Expo Center
415 Park Street
Paducah, KY 42001

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Wednesday, Apr 24, 2024 - 9:00 am–6:00 pm
Thursday, Apr 25, 2024 - 9:00 am–6:00 pm
Friday, Apr 26, 2024 - 9:00 am–6:00 pm
Saturday, Apr 27, 2024 - 9:00 am–4:00 pm

Fun-Filled Days in Quilt City USA®

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!
We can't wait to see you at Paducah!

National Brand Partners

Janome     AccuQuilt

Show Sponsors

ABM International AccuQuiltAmerican Professional Quilting Systems (APQS)Arrow SewingBaby Lock USA presented by Calico Country Sew & Vac   BERNINA of America  Brother  Coats & ClarkElna USAGammillThe Grace CompanyHandi QuilterHusqvarna/Viking  InnovaJanomeJukiKentucky Tourism Arts and Heritage Cabinet Laurastar / Sew-A-Lot Martelli EnterprisesNecchiCity of PaducahPaducah Creative CityPFAFFPro-StitcherQuilters Select by Alex Anderson and RNK DistributingQuilters SolutionsStatler by GammillSuperior ThreadsThe Applique Society      TrueCut


Parking & Bus Routes

Guests are encouraged to park in the city lots in downtown Paducah. Recently these city lots have not been full during AQS QuiltWeek. Free parking is available in the downtown city lots.

Free City Parking Lots: GPS Coordinates

  • N. 5th St. & Martin Luther King Blvd.: 37.091635408136064,-88.60237683641525/
  • 2nd St. & Monroe: 37.0893012,-88.5958832/@37.0695722,-88.6893498,12z / Trolley Stop at this lot
  • 2nd St. & Broadway: 37.088726, -88.594915


Shuttle buses to hotels and attractions and the Trolleys will pickup passengers at the AQS Shuttle Stop inside the floodwall at the sidewalk near the Eisenhower entrance to the Convention Center. The Trolley will stop at the Farmers’ Market parking lot (2nd St. and Monroe St.) to pick up passengers to go to the Shuttle Stop at the Convention Center.


Evening Transportation:

After Evening Classes – A Pavilion Shuttle bus will transport from the Convention Center Shuttle Stop at 8:00 p.m. to participating hotels and the Kentucky Oaks Mall Park‘N Ride.

Ricky Tims (Friday Evening) at Clemens Fine Arts Center, WKCTC – A Pavilion Shuttle will leave the Convention Center Shuttle Stop at 6:00 p.m. to go to the Clemens Fine Arts Center; may need to make more than one trip. Then return to Clemens to pick up at 9:00 p.m. to go to participating hotels and Park ‘N Ride at Kentucky Oaks Mall.

Transportation to/from the Pavilion:

Ride the free small buses from the Bus/Pavilion Shuttle Stop in front of the Schroeder Expo Center to the Pavilion. These buses will run continuously during show hours. One of the Pavilion Shuttles will be ADA compliant to handle wheelchairs.

6th Street will be one-way toward Park Avenue; No Parking signs will be placed along 6th Street.

Local Transportation Services

  • Blue Dream Taxi – 270-558-3928 or 270-245-1234
    Sunday–Thursday: 4am – Midnight
    Friday–Saturday: 24 hours
  • Paducah Taxi – 270-577-6399
    Monday–Friday: 5am – 9pm
    Saturday: 5:30am – 9pm
    Sunday: Closed
  • Chiz Cabz – 270-575-0707
    24 hours
  • Lyft and Uber rideshare

Transportation between Barkley Regional Airport and area hotels may be scheduled with PATS Dial-A-Ride (24-hour advance reservation required) 270-444-8700.

Trolley / Hotels & Attractions Shuttles

Expo Center Parking Lot

Traffic will be directed to the stoplight at 8th Street to Campbell Street to enter the Convention Center Parking lot and park. Parking is $10/space/day. People working in the Pavilion (vendors–pay, AQS staff-parking passes, and Ambassadors can park free wearing their name tag and/or red jackets.

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.


Shipping Service (No onsite)

There will not be a UPS shipping service at the show this year, however there are local Shipping Centers:

  • FedEx Ship Center – 1100 Hc, N H C Mathis Drive, Paducah - 800-463-3339
  • Mailit Xpress – 205 N 8th Street, Paducah - 270-442-5447
  • The UPS Store – 2780 New Holt Road, Suite D, Paducah - 270-983-1877
  • United States Post Office – 300 S 4th Street, Paducah - 270-444-9447 (closed Saturday and Sunday)

Show Dining

Food Court (located in the parking lot in front of the Carroll Convention Center):

Food CourtFood Court
  • Bill’s Lemonade Stand
  • Bob’s Drive In
  • Boy Scout Troop 200
  • The Catering Company
  • Chimney’s Food Trailer
  • Christian Fellowship School
  • Community Christian Academy
  • Elvis’ Place
  • Jessie Mae’s Southern Beverage
  • Caravan
  • Larry, Darrell & Darrell BBQ
  • Phillips Concessions
  • Roasted Corn

Concessions in the Atrium of the Convention Center and inside the Dome Pavilion will be provided by the Paducah Convention Center.

Sanctioned Events

The National Quilt Museum

215 Jefferson Street, Paducah, KY 42001, 270-442-8856

While you're in Paducah, be sure to see the amazing quilt exhibits and the permanent collection at The National Quilt Museum. The special quilt exhibits, during AQS QuiltWeek, include Karen Nyberg: The Stars are Aligned; Barbara McCraw: Life Stories; Karen K. Stone: Purpose + Passion; and New Quilts from an Old Favorite 2024: Roaring Twenties.


The National Quilt MuseumThe National Quilt Museum

Multi-Day Pass

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 $15 for a daily admission at the door.

Special Hours During AQS QuiltWeek

  • Monday, April 22, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 23, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 24, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 25,  9 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • Friday, April 26,  9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27,  10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 28,  1 p.m.–5 p.m.

Event Schedule

Thursday, April 25

  • Book Signing: Quilt City series by Bruce Leonard, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Meet the Artists: New Quilts from An Old Favorite, 11 a.m.
  • Meet the Artist: Karen Nyberg, The Stars are Aligned exhibition, 1 p.m.
  • Book Signing: Kentucky Quilts and Quiltmaking by Linda LaPinta, 2 p.m.–5 p.m.
  • Meet the Artist: Barbara McCraw, Life Stories exhibition, 2 p.m.
  • Reception: NQM Friends, 5:30 p.m.–7 p.m.

Friday, April 26

  • Meet the Artist: Barbara McCraw, Life Stories exhibition, 10 a.m.
  • Book Signing: Kentucky author Jayne Moore Waldrop, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Meet the Artist: Karen Nyberg, The Stars are Aligned exhibition, 11 a.m.
  • Meet the Artists: New Quilts from An Old Favorite exhibition, 1 p.m.

Scooter Rental

Scooters and wheelchairs will be available to rent from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday during AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah 2024.

Rental Rates:

  • Scooter: $80 per day, $150 for 2 days, 4 days for $280
  • Scooter Half-Day (Morning or Afternoon): $45 - Available from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Or 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Saturday 12:00 - 3 p.m.)
  • Wheelchairs: $40 per day

Please call Emilee Childress at (270) 898-7903 x 192 before 4/18/2024 to make a reservation, or rent your scooter at the AQS Information Center during QuiltWeek (while supplies last).

If you have a scooter reserved, stop at the AQS Information Center in the hallway ourside the Exhibit Hall to make payment, 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 AQS Information Center.


Quilt AppraisalsQuilt Appraisals

Quilt Appraisals

AQS Certified Quilt Appraisers will appraise new or antique/vintage quilts for insurance replacement, or for sale or donation purposes.

No appointment is necessary, but you can contact Bonnie Browning at 270-898-7903, ext. 146 or to schedule a day and time.

Walk-in appraisals for AQS QuiltWeek - Paducah 2024 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 12:00 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.


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Kentucky State Police – Car Raffle

Purchase a $10 raffle ticket for a 2024 Ford Mustang 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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PaDucky Derby

At each AQS QuiltWeek event, the American Quilter’s Society partners with a local charity. Again, this year, AQS and the Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center present the PaDucky Derby! Look for the PaDucky Derby booth in the lobby of the Carroll Convention Center at the show to rent your duck ($5.00), Quack Pack (6 for $25), or Flock (12 for $50).

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. You can learn more about the Merryman House at

Paducah Info/Maps

Find information and maps for the City of Paducah or request an April/AQS QuiltWeek Events Guide by using the links below: