Saturday, May 7, 2011

Paducah - Quilt City USA


It only seems appropriate to finish up the week with a post about Paducah!

Paducah is a small town which comes to life every Spring. What the Quilting world has done for Paducah has taken a little dot on the map and brought it world wide fame.

The murals on the flood walls depict the history of Paducah on the Ohio River.


The taste of Kirchhoff's Bakery is not to be missed -

"Five generations of baking and food service in the same location since 1884. Buildings are on the National Historic Register. Deli sandwiches made to order w/homemade soup; bagels and pastries at breakfast."

The Finkle building which houses

the Hurt Book Sales.

The National Quilt Museum



The city that welcomes Quilters from all over the world........

Thank you Paducah! You are a Quilters best friend :-)

And for you, my dear friends, another giveaway. I picked up this book at the Finkle building. It's a great book for piecing and applique. Just leave a comment on todays post.

And if you would like to be entered for yesterday's giveaway, don't comment here, leave your comment on the post for 5/6. One comment for each giveaway.

Have a great weekend!

Happy Quilting!

32 comments:

Barb said...

That wall is soooo awesome! Great pictures, enjoyed the journey!

Susan said...

What a wonderful trip it must have been! Thanks so much for sharing your quilting adventure with us!

JulieF1962 said...

I hope one day to make it to Paducah for the quilt show. It seems like a wonderful place!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh my gosh! What a wonderful city! I love visiting places that have maintained their older and original buildings and kept them open for business...like the bakery, YUM! The bookstore was looking pretty inviting too. Those flood wall murals are breathtaking in the photos, I can't imagine how beautiful they are up close and personal. So much talent! I love the band in the gazebo too...well, I guess I could have kept this shorter by simply saying I love all of the photos, LOL. Thanks so much for sharing your Paducah adventure with us. It has been the next best thing to being there. Thanks also for a chance at to win this wonderful book, I am just starting my applique adventures, learning by trial and error and having a delightful time trying different things.(trying is the key word here, LOL) Hugs...

Sallie said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures. I've got to go to Paducah! Thanks for the giveaway!

regan said...

Thanks so much for sharing all of these great photos! I've never been to Paducah, but one of these years....I'm going!

Thanks for having another giveaway....this book looks great!

Paula said...

Some day, maybe I'll get to Paducah! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Lady of the Cloth said...

Those murals are amazing, Thanks for chapter two of Puducah! I can almost hear that banjo playing in the gazebo. Carline

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Paducah was absolutely amazing I must agree with you. I waited 15 years for my chance to go and I loved every single second of it! Glad you got to go too :^)

Allie said...

Paducah is on my bucket list, lol! Wow I want to go, especially after seeing your pictures. LOVE the murals on the flood walls. Gwen Marston, oh my - what a great giveaway! My favorite quilter! Thanks for the chance to win hon!

Verna G said...

Grat pictures and what an interesting looking book.

VGL

Micki said...

Loved seeing everything, esp. the wall.
Micki

LesQuilts said...

Nice Trip!
Wonderful book! You know, I am a die-hard appliquer!
Thanks for the Giveaway!
Leslie

Wendy said...

Looks like the place for quilters to be, the Welcome Quilters is a fantastic sign. Thanks for the tour.

Brenda said...

What a wonderful trip! Glad that the flooding along the river didn't spoil the festivities. I am putting this on my list of things to do. Thanks so much for sharing... I am so happy to have found your wonderful blog!! :)

Marcia W. said...

Paducah sounds like a welcoming and friendly city. I want to learn to applique so this would be a good book to win. Thanks for your generousity in sharing your finds from Paducah.

Sonia said...

Awesome trip you had! Thanks for sharing it with us.

I think that book would be awesome too.

Thanks for the opportunity. :)

QuiltSue said...

One day I hope to go to Paducah!

The book looks great, I love the quilt on the cover.

Crispy said...

Isn't it amazing what quilters can do for a town? I'm in for this drawing....great looking book!!

Crispy

Val said...

I have so enjoyed going to Padukah with you. I hope one day to take my Mom there. Thank you for letting us go along on your trip. Happy Mothers Day!

Loris said...

Great pictures from Paducah! I really appreciate them as I will probably never make it there. Thank you for the chance to win a Gwen Marston book. I love folk art applique!

Rosa said...

You had an awesome trip and thanks for sharing.

Tammara, Jess and Cory said...

THanks for sharing your trip. I have enjoyed seeing it all.

gill said...

I love Gwen Marston's work!
Thanks for sharing your trip! I wish I'd been with you

Ellen said...

I was in Paducah last year and your pictures brought it all back. What a wonderful destination for quilters! Thanks for the post.

SewLindaAnn said...

I'm hoping to get to the Knoxville show this year. It would be my first time at a major show! Thanks for sharing Paducah.

Shelley said...

I am loving your photos you are sharing :)! what fun that book would be..great projects for taking on the road.

quiltingnana said...

That book would be great. I do lots of applique

Piecefulafternoon said...

Terrific photos - so much to see and do!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Love all the photo's! It is almost like being there. ;-) Thanks for the fun!

lpnjam@aol.com said...

Looks like a dream trip. The photos are outstanding. Applique is my rusty area that needs to be cleaned up a bit.

Sherrill said...

I would LOVE to go to Paducah someday. Go to Houston pretty much every year so Paducah would be a nice change of pace. Thanks for the post and the giveaway!