The quilt show in Paducah was great fun. I still have one more week to play before I get back to Alaska.
Here are my quilt show purchases
I am including my purchases from the most incredible quilt store, Hancock's of Paducah.
There is a real quilt hanging in the store for almost every kit you see in the Hancock's catalog.
The warehouse side...a small section open just during the quilt show week. Boxes of fabulous kits and precuts. This area changed everyday so we had to come at least once a day.
I wanted this quilt kit most of all...got it on a day there was a 20% coupon off one item...SWEET!
The designers of the quilt, "Fourth and Sixth Designs," have a wonderful 45 minute YouTube video on their construction method. Can't wait to try it.
This stunning batik quilt caught my eye so I had to get the kit.
My quilt show companions, Corrine and Christelle, bought the kit also. The pattern is, "Eldorado Canyon."
And I bought one more kit...though I mainly bought it for the fabrics which might be used in another design. It was a good deal so I am glad I got it.
Comparing the Houston quilt show and the Paducah show...both have their pros and cons. Paducah is a sweet town that really welcomes the quilters. I only bought three pieces of fabric from show vendors, the rest all came from Hancock's because they beat everyone's selection and prices when it came to batiks. The Paducah convention center is small so many other sites around the town host vendors and quilt displays. The only thing I didn't like about the show in Paducah was how tight the space was for viewing the quilts. Houston definitely has the advantage of great space and everything related to the show is in one building.
I'll share some photos of my favorite quilts from the show later. I didn't get to see them all...the space was so crowded and difficult to move around and it was tough to see the quilts well.