Paducah Quilt Week 2017

A look at my trip with Melinda to quilt mecca.

A couple of weeks ago, Melinda came to visit!  She wasn’t just visiting me; she spent a lot of time with her family and some other friends (I’m not jealous!) but we had big plans.  We were heading to Paducah!

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We stayed up pretty late considering we left at 6am, but I mean, when you need your bestie to watch more Twin Peaks…sleep can wait.  We got up and out the door, coffee and Hardee’s biscuits ready, and we hit the road!  (Along with my custom phone case that I made, because I’m just super extra.)

I didn’t take a ton of pictures this time, but I did get a few pictures in.  I was really tired, and I wanted to just soak in with my eyes more than my camera.  We went all over the place, including a special exhibit of Noriko Endo, a Japanese artist that creates the most impressive pieces of work with the tiniest bits of fabric all cut JUST so, placed in layers and just the right way, and create such beautiful quilts.  I actually told him that his work was incredible, and I feel like a trash quilter (#trashquilter) and he told me “I started from trash!” 🙂

We also took a trip over to the National Quilt Museum, and you’re not allowed to take pictures in, and it was really impressive as well.  It was really fun to guess the year of the quilts displayed based on the colors, fabric choices, themes, etc.  There is a section of tiny quilts, I mean, smaller than Barbie sized quilts, that look more detailed than some things that I’ve ever made, and it was just more proof that I’m just a trash quilter, unable to compete in the quilting realm! 😀

We spent a good while going around all the floor booths, but I was really excited for Melinda to go to Hancock’s of Paducah for the first time, so I kept holding back buying anything.  Well, wouldn’t you know, THEY CLOSED….THREE HOURS EARLY.  They’re supposed to be open until 6pm, and they CLOSED AT 3?!  During Quilt Week?!  On SATURDAY?!  What kind of animals would do such a thing…

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Melinda and I had so much fun, but by the end of the day we were both pretty much dead.  I had such a great time hanging out with my friend!  I know that it has jump started my quilting bug, and I want to finish up my quilt projects that I’ve got going, which is why I posted about my Finish it Fall goals last week!  Until next week, happy sewing!

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