Thursday, August 14, 2008

Hi from Kentucky

It is definitely summer here in Paducah. The temperatures are down into the mid-80s now, but they've been in the 90s with a heat index in the 100s. Too hot for me. Air conditioning, here I come.

The AQS Quilt Expo in Nashville begins next week. We have some great quilts in the contest, and a whole variety of special exhibits. The Chicago School of Fusing quilters will have an exhibit of their art quilts...all fused, of course. They certainly know how to use color in their quilts. And for those who love traditional quilts, an exhibit of quilts inspired by 1840s quilts from the American Quilt Study Group will show off their handiwork. With this being an election year, I thought we needed a patriotic quilt exhibit - we have one, God Bless America, a contest curated by Judy Buckboard, Buckboard Antique Quilts.

I can't wait to see the performance by Joe Cunningham, Joe the Quilter: A Musical Quilt Show. And we'll have a great time at Show & Tell with Eleanor Burns, and Brunch with Sue Nickels.

It is just fun for me to see all of the quilters who come from all over the country. If you still need tickets, check at the Workshop Desk once you arrive at the show. The Workshop Desk will be open at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, and at 8:00 a.m. on show days, until closing time each day.

Hope to see you at the show.

Bonnie B

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Dog Days of Summer

The heat here in Paducath this past week sure makes it feel like the dog days of summer - we were over 100 degrees for the heat index all week long. And rain on Thursday evening just made it muggier - and it was already muggy enough.

It's nearly time for the AQS Quilt Expo in Nashville - August 20 - 23 at Gaylord Opryland Resort. We'll have more than 500 quilts on exhibit. Don't miss Joe Cunningham with his performance as Joe the Quilter.

Registration is closed so we can prepare for the show -- make the last name badges, gather all of our supplies, and get all of our staff oriented to their job assignments at the show.

If you still need tickets or want to check on the availability of any workshops, just stop at the AQS Workshop Desk at the show. The Workshop Desk will be open on Tuesday, August 19 from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.

If you are a first-time visitor to our Expo in Nashville, I highly recommend the Quilter's Link at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday in the Magnolia Ballroom (just up the stairs from Finley's Pub). Representatives from the Nashville Visitors Bureau, the hotel, and our AQS staff will give you some tips for getting around the city, the hotel, and the show. There is no charge for this event so just come to the Magnolia Ballroom to join us.

See you soon in Nashville, Tennessee.