Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
The red dogwoods are my favorite. Look at these beautiful blossoms.
Several people asked for my Flowering Dogwood Patterns book at the show. The book is out of print from AQS, but I still have several copies for sale. Just send me an e-mail if you want to buy a copy.
This photo was taken on the back porch at Whitehaven, the antebellum mansion used as a Rest Area along Interstate 24. The grounds are covered with beautiful blooming trees.
The dogwoods were so late in blooming that I didn't get to take many photos before the show. They are still blooming beautifully so we'll have plenty of new photos to choose from for next year's printed materials.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
See you next week in Paducah. We begin with the judging of the quilts tomorrow - by Monday we'll have them all judged. Safe travels on your trip to Paducah.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
April 15 -- taxes are done and sent off today.
Here is another photos of the earthen levee behind the Executive Inn, showing how the water levels of the Ohio River are dropping.
We begin judging the quilts on Saturday, in preparation for the AQS Quilt Show next week. It's going to be a realllllllyyyy gooooood show.
See y'all here in Paducah.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
The writer, Meg Cox, has written a book called The Quilter's Catalog that is a history of quilting today and features many quilters and happenings in the world of quilting. You'll find some nice kudos to yours truly in the Introduction. I was a resource for Meg as she was developing her book. Meg will be at the AQS Quilt Show signing her book in The Craftsman's Touch booth in the Pool Annex vendor area.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
The city has not had to install the flood gates in the flood wall that surrounds Paducah to protect it from the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers.
With all of the rain we've had this week, the Ohio River is up a little bit - see my bench mark (no pun intended) in Schultz Park. It is up half way on the legs of the bench again. Still no worry about flooding in Paducah.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Here is the billboard that welcomes visitors to Paducah for the AQS Quilt Show. This one is on Wayne Sullivan Drive if you are coming from Highway 62 from the south side of town. There is also another one located on Park Avenue not far from Hancock's of Paducah - you can see it on the left as you drive toward downtown.
It looks like the cool weather is going to keep the dogwoods from blooming too early this year. We want them to put on a grand show of blossoms during the show.
See you soon in Paducah. We begin the judging on the 18th...not too long to wait now until Paducah becomes Quilt City USA once again.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
The gazebo is a favorite gathering spot in downtown Paducah. It is located at the corner of Broadway and Second Streets. Wayne and I stopped to take some photos of the pretty flowering trees that surround the gazebo.
Here I am and you'll notice that I've dug out my Birkenstocks already - but it's a bit too cool yet to go barefooted in them. My Birks are what save my feet during the quilt show -- I have several pairs so I can wear different ones every day.
The dogwoods haven't started blooming yet. We hope the cool weather will keep them from blooming a while longer so the dogwood trees can put on their show for the quilters during the quilt show, April 23 - 26.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
I guess the world outside of quilting is now learning what a big show the AQS Quilt Show really is! Go quilters. Some of those reporter who will be coming to cover the trial should come a day early and see how talented today's quiltmakers are, and see how 35,000 quilters take over a town with a population of 26,000.
For those of you who don't know about the AQS Quilt Show - the show fills every hotel room in the city of Paducah and all of the hotels for about 50 miles in every direction. This quilt show is a very big deal for the economy of western Kentucky and southern Illinois.
This is reporter Bonnie bringing you the news from Paducah....