Sunday, April 30, 2017

Spring Quilt Week

So just like that, Spring Paducah Quilt Week is over and done. This year marked my 7th show!

It's still exciting to meet quilters & see amazing quilts from all around the world.  We host a reception for our members- Friends of the museum- at the start of the week to get the party started. Momm & I even managed to get a photo that night which isn't always the case. We also went to see the Rotary Antique Show and shop a little for fabric.

Tulip Quilt by Kathryn McClintock, 1970 
Tuesday night means the awards ceremony to get first looks at the winners & then sneak preview where E & I explored all of the quilts in the show itself.     
A few things I noticed this year about the show: brighter colors & more modern designs in some of the Japanese quilts, quilts from Brazil, quilts from Spain, a handful of wholecloth designs and lots of great ideas!
The Woman by Kyoko Ochiai, Japan
Anne's Favorite Cherry Tree Road in Avonlea by Mutsuko Shindo & 9 Friends, Japan 
Moonflower by Molly Hamilton-McNally, CA, USA
Wearable Art by Philippa Naylor, UK 
Golden Glow by Mary Ann Van Soest, IN, USA
The Navigator's Star by Aline Bugarin & Natasha Bugarin, Brazil 
  The rest of the week at work I'm kept busy working the shop registers, minding the shop and taking the occasional turn through the galleries to soak in the sight of loads of people admiring the Museum. I did get to meet/see some familiar names including: Shirley Kelly, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Sue Nickels, Pat Durbin & Philippa Naylor - what a joy! Even managed to say hello to our resident superhero: Quilt Man!

A Garden for All Seasons by Victoria Findlay Wolfe- 9' x30' !
 I'll be taking today to chill out & catch up on house things. If you didn't make it to Paducah this past week, never fear! Mark September on your calendars and join us here for Fall Paducah Quilt Week!
Quick selfie with Victoria Findlay Wolfe's quilt

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