Monday, December 22, 2008

Executive Inn Lottery Update

Work is progressing on the closing of the sale of the Executive Inn. There are many legal documents that have to be finalized to complete it. We, too, wish this could all be finished, and hope that soon we can announce that it is all final.

Last week I met with Bill Parsons, President of Space Coast Hospitality Management Services, who is buying the hotel, and Chef Tim Creehan, who will be managing all of the food services at the hotel during our event. Here is a link where you can meet Chef Creehan: . He is excited to plan food for our special events, for the restaurants in the hotel, and also outside near the barbeque and strawberry shortcakes. I have the Chef's cookbook, Simple Cuisine, and I can't wait to taste some of his culinary handiwork.

Also, those of you who participated in the room lottery at the Executive Inn will be contacted soon by staff from the Space Coast office. We are forwarding them all of the cancelled checks that you have sent to AQS. If you had a check cashed for this lottery and have not sent a copy of it to AQS, please do so immediately. You can e-mail a copy of the both the front and back of your cancelled check to:, or mail it to Sylvia Thomas, AQS, PO Box 3290, Paducah, KY 42002-3290.

Bonnie Browning
Executive Show Director

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Merry Christmas from AQS

All of the AQS staff wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and
a New Year filled with quilts, quilt shows, and quilting friends.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Some fun during your holiday preparations

As you are busy making holiday preparations, take a break from your baking or shopping, and see if you can answer these questions related to Christmas.

1. What President was the first to decorate the white house Christmas tree?

2. What song was written for Thanksgiving, before becoming one of the most popular Christmas songs?

3. How many gifts would you receive if you received all of the gifts in the song "The 12 Days of Christmas"?

4. In the song "Winter Wonderland," who do we pretend the snowman is?

5. What popular children's cracker today was introduced in 1902 as a Christmas ornament?

6. In 1939 Robert May created this Christmas figure as a Christmas promotion for Montgomery Ward department store in Chicago.

7. In the 1920’s what world wide beverage company adopted the Santa Claus figure for a winter advertising promotion?

8. What popular Christmas candy today had it’s debut and was given out by a choirmaster in 1670 to quiet the noisy children?

9. What best selling Christmas song did Gene Autry record in 1951?

10. What American President barred the Christmas Tree from being displayed in the White House?

11. The politicians, women’s groups, and seniors’ organizations protested this Christmas song written in 1979 and popularized by Elmo and Patsy.

12. Round or oval candies filled with fruit preserves or cream and covered with chocolate are called _______?

13. Which country created eggnog?

14. How many reindeer hooves are there (include Rudolph)?

15. What carol demands figgy pudding?

Answer the questions....then scroll down, down, down to find the answers. You can use these questions for your guild or other gathering during this holiday season.

1. President Pierce
2. Jingle Bells
3. 364
4. Parson Brown
5. Barnum's Animal Crackers
6. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
7. Coca-Cola Company
8. Candy cane
9. Frosty the Snowman
10. The environmentalist President Teddy Roosevelt
11. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
12. Sugar plums
13. United States
14. 36
15. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Hope you had fun!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Paducah Contest Deadline

The deadline for entering the AQS Quilt and Fashion Contests in Paducah, Kentucky, is nearing. In the rush of the holidays, don't forget to send your entries. Your entries (maximum of 2 per person) must be postmarked or received in the AQS office by January 5, 2009.

If you need a copy of the rules, just click on the title of this post and it will take you to the rules on the AQS Web site.

We are already processing entries, so you can send your entry any time. You don't need to wait for the deadline.
Good luck! Maybe you will be the Best of Show winner at the 25th Anniversary AQS Quilt Show!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Paducah Registration is Now OPEN & Executive Inn News

The Paducah registration is now open! Just click on the title of this post and it will take you directly to the online registration site.

This morning opened the link for online registration for the 25th Anniversary AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Paducah, Kentucky, April 22 - 25, 2009.

Update on the Executive Inn: The final closing is going to be this week, and work will begin on hotel rooms next week. When the new owners take over next week, they will go through the reservations to determine the status of everyone who has paid for rooms at the Executive Inn and will be in contact with you. Thank you for being so patient with this whole process. We want you to come to Paducah and enjoy an exciting 25th anniversary with AQS.