When the daffodils start blooming, you know the AQS Quilt Show will be here soon. The AQS office is a buzz of activity as we prepare for the show.
The name badges will be mailed early next week for those who registered before March 12. Be sure to store your confirmation letter and name badge in a safe place and to bring it with you to the show. The blue paper with your name and the item numbers for your confirmed events is your name badge. When you arrive at the show, you'll need to stop at the table by the Workshop Desk to pick up your plastic name badge holder to put the badge in.
Have you registered for the 25th Anniversary Celebration & Reception that will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22? There will be some fun surprises in store for those who attend. In addition to this year's winners receiving their awards, all of the past Best of Show winners will be honored - they are our special guests for this celebration.
We have had a couple of changes in locations of our events - due to construction at the hotel. The Annual Quilt Auction will be held at the Carson Four Rivers Center from 4 - 6 p.m. on Thursday. Viewing of the live auction items will be held there from 3 - 4 p.m. In addition, Live on Stage: 30 Years of Eleanor Burns will be held at the Carson Four Rivers Center on Thursday from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Buses will transport you from the AQS Bus Stop (4th St. & Executive Blvd.) starting 45 minutes before the start of each of these events; the buses will return to take you back to the AQS Bus Stop at the conclusion of the program.
Also, the Afternoon Tea with Nancy Zieman on Tuesday (3 - 4:30 p.m.) and the Brunch & Fun with Helen Squire on Saturday (9 - 10:30 a.m.) will be held in the rear section of the Patio Restaurant rather than the Showroom.
25 years - do you know that more than 10,000 quilts have been exhibited in Paducah since that first show in 1985. And AQS has awarded more than $2.5 million in cash awards to winners in the contests over these 25 years.
Many of the workshops are filled, but there are still a few seats left in some. You can check out the status of the classes on the registration site on our Web site. This link will take you directly to online registration.
If you still need lodging for the show, there are still some homes available in the AQS Home Bed & Breakfast program that is coordinated by the Paducah Visitors Bureau.
Here's the link to their Web site for AQS B&B Guest Application and you can sign up right online:
AQS Quilt Show time is almost here....