Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Paducah Update...

Here is an update on the convention facilities for the Paducah Quilt Show:
In December, the city of Paducah purchased the Executive Inn from the mortgage holder, Logan Asset Backed Fund, for $1.8 million. The city estimates it will spend another $1.8 for demolition, liens, and other expenses. The city will be seeking developers to build a new hotel in downtown Paducah.

The Quilt Show will use the Paducah Expo Center (quilts and vendors), the Julian Carroll Convention Center (quilts and vendors), and a NEW 40,000 square foot air dome Pavilion (quilts and vendors); plus the AQS Vendors on Kentucky will be located in the Finkel Building (vendors and the AQS "Hurt" book sale).

The NEW Pavilion is being constructed now, but the manufacturer provided us with some photos of another installation. The Pavilion will be 140 feet wide x 270 feet long x 43 feet high (that's four stories). This huge new facility will house the vendors who were located in the Galleria (in the Executive Inn) last year, plus a special exhibit by Kaffe Fassett, and the 2009 winners of the AQS/Hobbs Bonded Fibers Fashion Show. Your show admission gives you access to the Pavilion, as well as the Expo Center and Convention Center areas.

This is a sample of the type of Pavilion we will have to house vendors and some special quilt exhibits.

The interior of a Pavilion is set with vendor booths. Aisles will be carpeted and it will have air conditioning/heat as needed.
Purchase your show admission in advance:
You can save time and money by ordering your show admission in advance.

Advanced Admission is: $8 daily or $15 multi-day for AQS Members; $10 daily or $30 multi-day for Non-members.

At the Door Admission is: $9 daily or $17 multi-day for AQS Members; $11 daily or $30 multi-day for Non-members.
Sometimes the lines are long waiting to pay admission; register for the show (including your show admission) by March 10 and you'll receive a name badge with your admission on it via mail - no waiting in lines at all. Note: All international registrations are held for pickup at the show. Click here to go directly to registration for the quilt show.
We are excited to have the NEW Pavilion available for this year's quilt show. There will be plenty of quilts to see and vendors to visit for shopping.
Make your plans today to attend the 26th Annual AQS Quilt Show in Paducah, Kentucky!

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