Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bucket List of Rituals for Paducah

Attending the AQS Quilt Show in Paducah should be memorable. Here is a bucket list of the rituals every quilter should perform in Paducah…

Attend the Awards Presentation on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Be at the Annual Quilt Auction, either live at the Food Tent in front of the Convention Center or by attending the free live webcast
Cast your vote for Viewer’s Choice in the Expo Center for large quilts, and on the 2nd floor of the Convention Center for the wall quilts
Donate items to the Museum’s Annual Quilt Auction
Eat southern barbeque, strawberry shortcake and other good eats in the Food Tent at the Convention Center
Find the Hurt Book Sale and vendors at the Finkel Building
Go see Klaudeen Hansen and collect autographs of quiltmakers at the Quilt Art Autograph Party
Have a seat and enjoy the free demonstrations at the AQS Grandstand
Increase your stash at the AQS Merchant Malls
Join or renew your AQS membership at the show
Keep your packages safe at the Package checks in the Atrium of the Convention Center and at the entrance of the Pavilion (hint: remember where you left them)
Learn something new in a workshop or lecture in the AQS School of Quiltmaking
Mail your postcards and letters with the AQS Show Cancellation Stamp and packages from the U.S. Post Office booth in the Convention Center
Note all of the familiar faces you see at the show year after year
Offer to be a white-gloved hostess/host and you’ll receive the collectible AQS volunteer pin
Park yourself at the Quilter’s Park in the Expo Center or find a chair in the hallways of the Convention Center to give your feet a rest
Quilt on charity quilts at the Build Quilts for Love booth #1124
Ride the free shuttles to the AQS-sanctioned events: The National Quilt Museum and the 23rd Annual Rotary Antique Quilt Show and Vendor Mall
Spend Friday evening at An Evening of Inspiration and Entertainment with Ricky Tims, sponsored by Ken’s Sewing Center
Try out a new sewing machine – all of the manufacturers will have booths with models to test drive
Update your calendar for entry deadlines for all of the AQS Quilt Contests – pick up the rules at the Workshop Desk
View the movie, Stitched
Watch the live AQS Webcasts online, sponsored by Pfaff
Xerox your itinerary so you don’t miss a thing
Y’all come back now, y’hear
Zzzzz… don’t forget to get some rest

You can still register until April 13 at 3:00 p.m. (central time); your registration will be held for pickup at the Workshop Desk in the Paducah Expo Center – open on Tuesday from 12 to 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on show days.

Let us know how you do in completing the Paducah Bucket List!

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