Monday, May 2, 2011

Paducah Quilt Show

We got home about 5 last evening from the Paducah Quilt Show. I went with Roxane, owner of Overbrook Quilt Connection, and Dee, a quilting friend. Dee and I helped Roxane with her booth. This was the 25th anniversary of the show and it was eventful. On Sunday they received word that the main exhibition hall had to be abandoned because they were shutting the flood gates in the flood wall. Because of all the rain the Ohio River was near flood stage and could possibly flood the city. So many of the vendors were moved to other buildings in the city. We were very lucky to be in the Finkel Building which was in the downtown area. So we got to town last Monday and set up the booth.

We opened the booth on Tuesday morning. Dee demonstrated the 3-pocket purse, the Bohin chalk pencil, Clearly Perfect Angle, cell phone bag, and the Quilter's boot for binding. We had many customers on Tuesday but our best days were Thursday and Friday. We met quilters from all across the United States, Australia, and Canada. I had great fun and love going to Paducah.

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