“Arvy” our little Rialta motorhome is just about all packed and ready to travel to Paducah for the big AQS Quilt Show and Convention. We’ll all be happy to be heading south because the weather here in southern Wisconsin has been pretty nasty. Just a few days ago we had snow and low temps around 20 degrees (see picture). The weather forecast in Paducah during the show is for temps in the 70’s but also scattered thundershowers. Opening day Weds, April 27th there’s a 40% chance of showers and presently a forecast of a high of 68 degrees. So bring a rain coat or umbrella just in case you get caught in a shower. Thursday will be mostly sunny followed by Friday and Saturday partly cloudy. So overall some nice weather. The show is a little later in the month this year so the Dogwood’s might be past their blooming.
The “Dome” Arena will again host a portion of the show. The old Executive Inn has been torn down and the Convention Center expanded somewhat, but until a replacement for the Executive Inn is built the Quilt Show will need to use the Arena. See pictures from last year’s Quilt Show . I am planning to attend Eleanor Burn’s Fabric Fair at Carson Park bright and early Monday morning to catch some of her great deals on fabrics. If you are going to the Fabric Fair, you can get a coupon here at her website. Eleanor’s tent show is on Wednesday 27th. This year’s theme is Strips to Stars. Always a fun show (you can some pics from an earlier Eleanor Show here). There’s lots of other events going on during the week the show is in town. Go to the Visitors Bureau Calendar and see the complete list.
We’ll report later either from the show or later.
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