Quilt Show & Quilting Event Calendar
Just a note to let you know I’ve updated our Quilt Show Calendar for 2012. It is fairly complete through August. Some of the shows and events that traditionally are held the last four months of the year have yet to announce their details for 2012. So if you are a show organizer or a member of a guild who sponsors a show, get me your details as soon as they are available.
My first show of the year will be the Azalea Quilt Show, March 23 – 24th, in Tyler Texas. This is their 31st anniversary of the show. An added attraction to the trip will be taking a ride on the historic steam engine powered train that runs between Palestine and Rusk Texas, about 40 miles south of Tyler. With luck the azaleas and or the dogwoods will be in bloom. If you are headed to the Tyler Quilt Show and want to add this excursion to your itinerary, go here to the Texas State Railroad website for more information and reservations. Hope to have some nice pictures of the Quilt Show and the Steam Train Excursion to show you later.
While we are in the area Ross hopes to try out some of the golf courses in the area (Pine Dunes and PeachTree).
AQS Paducah Quilt Show
Everyone is looking forward to the 2012 Paducah Quilt Show as well as keeping their fingers crossed that the Ohio River doesn’t overflow its banks as it did during last year’s AQS show. So far all looks good on that score. This year the show returns to the expanded Convention and Expo Center. The Paducah Pavilion, the 40,000 square foot inflatable dome, will also be used this year. So more total exhibit and show space and more activities within easy walking distance of one another. The show runs from April 25 to April 28th but some related activities begin a week earlier. Go to our regular website pages on Visiting Paducah to learn more about some of these other attractions like the Dogwood Trail, Lowertown Arts District, Eleanor Burns’ Fabric Sale and Tent Show, and other Paducah visitor attractions worth spending a few more days in the area.
In addition to the classes, vendor booths and contest quilts on exhibit there are a number special events associated with the show (see the event listing here). One I’ll probably not miss is the second annual Fabulous Fabric Flurry held in the lobby of the National Quilt Museum.
I’ll be back here in a few weeks with more reports on quilt shows.