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Eleanor Burns' Fabric Sale & Quilting Tent Show

Eleanor Burns at her Paducah Tent Show

Jo and most of the attendees at the annual Paducah Quilt Show rarely miss an event that actually isn't part of the Show itself. It occurs a few miles from the convention center at the fairgrounds park where two large tents are set up. One for a huge quilting fabric sale with a huge inventory of fabrics at prices hard to beat anywhere else. In the other tent Eleanor Burns, from TV's Quilt in a Day fame, puts on an old fashioned tent show that mixes comedy, music, videos and practical quilting information into an hour of fun.

More AQS & Things to see & do in the Paducah area

- Intro to Paducah Quilt Show
- More on Paducah Quilt Show
- Eleanor Burns Tent Show
- Video Eleanor Burns Tent Show
- The Rotary Antique Quilt Show

- Paducah Visitor Attractions
- Dogwood Trail Celebration
- Paducah Floodwall Murals
- Grand Rivers, KY
- Iron Kettle Restaurant Fire

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Burns is a mixture of Lucille Ball and Oprah. She has more fun than a barrel of monkeys yet beneath that fun-loving, merry exterior is the quilting world's most saavy entrepreneur and business-woman.

Like Lucy, she manages to talk reluctant staff employees and family members to get involved in her schemes so they appear as supporting players in all her skits as well as provide behind the scenes support for each production. The only true performer on stage is Eleanor but all the rest give it their best shot and ad to the folksy charm of the production.

eleanor burns makes her entrance

< < < Eleanor as Marilyn showing off one of her new Diamond quilt patterns.

In her 2011 show she featured Strips to Stars and Diamonds in her latest quilting designs which are available in her quilting books and her quilting pattern kits. She opened the show outfitted as an astronaut to introduce her new Radiant Star patterns and in a later skit impersonates Marilyn Monroe to introduce her new Diamond pattern collection. In between skits and showing off patterns, Eleanor plays videos on the large screen monitors showing off techniques and gadgets she's invented to save time, energy, and fabric in creating quilts.

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Quilt in a Day Triangle Square Up Ruler - 6-1/2 Inch

Quilt in a Day Triangle Square Up Ruler
6-1/2 inches

Great for measuring small squares and strips.

Omnigrip Non-Slip Quilter's Ruler - 20.5x20.5Omnigrip Non-Slip Quilter's Ruler -
20.5x20.5 inches

This is one of my favorite quilting rulers for measuring longer fabrics, cutting out large background squares, and other tasks.

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Paducah & Quilt Show Links

bullet Here's some pictures of Paducah Visitor attractions

bullet More Show Scenes - AQS Quilt Show

bullet Eleanor Burn's "Quilt in a Day" Tent Show

bullet For more information on AQS and the 2018 quilt show

bullet Motel & Hotel Information Paducah & Surrounding Area
(select Paducah & "Show Hotels Within: 30 miles" for maximum availability)



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Radiant Star Patterns

Radiant Star Quilts

Here's Eleanor Burn's pattern book for the Radiant Star or Texas Star, a traditional pattern given many new twists by Eleanor, including several tips and excellent, step-by-step guides to create unique variations of this classic design. [More info]

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Quilt through the Seasons

Quilts Through the Seasons

One of the more popular books from Eleanor Burns receiving 29 5 star ratings on Amazon out of 33 reviews. It offers a whole year of patterns (13 in all) in various sizes and skill levels and illustrates many creative techniques to make complex looking quilts siimple to make. [More info]

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