Monday, April 27, 2015

Quilty Overload

The quilt show in Paducah was great fun. I still have one more week to play before I get back to Alaska. 

Here are my quilt show purchases

I am including my purchases from the most incredible quilt store, Hancock's of Paducah.

There is a real quilt hanging in the store for almost every kit you see in the Hancock's catalog.

The warehouse side...a small section open just during the quilt show week. Boxes of fabulous kits and precuts. This area changed everyday so we had to come at least once a day. 

I wanted this quilt kit most of it on a day there was a 20% coupon off one item...SWEET!

The designers of the quilt, "Fourth and Sixth Designs," have a wonderful 45 minute YouTube video on their construction method. Can't wait to try it.

This stunning batik quilt caught my eye so I had to get the kit.

My quilt show companions, Corrine and Christelle, bought the kit also. The pattern is, "Eldorado Canyon."

And I bought one more kit...though I mainly bought it for the fabrics which might be used in another design. It was a good deal so I am glad I got it.

Comparing the Houston quilt show and the Paducah show...both have their pros and cons. Paducah is a sweet town that really welcomes the quilters. I only bought three pieces of fabric from show vendors, the rest all came from Hancock's because they beat everyone's selection and prices when it came to batiks. The Paducah convention center is small so many other sites around the town host vendors and quilt displays. The only thing I didn't like about the show in Paducah was how tight the space was for viewing the quilts. Houston definitely has the advantage of great space and everything related to the show is in one building. 

I'll share some photos of my favorite quilts from the show later. I didn't get to see them all...the space was so crowded and difficult to move around and it was tough to see the quilts well. 


carol fun said...

Oh you got some great stuff! Hancocks in Paducah is AMAZING... love that place...always go there multiple times when I do the quilt show and never seem to leave empty handed. The kits you purchased are gorgeous - love the flowers..enjoy every minute!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

look like you got some wonderful fabrics and other things as well. I love Hancock's of Paducah and have actually been able to go there a couple times when the show wasn't in town but when we were driving home from other places and coming though the town. I have never been to the show in Houston so can not compare it to that. But I have heard others say that given a choice they would go to Houston as it was more room and all under one roof. But I have only ever gone to the convention center complex with the big tent and a few shops in the town, I have not gone to every single building that has things in it for the show.
Bet you are ready to get home to Alaska and you certainly have enough supplies to play with for awhile.

Béa said...

How lucky you are ! Love particularly the large floral project from Fourth and Sixth Designs !

CecileD said...

Look at my purchases and yes ! We were so lucky to be there for the week !!!

kellsgal said...

It was so great to see you and to meet your friends. We have had a great time too. I'm glad we got to catch up for a few minutes. Wishing you safe travels back to Alaska. Hoping I get to visit ER again soon. Hugs

Donna quilts said...

It looks like you were in quilting heaven! You'll have lots of great projects to keep you busy when you get back home. Looking forward to seeing your photos of the shows.