Monday, November 28, 2011

Paducah Bound!

Last week was one of my favorite times of the year. And no, I'm not talking about Thanksgiving (although that was GREAT, too). I'm talking about the registration for the American Quilter Society (AQS) Paducah 2012 opening up! Woohoo!

The Momcat and I have made the annual pilgrimage to Paducah each spring since 2009, when the Nathan and I gave a trip there to her for Christmas in December 2008. Grammy (Daddo's mom) is the person who taught both the Momcat and I to quilt. And every year that she was able, she'd take the trip down to Paducah with her quilting circle from small town Indiana.

Paducah, KY 2010

Each year has brought it's own adventure and sometimes chaos, but each year this mother/daughter trip serves to re-ignite our passion for quilting and build our relationship. As we learned the first year, getting registered early is important, if you want to get the classes you want. It's also important to have a good balance of classes, lectures, and time for the museums, shows and most importantly-SHOPPING!

Paducah-the Damage: 2010

So drumroll please....Paducah 2012! 

(Don't worry, Momcat-Color coded schedule to follow.)

Special Shows:
-An Evening with Ricky Tims
-Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day (Eleanor does a new and FREE show each year! WE LOVE HER!)

Me, Eleanor Burns, Momcat: 2010

Classes and Lectures:
-Fabric A to Z (a lecture about building and quilting from your stash with Alex Anderson)
-Flying Colors: Designs with Free Form Shapes (this will stretch both of us!)
-Ready Set Go...Finish (I'm looking to build my skills to finish a quilt and the Momcat is always on the hunt for new techniques and shortcuts!)

Do you have any quilting adventures or events that you look forward to each year?

1 comment:

  1. Alex, Ricky,'re hitting all the great ones! What a fun time you'll have. I would so love to go one of these days.