Sunday, April 29, 2012

Home from Paducah

I had a great time in Paducah and saw so much.  Our first stop was at the studio and home of Carol Bryar Fallert.  She has a beautiful airy shop and studio for students that was filled with bright beautiful fabrics.  They are all her designs of gradated fabrics and hand dyes.  Her lovely quilts are on display in the shop and studio plus quilts of others with patterns as well.  Then she leads tours of her personal studio which is upstairs, the bedrooms for students who come for workshops, and her personal living space which included her bedroom, her living room and her dining room/ kitchen.  It is all so beautifully decorated and she graciously shows all her quilts and artwork and treated each person as if they were first guest ever.  Such a nice lady!

Then we took in the AQS Quilt Show and the many vendors.  So much to see and such gorgeous quilts.  The AQS website states that although photography is allowed, the photos are not to be shared on blogs, etc. without permission of the quilters, so I am sorry to say I cannot post much.
We spent day two at Hancock's of Paducah and took in the Rotary Quilt show which was a collection of antique quilts.

This Statue of Liberty quilt lady was in front of a restaurant posing.

Our final stop was to see the Eleanor Burns program on the First Ladies.  She is so entertaining and everyone was laughing and enjoying the show that the time really flew.

 Some audience participation.

 Here is the haul that I made.  I enjoyed every minute and now I need to get busy using all my great purchases.

A metal quilt hanging.
 Lots of batiks.

Some nice neutrals from Primitive Gatherings.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a lot of fun for you. I was hoping to get to this one, but other obligations kept me from doing so. I am planning on the one in my home state of Michigan in August! Can't wait for that one and am so glad Michigan was picked up as a venue.

    I think it's kind of sad pictures can't be posted on blogs though.