Every year since I finished college, I’ve made the trip down to Western Kentucky for the AQS show in Paducah. I stay with my friend Jenna in Murray (about 45 minutes away) so I get to visit with her AND spend all week looking at quilts and buying fabric. It really doesn’t get much better than that.
This year I spent more time looking at the show quilts. In years past I spent more time shopping for cool new fabric for my stash, but this year I felt particularly inspired by the quilt show itself. I took time to study the award-winning craftsmanship and felt compelled to start working on show quilts myself. Maybe next year!