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Quilters To Converge For Fall Paducah AQS QuiltWeek

Margaret Solomon Gunn
American Quilter's Society

Quilters from around the world converge in west Kentucky this week for the second-annual Fall Paducah AQS QuiltWeek.

The American Quilter's Society event kicks-off with the Paducah Tilghman High School Band leading the new Quilter’s Parade at 8:30 on Wednesday morning.

Executive show director Bonnie Browning says that the event features quilting classes geared toward any level of experience as well as quilts showcasing a wide variety of techniques.

"You’re gonna find very traditional quilts and then you’re gonna find some of the art quilts using some of the latest techniques like painting and beading and doing different things with the fabric," Browning said.

Contests award $125,000 in total cash prizes, including a $20,000 prize for the Janome America Best of Show winner.

AQS is also featuring a new pop-up exhibit on Friday that invites anyone to bring and display their small quilt, whether they are competing or not.

QuiltWeek runs through Saturday at the Schroeder Expo Center.

Shelby Frye is a senior at Murray State University, double majoring in theatre and journalism. She has lived in Murray for four years, but grew up in Paris, Tennessee. When she isn’t working at WKMS, Shelby performs in and works on crew for Murray State Theatre productions, plays Dungeons & Dragons, and keeps her plate full with her dual majors.
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