Quilt Show - Paducah, KY
This beautiful quilt was done by the tent makers of Egypt.

QUILT SHOW – PADUCAH, KY 2013: For quilters, going to the quilt show in Paducah, Kentucky is a special dream come true. I am lucky enough to live a few hours away so I use a few vacation days and just go.

Four quilts hanging.
Hexagon quilt.
A detailed Santa quilt.

Please enjoy this small taste of the wonderful quilts that were on display at the Quilt Show-Paducah, KY 2013.

Purple and green quilt.
Applique flower quilt.
Two quilts on display

I attend the national quilt show in Paducah, KY because it is fun and inspiring https://www.quiltweek.com/workshops/paducah-2013/ . There are so many quilts on display (both the show and the vendors booths).

Quilt Show - Paducah, KY 2013
Star quilt in bright colors.

In 2013 there were two male tent makers from Egypt demonstrating how they do the applique for tents – fascinating.

Two quilts made by Egyptian quilt makers.
These quilts were done by the tent makers of Egypt.
More quilts by the Egyptian tent makers.
More quilts by the tent makers of Egypt.
Quilt Show - Paducah, KY 2013
The tent makers from Egypt made these too.
Another quilt by the tent makers of Egypt.
Another quilt by the tent makers.
Applique of birds
Applique of birds by the tent makers.

Inspiration and new ideas:

Paducah is a great place to be recharged with ideas for the next quilt. I thought that others would enjoy the photos I took at the show. The quilts, though, are so much better in person. There is no rhyme or reason for the quilts I took photos of except that these quilts caught my eye.

Blue and Yellow quilt.
Quilt of various blocks.
Quilt Show - Paducah, KY 2013

This does not seem to be a show for hand quilted quilts though. The show to all appearances is for machine quilted and/or art quilts. There are so many quilts to see it can be overwhelming. I come away from the show with so many ideas for quilts to make.

Lady with letter quilt.
Quilt Show - Paducah, KY 2013
Medallion quilt that has tiny flying geese and applique.

During quilt week, Paducah has shows within shows. The main show in at the convention center, but there is also a show at the Rotary Club. Plus quilts of all sorts are displayed in shops and around the downtown area of town. Paducah dresses up in quilts for this show. Just walk around downtown and be amazed. Each year is a new and different show.

Brown quilt with applique motifs.
Flag quilt
Appliqued peacock.

There are also vendors from around the country with every possible fabric, quilt gadget, and quilting book possible. It is wondrous to behold.

Quilt Show - Paducah, KY 2013
Carousel horse quilt.
Peter Rabbit quilt.

If you can get to Paducah during quilt week please do so. It is well worth the trip. Quilt shows are fun to attend and shop at, but Paducah is amazing.

Quilt Show - Paducah, KY 2013
Musical notes and harp quilt
Poodle quilt


None of the photographed quilts at in this post are mine, but I did take all of these photos.

Panda quilt
Quilt Show - Paducah, KY 2013

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20 thoughts on “QUILT SHOW – PADUCAH, KY 2013

  1. Thanx for sharing these photos. I had saved money to make the trip to the Paducah Quilt Show in 2020 and then it was cancelled. I saved the money to use in 2021 and it is canceled. I am so sad but putting the money away again hopefully 2022 will be this once in a life time trip from Ireland. I have quilting friends who went in 2018 and were so excited about the quilt show and all the vendors. Here in Ireland we don’t have the variety of cotton fabrics that are available in the US and I so want to do some shopping.

    1. I hope that we can all do to the Paducah Quilt show in 2022 – I really do miss it. Hang onto your money, you will not be disappointed by this quilt show and all the different vendors. I remember the lack of variety for cotton fabrics while I lived in Germany. The fabric I could get was pretty but there was not much of it. Anyway, happy quilting. Thank you for subscribing to this quilt blog.

  2. Love this show. So missed it last year due to the virus – canceled this year too. So sad. Thank you for sharing these photos.

    1. I miss it too and am really disappointed it was canceled again this year. Hopefully all will be “normal” next year.

  3. No doubt you have heard this before, but I have missed quilt shows the last year due to COVID. Thanks for sharing these photos and your experience at this quilt show.

    1. I have missed quilt shows too. A year ago I would never have believed that so many quilt activities would be canceled and continue to be canceled. Hopefully that will change soon.

  4. I really appreciate this post. I have only been able to go to Paducah once for the quilt show and it was wonderful beyond words. You have made my day by posting these photos! Thank you.

    1. You are so welcome. I am privileged to live within a few hours drive. I have photos from other years as well and will try to share them. Hopefully 2021 will allow us to go to quilt shows again.

  5. I’m definitely delighted I found this quilt blog. Lots of good quilting stuff here. Enough ideas here to keep me busy for a long time to come.

    1. The show in Paducah has already been canceled for 2021. I am hoping to find some small local quilt shows in the local area to go to this year – I sure need a quilt show fix 🙂

  6. What a fun quilt show! I love that you shared this – thanks heaps. I am sure hoping that 2021 is good for travel and shopping again. I miss seeing quilt shows and shopping at local fabric shops.

    1. Hello,

      I missed the quilt show this year too. I never realized until this year how much I actually enjoy going to Paducah (despite the crowds). Unfortunately, it has already been canceled for 2021.

      Plan B is to take a trip to Gibson Co, IN and do the barn quilt trail about the same time as Paducah would be held. We sure are learning to come up with creative ways to continue life as quilters.

      Happy quilting.

  7. Superb, what a great quilt blog this is! So much useful and inspiring information here.

    The “quilt police” had discouraged me to the point I quit quilting several years ago. You have inspired me to pick up my rotary cutter and ruler and go at quilting again – with you encouraging me I can quilt!

    Thank you so much.

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words. Yes, you can quilt and have fun doing it. Use the comment box and let me know how you are doing with your project.

      Happy quilting.

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