AQS Quiltweek - Paducah, KY

      Paducah, KY, USA

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      Patty
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      352 reviews
      Apr 25 - 30, 2023
      Group size: 30 - 30
      AQS Quiltweek - Paducah, KY
      Paducah, KY, USA

      Patty
      • Email address verified
      352 reviews

      Apr 25 - 30, 2023
      Group size: 30 - 30

      About this trip

      Is this trip on your "bucket list"?  The legendary Paducah, Kentucky AQS Quiltweek awaits you when you join this 5 night/6 day Motor Coach trip with friends and fellow quilters.  Trip highlights include shopping at the original Hancock Fabric Store, considered the nation's largest.  Of course, the primary highlight is the American Quilters Society show and contest!  Spend two full days admiring hundreds of quilts on display, register for a class, enjoy demonstrations and just being in the company of other Quilters!   As a world-class, UNESCO Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art, there will also be time for exploration in town.  Visitor favorites include the National Quilt Museum, the Clemens Fine Arts Center and the famous "Wall to Wall" Floodwall Murals









      Cancellation policy


      Final payment dates and Cancellation policy:  Final payment is due on March 1, 2023.  A full refund will apply if you decide to cancel prior to this date.
        After that time, a full or partial refund is dependent on me reselling your seat and/or me recovering any out-of-pocket expenses.    Trip insurance will also be available"

      Pick up Points

      My bus company, Carolina Coach & Limousine is located in Myrtle Beach so it starts the progressive pickups from there.  Following that I will arrange departure locations in Brunswick County and Wilmington before traveling west on I40.    

      Roommate Finder

      If you are considering the trip and would prefer to find a roommate rather than book a single reservation, let Patty know so that I can attempt to coordinate your request.  Use the blue "Ask a Question" button to contact Patty or email me at tripsbypatty@gmail.com

      Payment Options

      Please note that you have payment options.  1.  Credit card but there is a fee. 2.  ACH bank draft - no fee or 3.  You can send Patty a check.  If you choose to do this, please email me at tripsbypatty@gmail.com or call 404-791-3166

      What’s included

      • Motorcoach
        Transportation on a luxury 34 passenger motor coach
      • Accommodations
        Three nights at the Comfort Inn in Paducah. This hotel is 6 miles from the show and was renovated in 2018.
      • Accommodations
        One night in the Best Western Plus in Knoxville, TN en route to Paducah
      • Accommodations
        One night in the Biltmore Village Hampton Inn on the way home
      • Admission
        Two days admission and the Quilt Show Catalog
      • Breakfast
        Breakfast included at the hotel each day
      • Extras
        Snacks & water on the bus

      What’s not included

      • Lunch & dinner each day
        Patty will provide dining suggestions.

      Available Packages

      Double occupancy

      Rooms have two beds.  The price is a per person price.  

      $955
      Deposit: $250
      Single occupancy

      These rooms may have one or two beds depending on hotel availability

      $1,255
      Deposit: $250


      Itinerary

      Paducah Quiltweek
      5 nights/6 day Motor Coach trip

      Day One /April 25- Multiple departure locations will be offered.  We have an approximate 9 hour ride this day including meal and rest stops to Knoxville, TN where we overnight. 

      Day Two/April 26 - Depart Knoxville  and make the approximate 6  hour ride to Paducah so that we can shop ahead of the crowds at the Hancock Fabric Store.  There will also be time to get acclimated and enjoy the town this evening.  

      Day Three  and Four- Show Days! - April 27 & 28  Spend all of your time at the Show or combine it with time spent in the historic district of Paducah.  A trolley transports visitors throughout the town.  Shuttle times will also be coordinated during the day back to the hotel.  Patty will have town maps, guides and other optional visitor activity information available.   

      Day Five/April 29 - Travel back east to the coast with an overnight stop in Asheville

      Day Six /April 30-Return home with new friends, good memories and new creative ideas!  


      Your Organizer


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      Patty
      352 reviews
      I love to travel so in my partially retired life I decided to adapt my passion for travel along with 25 years of experience in Travel & Tourism to create Trips by Patty. I received a BA in American History from UNC-Chapel Hill. Not knowing what I was going to do with that degree, I started working as a desk clerk at a hotel in Raleigh. I enjoyed the hotel business and the career path began. Hotel operations and sales, Convention Center operations and marketing, destination marketing with a Convention Visitors Bureau and even a stint as a tour guide. What happened to the history degree? Well, many times when I am escorting my trips I share the history of the destinations we visit. It's a great feeling to take your career skills and adapt them to your own small business. I love what I do and hope you'll join me on a trip one day!

      Reviews

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      Super trip! Patty and her bus driver Donny are wonderful! Patty always gives us a great time with snacks on the way, water bottles throughout the day to keep us hydrated. The homes, gardens and historic sites we saw were well worth it. A great day trip. Be sure to see Beaufort, NC.
      By Alice T for Old Homes Tour and More on Jul 04, 2024
      We had a great time! Donny was the best bus driver and Patty was an awesome event organizer! Hope to go on another fabulous bus trip soon!
      By Diana P for Old Homes Tour and More on Jul 01, 2024
      Patty always runs a first class trip. Luxury coach, snack and water; rest area stops on longer trips. Patty provides tons of information in advance on the trip itself and area. Always enjoy her trips!
      By Susan S for Old Homes Tour and More on Jun 30, 2024
      DD
      We had a wonderful time. Met some great people from other communities and enjoyed the bus ride, as well as the accommodations, tours and eateries. Patty is a great host with lots of helpful advice, attention to our needs, and tips for travel. We look forward to another trip with Patty in the future!! Deb & Mark Delekto
      By Debra D for Biltmore Blooms & Dale Chihuly on Jun 19, 2024
      We had a great time. This is my 6th trip with Patty. Another great job!
      By Elaine D for Lion King The Musical on Jun 17, 2024
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