AQS QuiltWeek - Paducah

Paducah, KY, USA

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Patty
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104 reviews
Apr 26 - 30, 2022
Group size: 30 - 45
AQS QuiltWeek - Paducah
Paducah, KY, USA

Patty
  • Facebook verified
104 reviews

Apr 26 - 30, 2022
Group size: 30 - 45

About this trip

Is this trip on your "bucket list"?  The legendary Paducah, Kentucky Quilt Week awaits you when you join this 4 night/5 day Motorcoach 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 the day admiring hundreds of quilts on display and participate in pre-booked classes.  

During our time in Quilt City USA, you will also have time to explore this town wide celebration of quilting.  From the old 5&10 to the candy shop, windows throughout this turn-of-the-century town are decorated with quilts. Join quilters and crafters from around the world for trolley rides, sidewalk sales, church bazaars and shopping for local crafts, antiques and collectibles. 


REGISTER BY OCTOBER 1ST AND RECEIVE A $25 GIFT CARD FROM HANCOCKS!  






AQS AND SHOW REGISTRATION INFORMATION

The trip does not include Show Registration.  This is the responsibility of trip participants.  Here are a couple of resources:


Registration for the show does not happen until January 18, 2022  for AQS members, and February 1 for non-members.
https://www.quiltweek.com/registration/


It costs $25 to join the AQS and you get preferred admission to the show, discounts and a subscription to their American Quilter magazine.
https://www.americanquilter.com/promos/join_aqs_original/

Covid 19 Trip Particulars

 A note from Trip Organizer, Patty Rogers:
I  understand that committing to trips is a bit scary during these uncertain times.  As a result, I have implemented a Covid 19 protocol as follows:

 " Please go ahead and register for the trip.  Then just before, the  January 18, 2022 AQS show registration date,
I will email everyone registered related to the group travel conditions at that time.  You will have the option to cancel and receive a full refund if you are not comfortable with group travel.  I also reserve the right to cancel the trip prior to this date if I feel there is any risk to you, my passengers and full refunds will be issued.    If cancellation does not occur due to Covid conditions, then my normal trip cancellation policy will apply which is this:   Anyone cancelling prior to the final payment date of March 1, 2022 will receive a full refund.  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"


Please also note that proof of vaccination is required to join the trip.  

 



What’s included

  • Motorcoach
    Transportation on a luxury motor coach
  • Accommodations
    Two nights at the Comfort Inn in Paducah. This hotel is 6 miles from the show and was renovated in 2018.
  • Accommodations
    Two nights at the Best Western Plus in Knoxville TN. One night on the way to Paducah and one night on the way home.
  • Extras
    Snacks and water on the bus
  • Extras
    All taxes and gratuities
  • Breakfast
    Complimentary breakfast offered at the hotel each morning
  • Show Registration
    Show registration and classes are not included in the trip price.
  • Lunch & dinner each day
    Patty will provide dining suggestions.

Available Packages

Double occupancy
Available until December 1, 2021

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

$899
Deposit: $100
Single occupancy
Available until December 2, 2021

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

$1199
Deposit: $100

Itinerary

Paducah QuiltWeek
4 night/5 day Motorcoach trip

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

Day Two - We depart Knoxville early and make the approximate 5 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 - Show Day!  Spend the day at the show and/or enjoy exploring the town of Paducah.   Our bus will operate as a show shuttle.  

Day Four - We spend more time at the Show.  Late afternoon we depart and make the trip as far east as Knoxville for an overnight.

Day Five - Continue eastward with fond memories and new quilting skills to Leland and Wilmington.  


Your Organizer


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Patty
104 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

Wonderful trip - great people; excellent coordination. Loved the exhibit - the venue was interesting I was sad it was so hot that we were unable to enjoy the site. Enjoyed the history of the factory turned gathering spot. Bus was comfortable but wished the microphone and wi-fi were functional. Charlotte city tour was good - wish the guide had been able to project his voice better - the back of the bus heard little to none of the tour. Shopping was fun and I did manage to purchase some great items...enjoyed a lovely lunch! Hope to go on a trip again with Patty.
By Veronica T for Immersive Van Gogh at Historic Camp North End on 21 Sep, 2021
Great idea for a trip with a great group of fellow travelers. However, if the bus does not have an operating audio system or if the tour guide cannot get his audio working change the bus and / or cancel the tour, because is was a total waste of time for the vast majority of passengers (and, one supposes, a waste of funds)
By Bill O for Immersive Van Gogh at Historic Camp North End on 05 Sep, 2021
Thank you Bill for taking the time to comment on the trip. I was deeply disappointed that I was not able to provide the Charlotte city tour experience for many passengers due to the audio difficulty. I enjoy offering quality to my clients and this definitely fell short of that. I can assure you that it won't happen again.
By Patty on 05 Sep, 2021
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The Immersive Van Gogh experience is not to be missed! I am so glad Patty arranged the trip for us. The bus was comfortable and the driver exceptional. Accommodations were very comfortable.. The recommended restaurant was a treat. I enjoyed everything about this trip and look forward to traveling with Patty again. Pat D.
By Pat D for Immersive Van Gogh at Historic Camp North End on 04 Sep, 2021
As always we had a wonderful trip with Patty. My only complaint was the microphone on the bus didn’t work, so I wasn’t able to hear the tour guide give his history of Charlotte. That was disappointing. That being said, can’t wait for my trip with Patty in October.
By Marie D for Immersive Van Gogh at Historic Camp North End on 03 Sep, 2021
Thank you Marie for your comment. The problem with the mic was very disappointing to me as well. I don't enjoy disappointing clients and not providing them with a quality experience. Thank you for being such a good client and being interested in my trips. This will not happen again. Patty
By Patty on 05 Sep, 2021
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The Van Gogh exhibit was nice but not exactly what I envisioned. The remainder of the trip was forgettable - the tour of Charlotte was uninspired and the bus microphone didn't work which didn't help the tour guide. Spent a lot of time at a mall - also forgettable. Wanted more time at Camp North End and a tour of the place, we could have left at 5 instead of 4pm as we were very close to hotel - or we would have been had we not spent a lot of time trying to find a way around construction to get to the hotel. The hotel was nice but no restaurant for breakfast. This was our least enjoyable trip with Patty.
By Anthony B for Immersive Van Gogh at Historic Camp North End on 28 Aug, 2021
Thank you Tony, for taking the time to review the trip. I am sorry that it did not meet your expectations but sincerely appreciate hearing from you. I take comments seriously and will use them for future improvements. Patty
By Patty on 29 Aug, 2021
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