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!
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.
It costs $25 to join the AQS and you get preferred admission to the show, discounts and a subscription to their American Quilter magazine.
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.
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.