Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Postcard from Paducah

This wasn't the typical Quilt Show year.  The venue for the main exhibit was moved at the last minute due to rising river water - Mother Nature has targeted the midwest for flooding rains.  A family emergency changed my plans.  I did attend the show for a few hours on Saturday, so I opted for the Rotary Show to take in the antique exhibit.  This year's theme was 'A Quilted Garden' curated by Sue Reich.  There was a gallery tour starting as I walked in the door!  The wholecloth quilt at left (c. 1830) was the oldest quilt in the exhibit.  What a beauty and in great shape!

I loved the border on the Fleur-de-Lis and Stars Connecticut quilt (c. 1840).

What a fun, graphic four block Daisy quilt - the hand quilting was exceptional.


Hexagon Baskets (c. 1940) was a labor of love - lots of little hexagons in this quilt! Love the border.


Last exhibit pic is the Redwork Penny Square quilt (c. 1900) - the pre-stamped squares were purchased for one penny.

One of my favorite antique quilt vendors, Cindy Rennels from Cindys Antique Quilts, was at the Rotary.  She has graciously allowed me share these booth shots with you.  Thanks, Cindy!

The quilt show is embraced by the whole community.  I loved the following window displays!

I'm anxious to get back to the sewing machine.  I've been hand sewing binding, so some progress!


Barb said...

Thanks for sharing this quilt show with us...

Jovita said...

Thanks for posting these - i am in *LOVE* with the daisy quilt :)

Dawn said...

What a great post, enjoyed every picture. The whole cloth is a beauty - rich colors. Always extra special to see a red & white now. Lovely window displays.
Thanks again!

Sue said...

Enjoyed seeing the photos of Paducah. I went for the first time last year and I enjoyed the vintage quilts at the Rotary the best out of the whole show.
Love some of those quilts that Cindy has on her stand- I looked last year but could only afford to buy some blocks from her.

Kathie said...

its a dream of mine some day to go to Paducah
thanks for sharing...isn't it funny love that orange, not a color I collect much of but this applique quilt LOVE that orange. great 4 block quilt.
Cindy always has great quilts, thanks for sharing! so of course we want to know, any purchaes?

Sharon said...

Love the daisy quilt, how big was it? You got to see some great pieces at Cindy's booth, thanks for sharing with us.

YankeeQuilter said...

I thought Sue did a great job on her talks...the Rotary is always a favorite stop at Paducah!

Barb said...

I'm so glad you were able to go to the show, even for a short time.
Thanks for the photos from the Rotary, that is always one of my favorite stops. Is the food wagon still in the parking lot? hope so!
I'm really hoping to go next year. It's been years since I've made that show.
I love the big daisey - orange hooray

Vicki said...

Daisy Quilt info from brochure:

Single Daisy Quilt c.1930 A Carlie Sexton design. Machine appliqued, machine pieced, hand quilted. 72" x 86"

There are two daisy quilts listed, but the other is hand appliqued and the four block is definately machine appliqued.

No big purchases for me - just some fabric from Hancock's I probably didn't need.

Lynn Dykstra said...

That daisy quilt is wonderful