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The American Quilter's Society QuiltWeek is underway in Paducah. The popular, now biannual, event draws thousands of avid quilters and enthusiasts to the city. The National Quilt Museum is also located in Paducah and showcases dozens of works, including QuiltWeek award winners. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with quilter Pat Durbin about her exhibit "A Walk in the Woods" on display in the museum. 

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The City of Paducah is hoping to set a record attendance at the Spring American Quilter’s Society QuiltWeek beginning Wednesday. More than 32,000 visitors are expected to converge in Paducah for the biannual American Quilter’s Society QuiltWeek.

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This year’s winners of the American Quilt Society’s annual QuiltWeek are sharing part of the $125,000 in cash prizes.  

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73-year-old Vietnam veteran Robert Crim of Golconda, Ill., wasn’t expecting to leave the AQS quilt show yesterday with a quilt of his own, but a spur-of-the-moment surprise changed his plans.

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There's lots of traffic in Paducah because 2014's American Quilters Society Quilt Week is underway through Saturday. Winners were announced Wednesday night and you can see these remarkable works of art at aqsshows.com. Bonnie Browning is the Executive Show Director, and has been for many years, as well as being a quilter and author in her own right. She and Kate Lochte outline the attractions and logistics for visitors on Sounds Good.

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The 30th anniversary American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show and Contest Best of Show goes to Ted Storm, a quilter from the Netherlands.  Meredith Schroeder, President of the American Quilter’s Society, was  complimentary of Storm's work.   

It's that time of year! The birds are singing, the flowers are (sort of) blooming, and... the quilters are coming! We have so many wonderful underwriters that take part in the Paducah QuiltWeek festivities, and today we thank the American Quilter's Society, The National Quilt Museum, and the Yeiser Art Center for bringing great works of art to the region and sharing in their support of WKMS. 

Organizers Unpacking for Paducah Quilt Week

Apr 18, 2014
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More than 10,000 quilts have been displayed in Paducah and more than $2.5 million in cash prizes have been awarded during the American Quilter's Society's shows that are in their third decade in 2014. The Paducah McCracken County Convention and Expo Center is the epicenter of the AQS Quilt Week activities that start with an awards preview next Tuesday (April 22) then show opening Wednesday, continuing through Saturday. American Quilter's Society co-founder Meredith Schroeder is at the Expo Center helping to unpack quilts for judging over the weekend and Kate Lochte speaks with her on Sounds Good.

Many Quilt Week attendees are crowding Paducah's National Quilt Museum to see one of the nation’s most valuable quilts. The piece, called “Innocence”, was made by quilter Hollis Chatelain. Museum Director Frank Bennett said his museum is lucky to showcase the piece.

Today on Sounds Good, we went live to the American Quilters Society Quilt Show and Contest in Paducah. Kate Lochte speaks with Tim Langlitz, marketing director of the Society, at the Expo and Convention Center in Paducah on opening day. They talk about how the quilt show got started, how men are defying the quilting stereotype, and some of the week's highlights. Click here for more about the Quilt Show.

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