When we were at Hancock s of Paducah I did make a modest purchase. Three yards total of two Tim Holt’s Abandon. I had previously purchased other pieces from the line and will be toying with an artsy quilt at some point.
Wednesday arrived and I eagerly got ready to head to the AQS show of Paducah. Ray chauffeured me to the front door. I followed the line and purchased my ticket. I wasn’t clear where the show entrance was and went the “wrong” way. It turned out to be right because I bumped into Sharon. She just came from a class. She escorted me to the proper entrance. We toured the quilts and vendors eventually parting ways. It was very crowded and overwhelming. Their setup was a little confusing to me. I had a few things I wanted to accomplish vendor wise. I wandered the aisles, took pictures and rested often. I bumped into Sharon when I exited the hall. We had lunch together and visited. I was happy for these accidental meetups. When we finished she explained to me how to get to my next destination. We hugged, said goodbye and wished each other well.
I went to the other exhibition hall and saw more quilts. I found the vendors I was looking for and made my planned purchases. I was completely exhausted after only 4.5 hours. Ray texted me to check on me throughout. When I was done I told him where I was. He managed his way past barriers meant to keep him out. I’m not sure I could have made it. He picked me up outside the door and collected me and my purchases. While I wish I had gotten to see more I did see quite a lot in that short time.
We returned to the campground and finished out the week. We knew the weather was going to take a turn and headed out to Arkansas a day earlier than planned.
It just dawned on me that this is the last day of May and I need to link up my OMG. I did complete my goal of adding the label to my commissioned quilt. I added hand quilting to it in some places to secure it since it was so large. I even delivered it to its owner and she was very pleased.
Linking up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts for the linkup completion.