AQS QuiltWeek – Fall Paducah, Kentucky Quilt Show

Detail: Kaleidoscopic Calamity by Margaret Solomon Gunn

September 12–15, 2018 • Wed.–Fri., 9am–6pm, Sat., 9am–4pm

Schroeder Expo Center • 415 Park Street, Paducah, KY 42001



A panel of three professional quilt judges will select the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention quilts in each of the 15 categories in the contest. The top seven winners will be determined by popular vote.


Anyone with an email address can cast one vote – use your Smartphone, iPad, or home computer to vote online.

You will have 24 hours to vote. The voting will begin at 12:00 noon (CT) on Monday, September 10, 2018; voting will end at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.


The winners in the AQS Quilt Contest will be honored at the AQS Winners’ Showcase With Melinda Bula at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12 at Walker Hall Events Center, 229 Madison Street, Paducah, KY 42001.

Look for the Janome America Best of Show and five other winning quilts in the Winners Gallery in the Schroeder Expo Center, and the Gammill Quilting Machines Best Wall Quilt in the River Rooms on the second floor of the Carroll Convention Center when the show opens on Wednesday, September 12 through Saturday, September 15, 2018.


You’re invited to experience AQS QuiltWeek in two ways at the AQS QuiltWeek – Fall Paducah 2018 as a special quilt exhibitor!

Quilters’ Parade on Wednesday Morning for Show Opening

You can bring a small quilt for the Quilters’ Parade that will follow the Paducah Tilghman High School Band as they march through the Expo Center prior to the show opening.

Meet Show Director Bonnie Browning at the Food Court in front of the Carroll Convention Center at 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday. After we leave the Expo Center, the band will perform in the parking lot before they head back to the school.

AQS Pop-Up Quilt Exhibit on Friday at Noon

Join Show Director Bonnie Browning and Director of Education Liz Hammonds for the brand new AQS QuiltWeek Pop-Up Quilt Exhibit. AQS QuiltWeek is about bringing quilters together to share ideas and inspiration, and we think a great way to do that is to feature YOUR quilts at the Fall Paducah AQS QuiltWeek. Here’s how you can join us and become part of the show:

1) Meet Bonnie and Liz at the AQS Learning Center (1st floor of the Convention Center) at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018.

2) Bring one of your favorite wallhangings to share (it should be small enough that one person can carry it).

3) Bring a note card with your name, city, state, and quilt title and the technique you used printed on the card.

Come have some fun with us and show off one of your quilts! We will start promptly at 12:00 p.m., so you can get to your 1:00 p.m. classes. It is fun to participate, but you can come and just watch too. We can’t wait to see what you have to share as we make QuiltWeek history with the first-ever AQS QuiltWeek Pop-Up Quilt Exhibit in Paducah.

We Can’t Wait to See You at AQS QuiltWeek – Fall Paducah 2018