SPRING PADUCAH 2018 | Quilt Exhibits

Ricky Tims: Quilts That Speak

A retrospective quilt exhibit featuring works from Ricky Tims’ 27-year quilting journey. On display will be his first quilt, several award-winning quilts, and works that have never been presented on the international quilting stage. Witness the transitions and diversity in his contemporary quilts that are surprisingly all rooted in tradition.

Quilt Detail: FIREWALL I by Ricky Tims, Spring Paducah Quilt Show Exhibit

Firewall I

Quilt Detail: DAD'S LONE STAR by Ricky Tims, Spring Paducah Quilt Show Exhibit

Dad’s Lone Star

Quilt Detail: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY by Ricky Tims, Spring Paducah Quilt Show Exhibit

Bohemian Rhapsody

Quilt Dtail: SELF-PORTRAIT by Ricky Tims, Spring Paducah Quilt Show Exhibit


Quilt Detail: Arles Night by Miyuki Humphries, Adachi-ku, Tokyo, Japan - The Van Gogh Cherrywood Challenge Quilt Show Exhibit

Detail: Arles Night by Miyuki Humphries

The Van Gogh Cherrywood Challenge – The French Gallery

Vincent van Gogh is one of the world’s most beloved artists. The participants in this challenge were inspired by his work and life to create their own small masterpieces. The quilts are made entirely from hand dyed suede-look cotton from Cherrywood Fabrics. The strong visual impact of this exhibit is due to the cohesive color, size and fabric. This selection of 120 quilts, “The French Gallery,” includes the prize winners and quilts with special recognition for workmanship.

Detail: 2013 by Jane Leonetti

Contemporary Art Quilts – U.S. and Brazil

The exhibit is made up of a total of 53 art quilts: 23 art quilts from Brazil artists and 30 art quilts from the Contemporary Quilt Art Association. The Brazil artists over the years have continued to explore the abstract with an emphasis to adding depth to each piece using embellishments. While the Contemporary Quilt Art Association artists created mainly abstract art quilts in its early years, they have started moving towards abstract realism with often very little physical depth in each piece.

Detail: The Traces of Past by Misik Kim

SAQA – Korean Quilts Now

The Studio Arts Quilt Associates™ of the Republic of Korea began in 2010. This exhibit features a variety of art quilt techniques the group has been studying over the last several years. The group collaborated to create three of the works. Through their artwork, these quilters incorporate unusual and interesting interpretations of life that surrounds them – sometimes joy and sometimes turmoil.

This exhibit will be displayed at Paducah School of Art & Design, 905 Harrison St., Paducah, KY 42001, in the Bill Ford Gallery.

There will be a reception Thursday, April 19, 5:00–7:00 p.m. in the gallery with quiltmakers in attendance.

Art in Denim by Ian Berry

In his studio, amid mounds of blue, the uncountable shades and features of this common fabric are a palette in the hands of artist Ian Berry. He applies no bleach and no paint to create contrast and shadows; every inch of his layered fabric artwork is chosen from recycled denim clothing to create unique portraits and city scenes that almost defy description —except to say that they are primarily denim collages formed by the hand of a master. His brushes are scissors and glue.

Detail: Behind Closed Doors

Detail: Ideal Home

Detail: Perfect Stranger

Quilt Credit: DOGWOODS IN PINK by Bonnie Browning

Detail: Dogwoods in Pink by Bonnie Browning, quilted by Margaret Solomon Gunn

AQS iquilt and Author Showcase

Artistry and craft are blended together in the AQS iquilt & Author Showcase. AQS provides a platform to view quilts, projects, and demonstrations. The displays feature quilts from well-known instructors for iquilt online classes and AQS books. You will find interactive opportunities as instructors demonstrate their techniques.

AQS QuiltWeek – Spring Paducah 2017 Janome Best of Show

Spring Paducah
Contest Quilts

The international quilt contest sponsored by AQS presents quilts using a wide variety of techniques that quiltmakers around the world are using today. Quilters will vie for $125,000 in cash awards, with the Janome Best of Show receiving $20,000. Quilts range from traditional designs that everyone knows, like Lone Star and Log Cabin, as well as Modern and Art quilts that reach outside the box with new designs and techniques.

New Ideas Quilt Challenge

Detail: Julia Graber

Fresh Faces, New Ideas
Quilt Challenge

The Professional Association of Appraisers – Quilted Textiles sponsored the Fresh Faces, New Ideas challenge to continue support of The National Quilt Museum, and to showcase new and upcoming talent within the quilt world. This year’s theme is thread embellishment. These quilts will travel for a year and will be auctioned at The National Quilt Museum’s auction at the AQS QuiltWeek – Spring Paducah 2019.