DINNER, NQM Chicken Dinner and Wine Tasting

Day: Thursday, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Food Tent
Retail: $15


Food will be available – you can enjoy an optional hot buffet-style grilled chicken meal prepared by Neil’s Catering on Thursday night for participants wishing to eat before the live auction. Ordering in advance will give us a count on the number of meals to prepare, or you can purchase food on site at the event. Purple Toad Winery will provide a sample of wine with each meal. Please pick up your ticket for the wine tasting at the AQS Information Center Wednesday, Thursday, or present your badge at the event to receive a ticket for your sample of Paducah made wine.

NQM Live Quilt Auction Benefit



Day: Thursday, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Retail: FREE


Quilts, quilts, and more quilts! The Live Auction is Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. This is your opportunity to bid on beautiful quilts as well as a wide range of other sewing and quilting items. Over 60 items will be in the auction. It is the premier event to find the perfect quilt for any location and any occasion!

ROTARY, 29th Annual Rotary Antique Quilt Show and Vendor Mall

Day: Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Robert Cherry Civic Center, 2701 Park Ave., Paducah, KY 42001
Retail: $7 for a multi-day pass purchased through AQS registration or at-the-door.



Visit Annual Rotary Antique Quilt Show as many times as you want during AQS QuiltWeek.

Quilters throughout history have adapted designs to fit their individual aesthetic. Our antique quilt collections for 2017 are full of unique variations of similar patterns. The pattern may be the same but the fabric choices, piecing methods and overall designs are reflective of the resources that were available to each maker in her time. Mary Kerr is proud to share this Variations exhibit in conjunction with The Rotary Club Paducah. Mary is an AQS Certified Appraiser, author, instructor, historian, and curator of all things fun and quilty from Woodbridge, Virginia. The Show also offers a merchant mall with 13 vendors. For up-to-date exhibit information, visit www.rotaryquiltshow.com.

About the Rotary Antique Quilt Show
At the request of Paducah’s AQS Quilt Show founders Bill and Meredith Shroeder, the Rotary Club of Paducah embarked on the first Antique Quilt Show and Sale in April 1989. The annual show is now an official sanctioned event of the American Quilters Society. The Paducah Rotary Antique Quilt Show offers some of the world’s most beautiful quilts, with each year featuring various “themed” quilts. In addition, the show offers a merchant mall with 13 vendors.

Proceeds = Scholarships
Proceeds from this show provide college scholarships annually for local students through the Rotary Education Assistance Program (REAP).  In 2010, the Rotary Club of Paducah initiated the idea of the Community Scholarship Program as a public-private partnership with strong participation from Rotary, the City of Paducah, McCracken Fiscal Court, WKCTC, and a number of local businesses along with Paducah Junior College Inc and partnering high schools. The intent of this scholarship is to provide gap funding to assist students in attaining a two-year degree or industry certification at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

Getting to the Robert Cherry Civic Center: Ride the free shuttle from the AQS Bus Stop at the Convention Center to the Robert Cherry Civic Center for the Rotary Show.

Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

YEISER, Fantastic Fibers 2017 – Yeiser Art Center

Day: QuiltWeek Extended Hours (See Below),
Location: Yeiser Art Center (in the historic 1905 Market House),
200 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001
Retail: $5 for a multi-day pass purchased through AQS registration or $5 at-the-door.


Visit Fantastic Fibers 2017 – Yeiser Art Center as many times as you want during AQS QuiltWeek.

Internationally recognized juried fiber art exhibition features a compelling mix of traditional and nontraditional works created using natural or synthetic fibers, or works dealing with the theme of fiber, in an array of processes including quilting, weaving, embroidery, basketry and more. One of Yeiser’s most engaging, innovative and colorful annual exhibitions, Fantastic Fibers is an inspirational “must see” for quilters, artists and art enthusiasts.


Tuesday – Saturday, April 25 – 29, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 30, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.



The Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, KY is now accepting entries for juried international exhibition “Fantastic Fibers.” Deadline for entry is February 4, 2017. For more information Click Here.