Thursday, April 30, 2009
Close to Nowhere
Sad to be home from Paducah
Well... maybe I’m not too sad to be home. Jane and I are both sad though. And tired, really, really tired!
You can tell we had a wonderful time by the degree of exhaustion — this year surpasses even last year when I came home with a stomach virus.
Several have asked what was the best thing — the quilts are always the best thing! Even the vendors come in a distant second.
It’s literally impossible to pick a favorite quilt — but one I really liked was a whimsical dragon with a little tiny, delicate fairy sitting on the tip of his tail declaring --- “Look what I caught!”
Jane and I normally stay with my sister Jackie, in Missouri. After recent heart surgery, she’s still not quite up to “Hotel Jackie,” so we stayed in a private home in Paducah. Tammye and David Rogers were among the homeowners who welcomed quilters into their homes and took care of us.
Tammye and David have a beautiful, 100-year-old home on Jefferson, about a mile from the Expo Center. He owns and operates Drivers Grocery and Deli and I’m betting Jane and I ate better than anyone else in Paducah! And they have a wonderful dog, Brewster!
Unless you’re another truly dedicated quilter, you probably haven’t heard of most of our quilt class teachers.
But I’m betting at least some of you have heard of Eleanor Burns — she has a quilting show on television and has been in the public eye and quilting for 31 years.
She had a very entertaining evening showing quilts from over the years at the packed Four Rivers Carson Center.
I can’t wait for next year — 362 days and counting!
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