The Southeast Tourism Society has recognized AQS QuiltWeek® – Paducah, Kentucky 2014 as a TOP 20 EVENT in the Southeast.

Paducah, Ky., is an historic river town that flows with creativity and becomes the Mecca for quilters and quilt enthusiasts each spring. Enjoy the most imaginative quilts being created today in numerous exhibits including the 500+ competition quilts. Visitors from around the globe attend hands-on workshops and lectures with world-renown instructors and shop the Merchant Mall. QuiltWeek® brings a $20 million economic boost to Paducah. It truly becomes Quilt City USA® as the entire town welcomes quilters with numerous events such as the lighted Dogwood Trail, special quilt-related exhibits, dinners, and theatrical productions.

The 2014 event marks the 30th Anniversary of AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah and will be held April 23–26. For more information, go to or call 270-898-7903.

“The STS Top 20 Events list is an excellent guide for travelers in the Southeast,” said Neville Bhada, vice president of communications and public relations for the Southeast Tourism Society. “Events selected represent the best activities the region offers. Being chosen is a great accolade that can draw extra attention to a festival or special event.”

STS, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Atlanta, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting travel to and within Southeastern states, recognizing the importance of festivals, events and attractions in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

STS started its Top 20 Events program in 1985. Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes the list throughout the United States. Click here for a complete list of Top 20 Events.