Fall AQS QuiltWeek - Paducah Information

Plan now to attend the inaugural Fall AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah, September 13–16, 2017! Request the Paducah QuiltWeek Events Guide and Celebrate Quilting E-Newsletter for digital updates.

Find available accommodations for Fall AQS QuiltWeek - Paducah here.

Find AQS show information about instructors, admission, education and more here!

Fall AQS QuiltWeek - Paducah Hours (2017)
Wednesday–Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM
Saturday, 9 AM to 4 PM

Advance Admission (2017)
AQS Member: $10.08 Daily; 2-day $18; $23 Multi-day
Non-Member: $12.60 Daily; 2-day $23; $32 Multi-day
* Advance Admission available on or before August 16, 2017.
One free Show Book at the show with each paid admission.
Click here to order tickets!

At the Door Admission (2017)
AQS Member: $11 Daily, 2-day $20, $25 Multi-day
Non-Member: $14 Daily, 2-day $25, $35 Multi-day
• At the Door Admission after August 16, 2017.
One Show Book is included with admission.

Quilt Exhibits
See more than 400 AQS contest quilts vying for more than $120,000 in cash awards including the $20,000 Janome Best of Show.

  • Large quilts—Schroeder Expo Center
  • Wall quilts—Carroll Convention Center (second floor)
  • Special quilt exhibits— Carroll Convention Center (first & second floors) and Pavilion

Workshops and lectures with some of the best instructors in the world! Advance registration recommended. 270.898.7903. Preview the Fall AQS QuiltWeek instructors here!

Merchant Malls
A quilter’s shopping paradise! All open during show hours.

  • Schroeder Expo Center
  • First and send floors of the Carroll Convention Center
  • Paducah Pavilion (free shuttle from the Expo Center)
  • AQS Vendors on Kentucky, 200 Kentucky Ave. Also open, Tues., 10 AM–6 PM.

QuiltWeek Calendar of Events

  • Tuesday, September 12: QuiltWeek Contest Premiere, 6-8 PM. Public voting begins to select the Janome Best of Show and other top six awards, Exhibit Areas & Merchant Mall, Schroeder Expo Center & Carroll Convention Center.
  • Wednesday, September 13: Jenny Doan on Center Stage: Quick and Easy Quilting - 7-9 PM. Carson Center.
  • Thursday, September 14: All-Star Review - 6-8 PM. Eisenhower Room, Carroll Convention Center.
  • Friday, September 15: Winners Showcase - 6-8 PM. Walker Hall Events Center.

Don't miss quilt-related community events throughout the city! Click here to preview events and plan your Fall QuiltWeek itinerary.

Things You Need to Know

Getting Around Town
Free shuttle service is provided by participating hotels, attractions, Paducah Visitors Bureau, AQS, and Anchor Tours. Bus routes and authorized stops are published in the AQS Show Book. Free Downtown and Lower Town trolley rides provide access to The National Quilt Museum and the AQS Bus Stop.

Carson Center Shuttle
Buses begin route from the AQS Bus Stop (next to the Carroll Convention Center) to the Carson Center 45 minutes prior to the start of each event and return to the AQS Bus Stop at the conclusion of the event.


  • Paducah Expo Center lot (enter at the stoplight at Executive Blvd. and 4th Street)
  • City lots, Jefferson St. and 2nd St. (in front of the floodwall). See a full downtown parking map here!

Emergency Medical Services
For first aid or emergency medical services, visit the booths in the Pavilion and the Schroeder Expo Center.

AQS Photography Policy
Photographs taken at AQS QuiltWeek® are for your own personal use, and for sharing with your friends and family who could not attend. Please include the name(s) of the maker(s) with any quilt image you post online; take a photo of the quilt tag so you will have this information. Photos of quilts may not be posted to any website where the images can be used to produce T-shirts, mugs, and other products. No videos or commercial photography are permitted at the show; media or writers may pick up a press pass at the AQS Information Center inside the exhibit hall at the Paducah McCracken County Convention and Expo Center.

Dining at AQS QuiltWeek
Food vendors provide a variety of dining options and a tent with seating in the parking lot across from the Carroll Convention Center from 10 AM–5 PM. More choices in the Carroll Convention Center Atrium and at the concession stand in the hallway of the Schroeder Expo Center.

Time & Weather
Paducah follows Central Daylight Time.

Scooter/Wheelchair Rental
To make reservations for a Scooter, Power Wheelchair or Manual Wheelchair rental, call 1.800.364.0012 or 423.614.5962. Equipment is supplied by Cameron Medical & Mobility Equipment, Cleveland, TN. You may pay in advance when making your reservation, or pay on-site when you check out your equipment. Pick up the scooters/wheelchairs across from the AQS Information Center in the Schroeder Expo Center.

Upcoming AQS QuiltWeek - Paducah Dates

Spring AQS QuiltWeek: April 18-21, 2018 | April 24-27, 2019

Fall AQS QuiltWeek: September 13-16, 2017 | September 12-15, 2018 | September 11-14, 2019

Plan your Fall QuiltWeek itinerary here!

For Group Tour Planning assistance, contact:

Fowler Black

Director of Sales