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.

AQS QuiltWeek – Fall Paducah QuiltWeek 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 Pavillion

AQS School of Quiltmaking
Workshops and lectures with some of the best instructors in the world! Advance registration recommended. 270.898.7903. www.quiltweek.com

Special Events

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

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

  • Schroeder Expo Center
  • 1st and 2nd floors of the Carroll Convention Center
  • Paducah Pavillion (free bus from the Expo Center)
  • AQS Vendors on Kentucky, 200 Kentucky Ave. Also open, Tues., 10 AM–6 PM.

Don't miss quilt-related community events throughout the city!

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.

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.

Getting Around Town
Free bus 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 LowerTown trolley rides provide access to The National Quilt Museum, AQS Vendors on Kentucky, and the AQS Bus Stop.

Emergency Medical Services
For first aid or emergency medical services, visit the booths in the Pavillion 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.


  • Paducah Expo Center lot (enter at the stoplight at Executive Blvd. and 4th Street)
  • City lot, Jefferson St. and 2nd St. (in front of the floodwall)
  • Park and Ride. Park at Carson Park (Joe Clifton Dr./28th St. & Madison St.) and ride the Express Shuttle Bus to and from the AQS Bus Stop and Carson Park.
  • Parking Locations, Transportation Routes, and Shuttles to Hotels & Attractions

Time & Weather
Paducah follows Central Daylight Time. The average temperature in April is 48–68 F. Dress is casual. Bring a sweater or light wrap for evenings and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Scooter/Wheelchair Rental
To make reservations for a Scooter, Power Wheelchair or Manual Wheelchair rental, call 1-888-826-6245 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 Fall AQS QuiltWeek - Paducah Dates

September 13-16, 2017 | September 12-15, 2018 | September 11-14, 2019

Plan your Fall QuiltWeek itinerary here!