Fall AQS QuiltWeek - Paducah Information

Plan now to attend the second annual Fall AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah, September 12-15, 2018! Request the Celebrate Quilting E-Newsletter for ongoing digital updates about quilting in Paducah.

Find available accommodations for Fall AQS QuiltWeek - Paducah here.

Reference 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 $121,000 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), Pavilion and Paducah School of Art & Design

Workshops and lectures with some of the best instructors in the world! Dyeing classes will be held at the new Paducah School of Art & Design. 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 second 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.

Special Quilt Exhibits (2017)

  • Australia Wide Five
  • AQS Authors Showcase
  • Freehand Patchwork by Danny Liu
  • Hoffman Challenge 2016 - Crystalia
  • New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Flying Geese from the National Quilt Museum
  • Pam Holland - A Journalist in Fabric
  • Quilting Impressionist Landscapes: Quilts by Noriko Endo
  • SAQA: The Declaration of Sentiments 1848: The Struggle Continues
  • Statler Stitcher Challenge: Fall in My World
  • Vintage Made Modern Quilts: Collection of Brenda Groelz

QuiltWeek Calendar of Events (2017)

  • 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: AQS Winners Showcase - 6:30-8 PM. Walker Hall Events Center.
  • Saturday, September 16All-Star Review - 1-3 PM. Eisenhower Room, Carroll Convention Center.

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

Things You Need to Know

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


  • Schroeder 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!
  • Park and Ride: Park at Kentucky Oaks Mall, 5101 Hinkleville Rd. at I-24 Exit 5. Look for AQS Shuttle Stop signage and ride the Express Shuttle Bus to and from the AQS Bus Stop and Kentucky Oaks Mall. The Express Shuttle Bus runs Wednesday-Fri., 7:30 AM-6:30 PM; Sat., 7:30 AM-5:30 PM.

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 the Show
Food vendors provide a variety of dining options and a tent with seating in the parking lot across from the Carroll Convention Center Wed-Fri., 10 AM-4 PM; Sat., 10 AM-3 PM. More choices in the Pavilion Wed-Fri., 9 AM-4 PM; Sat. 8 AM-3 PM and at the concession stand in the hallway of the Schroeder Expo Center.

Time & Weather
Paducah follows Central Daylight Time. The average temperature in September is 61-86 F. Dress is casual. Bring a sweater or light wrap for evenings and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Upcoming AQS QuiltWeek - Paducah Dates

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

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

For Group Tour Planning assistance, contact:

Fowler Black

Director of Sales