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I met the Quilt man!
 
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What a full day! Can you believe that we had a city tour with the most popular man in the City: the Quilt man!!!! If you come to Paducah and if the Quilt man cannot meet you personnally, he will be replaced by his sidekick Bobbin or Poly Esther! We had a short tour of the city that is so full of history. A few facts about this wonderful place:
population: 25,000 and it more than doubles during quilt week. If you are looking for romance, I do not advise coming to Paducah during quilt week!!!! I only saw a few bored husbands waiting for their wives!!
Main industry: no it is not quilting! It is the construction of barge to carry merchandise. Paducah is located where 5 rivers meet: Ohio, Mississippi, Tennessee and Cumberland. Quite a strategic location! As a matter of fact, they say that Paducah is where the south lost the Civil War.
It is home to the American Quilter's Society and the National Quilting Museum. It was recognized by UNESCO as an official city of Crafts and Folk Art.
 
Now a few words about the convention: in one day, we haven't been able to visit the whole exhibit and vendors. In the exhibit, these are not your granny's quilt, these are chefd'oeuvre which they call fibre art. Although we tried, we could not visit the 3 floors of exhibits + more than 250 vendors. We will do the big marshmallow tent the size of another football field tomorrow. Unbelievable. Can you believe that Brigitte and I reached our saturation point!!! Enough quilting for one day!! But don't worry, tomorrow is another day!
 
A few pictures from today: starting with the quilt man, Brigitte at the front entrance of the show, Me and Ricky Tims ( my idol with his cowboy hat!) lunch with ribbon fries. Yum! And one grand prize quilt winner. This was submitted by Mary Reinhart and Page Johnston from Minn.
 
Can't wait for what tomorrow will bring!! But I sure need to sleep!!!
 
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Bonjour tous! Une journee bien remplie et fascinante. Nous avons commence la journee avec un tour guide avec le Quilt man. C'est la vedette de la convention. Si vous n'avez pas la chance comme nous de le rencontrer: vous pourrez etre accueillis par son assistant Bobbin ou encore Poly-Esther.
 
Quelques points saillants de Paducah:
25,000 habitants et ca double pendant le Quilt week!!! Ce n'est pratiquement que des femmes et les hommes ont l'air bien tristounets!!!
Industrie: non le quilting n'est pas la premiere industrie! paaducah est aux confluents des rivieres Ohio, Mississippi, Cumberland et Tennessee. Donc, c'est la construction de barge et le transport.on dit d'ailleurs que c'est l'endroit strategique où le sud a perdu la guerre civile.
 
C'est aussi le siege social du American Quilting Society et le national Quilting Museum. Pour son travail a la preservation de cette forme d'art, l'uNESCO a designe Paducah comme ville "of crafts and folk art". Desolee, je suis trop fatiguee pour traduire.
 
Maintenant, qq mots sur la convention. C'est GIGANTESQUE. Avec ses trois paliers d'exposants et d'exposition d'oeuvres qu'on appelle "fiber art". C'est à vous couper le souffle. Il ns reste encore a visiter la grosse tente guimauve grande comme un autre terrain de football!! J'vous dis qu'on fait de l'exercice!!! C'est la premiere fois que j'ai attent mon point de saturation ms ne vous inquiétez pas. Comme dit Scarlett O'Hara dans Gone with the wind: tomorrow is another day!!!
Quelques photos: bien sur, le quilt man, Brigitte a l'entree du centre de convention. Une photo avec mon cowboy prefere: Ricky Tims, notre lunch. YUM!!! Je n'avais jamais mange des "potato ribbons", une courtepointe qui a remporte un des premiers prix.
Maintenant au dodo pour recharger les batteries. A demain!

 
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