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Historical Quilts Featured in Rotary’s 2014 Antique Quilt Show

quilt historicalPADUCAH, Ky. (3/31/14) — Antique quilts, Hoffman Challenge Winners, and sixteen merchant vendors will highlight the 26th Annual Rotary Club of Paducah’s Antique Quilt Show held April 22-26 at the Robert Cherry Civic Center during Paducah’s Quilt Week.

Curator Sue Reich will present “Quilts from 200 Years of American History,” featuring quilts from the late 1700s through 1976 Bicentennial quilts.

“There are a number of these quilts that mark occasions in American history,” stated Rotary Quilt Show Chair John Williams, Jr. “A Centennial Quilt of fabric featuring President George Washington is included in this collection. Numerous quilts from World War I and II are included, and a Temperance Tree Quilt from 1890 was selected to be used on our 2014 Quilt Show pin.”

Gallery tour interpretive presentations by the curator will be provided 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Pins may be purchased for $5 each at the Quilt Show.

These pins are collector’s items, and a limited number of previous year’s pins will be available.

The Hoffman Challenge Exhibit highlights the winners of a contest that features a selected fabric used to create an artistic hanging design. There were 598 entries in seven different categories this year, according to Hoffman curator Melissa Ratzlaff. Of those entries, 17 were international.

“One winner used over 20 years’ worth of challenge fabric for her creation.”

Visitors may also shop the Vendor Mall featuring hundreds of quilt-related merchandise items. Most of these vendors have been with us throughout our 26-year history, stated Williams.

Proceeds from the Rotary Antique Quilt Show are used to fund the Community Scholarship Program that provides two years of education free of charge to any qualified student graduating from Paducah or McCracken County schools. Other scholarship and educational charities are also supported with these funds.

“Thanks to the efforts and generosity of our Rotarians and our hundreds of Quilt Show visitors, the Rotary Club of Paducah has helped hundreds of young people afford a higher education,” stated Rotary Club President Chris McNeill.

The 2014 Rotary Quilt Show will run 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 22-April 25 and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26.

One-time $5 admission is good for the entire show.

Quilters may ride the free shuttle from the AQS Convention bus stop to the Robert Cherry Civic Center for the Rotary Show.

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