I landed in Kentucky last night and was picked up by my cousin and her daughter, driven to my aunt's house where a good Weight Watchers Cassarole and Salad awaited me. It was so yummy. I had left home at 5:00am and as you know they don't feed you on airplanes anymore. My aunt was so sweet to make me a WW meal, but at that point I would have eaten anything.
After a good nights sleep, we took off for the 4 hr. drive to Paducah, KY where there is a National Quilt Museum. My cousin knows of my love for quilts and a co-worker of hers had told her she must take me to see this. We decided to wait until tomorrow morning to see it, but after checking into our Hotel, guess what we found across the street.
I have heard of this place, but had no idea how huge it was. The next two pictures are of the outside and I had to take it in two shots.
I have never seen this much fabric and trim in my life in one spot. I told my cousin, my heart was beating fast, and it really was.
There was decorator fabric:
I could not even begin to get all the rows and rows of these.
Then there were fringes and trims and tassels galore:
More rows of decorator fabrics with more fringes, trims and every color of dangling beads you could want.
Then there was the quilting cottons. Every manufacuter, designer and line you could ever imagine.
There was a whole wall of pattern, one of books and a couple of walls of notions and cutting boards etc.
What can I say except....Huge.
There were quilts hanging up everywhere and while I love fabric and quilts, I just have to say it was cold. Do you know what I mean? No personality and warmth. Not a lot of customer service, just a lot of fabric. I just have to say, I was overwhelmed of course, but somehow in all that cottoness, I could not find anything that said "Take me Home" .
My cousin's daughter on the other hand found a pattern for a quilt and she loved the batiks. We are going back tomorrow to help her choose which ones she loved the most. I didn't mention they did have row after row of batiks.
Tomorrow morning we are heading out to the Quilt Museum and I will definetly post what I can from there. I am wondering if they will allow pictures. I also have the cutest southern house that we stumbled on and another "find " to show you.
We went to a Cracker Barrel for dinner. Darn I didn't get a picture there. But great food and cute gift shop. I bought my husband and I Americana shirts (not matching...I'm not that corny).