A.Q.S Paducah Quilt Festival

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  • Location
    Paducah, Kentucky
  • Date
    April 22-28, 2019
  • Price
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OverviewItineraryPricingDeparturesHotel & ExcursionsBefore You Go

 

OVERVIEW

AQS Quilt Week – Paducah! Paducah transforms to Quilt City USA each spring when 30,000 international and domestic quilters attend AQS Quilt Week – Paducah. Visitors from every continent and every corner of the United States come together to celebrate the most exquisite quilts being created today. Workshops taught by quilting masters at the AQS School of Quilt-making  focus on color, design, embroidery, embellishment, software and technology. Lectures and a full line-up of special events honor innovation and talented artists in the quilt world. A Merchant Mall features 400 vendor booths demonstrating the latest tools and technology available to the modern quilter. Paducah embraces Quilt Week with quilt-related community and AQS-sanctioned events throughout the city, window displays and church dinners. Celebrate the depth of the fiber art experience with the Rotary Antique Quilt Show, Fantastic Fibers at Yeiser Art Center, African American Underground Railroad Quilts at the Hotel Metropolitan, Eleanor Burns’ Quilt in a Day and so much more. 

Paducah’s history in quilts and quilt-making is rich and deep. As a folk art, Kentucky’s quilt-making has been preserved and passed on primarily through community traditions. Over the last quarter of a century, folk art and “domestic arts” have evolved into hip art expressions and the quilt has been reborn as a vibrant, provocative collectible. Paducah embraces this broad spectrum of quilt-making by preserving time-honored traditional designs and methods while simultaneously acknowledging and encouraging the art quilt movement. 

Flowing with creativity and inspiration, Paducah resembles a quilt in many ways. The vibrant rivertown is a patchwork of quilt and fabric shops – including Hancock’s of Paducah and an array of others offering the latest in equipment and embellishments that take your creations to the next level. Many of quilting’s brightest stars offer hands-on fiber art experiences in both Lower Town and Historic Downtown. Exciting workshops are taught by some of quilting’s most celebrated artists at the National Quilt Museum year round. join Maple Leaf Torus for this once in a lifetime tour to the Paducah Quilt Festival! 

 

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ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

DAY ONE: 
8:00 am Depart from Kingston Shrine Club. Please see other pick-up locations & times on the bottom of the page. A brief comfort stop will be made along the way as we travel westward to our
overnight accommodation in Findlay, Ohio at the Drury Inn (419) 422-9700. Enjoy the Drury Inn Kickback this evening and deluxe continental breakfast tomorrow.
DAY TWO – FIVE: 
  We arrive in Paducah and check into our home away from home for the next 4 nights. Settle in and Wake up each morning to a Hot Breakfast! The Fairfield Inn and Suites Paducah; (270) 442-1700 home to the National Quilt Museum, Dippin’ Dots, Baptist and Mercy/Lourdes Hospitals. Jump start your day with a hot & healthy choices like eggs, sausage, oatmeal & favourites including fresh fruit and yogurt. Enjoy the hotels ‘Sports Court’, have a day of family fun at Venture River, or an evening at Harrah’s Casino. A delightful experience awaits in our historic downtown/riverfront and Lowertown. Enjoy the Land Between The Lakes including Kentucky and Barkley Lakes, just a short drive away. Feast on great food at Patti’s 1800’s settlement or choose from many local favourites. The next few days are yours to enjoy! Included in your multi-day admission to the A.Q.S quilt show, a show tote bag and pin, admission to the National Quilt Museum as well as a guided tour with a Paducah Ambassador. Shuttle service to the venues is provided each day.
DAY SIX:
  We will depart for home and overnight in Dayton, Ohio (937) 454-5200. A Drury Inn kickback is included tonight as well as deluxe continental breakfast tomorrow.
DAY SEVEN:
  After a deluxe continental breakfast we’ll continue home with a stop at the Duty Free and Canadian Customs before we return to Kingston.
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PRICING

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • • Transportation aboard deluxe motor coach
    • 6 nights’ accommodation as listed
    • 6 expanded continental breakfasts
    • 2 Drury Kickbacks on the way to and from Paducah
    • Multi-day admission to the A.Q.S. Quilt Show
    • Paducah Quilt Show tote bag & pin
    • Admission to the National Quilt Museum
    • Services of a Professional Driver
    • All taxes and service charges
PRICE PER PERSON
     $1,399    

 TAX INCL
Double

       $1,199       

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Triple

      $999       

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Quad

      $2,349      

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Single

• A deposit of $100 is required at the time of booking
• The balance is due 60 days prior to departure
• Refunds are not available within 30 days of travel
• For the comfort of fellow travelers, kindly refrain from using scented products
• Must have valid passport to travel across the border
• Tipping for driver and tour director is voluntary
• Please note that cancellation and travel insurance is not covered in your package but is strongly recommended for out of province travel
• Two bags are required per person, 1 small bag for on route stays 1 large bag for final destination

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DEPARTURES

8:00 am Depart Belleville Maple Leaf Office at 81 Millennium Parkway (parking)
8:30 am Depart Napanee Flying J Northeast Corner of the Parking Lot
9:00 am Depart Kingston Shrine Club 3260 Princess Street (parking)
9:30 am Depart Brighton Exit 509 Carpool Lot Opposite McDonald’s 

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HOTEL

Findlay Drury HotelDrury Inn, Findlay Ohio (419-422-9700)

Drury Inn & Suites Findlay serves free hot breakfast every morning and hot food and cold beverages every evening at our 5:30 Kickback®. Located off I-75 just down the street from The University of Findlay, relax in our clean, comfortable rooms and explore the unique shops and antique stores in downtown Findlay!

 

 Fairfield Inn & Suites, Paducah (270-442-1700)

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Paducah; home to The National Quilt Museum, Dippin’ Dots, Baptist and Mercy/Lourdes Hospitals. Jump-start your day with hot & healthy choices like eggs, sausage, oatmeal & favorites including fresh fruit & yogurt. Enjoy the hotel’s “Sports Court”, have a day of family fun at Venture River, or an evening at Harrah’s Casino. A delightful experience awaits in our historic downtown/riverfront and Lowertown. Enjoy The Land Between The Lakes including Kentucky and Barkley Lakes, just a short drive away.

 Drury Inn & Suites, Dayton Ohio (937-454-5200)

Drury Inn & Suites Dayton North is located off I-75, only 10 minutes away from downtown attractions. Free hot breakfast is served daily as well as hot food and cold beverages every evening at our 5:30 Kickback®. Dayton is known as the birthplace of aviation, famous for the Wright Brothers, and the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park.

 

EXCURSIONS

AQS QUILT WEEK 

 

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BEFORE YOU GO

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Cancellation & Medical Insurance is strongly recommended for overnight tours and out of country travel. Travel Insurance is available for purchase through Maple Leaf Tours.
  • Portage of 1 large suite case per person, you may also bring 1 carry-on per person
  • Please keep all medication with your person not in luggage
  • Cancellation and Medical insurance is not covered in your package but is strongly recommended for out of province travel
  •  Insurance is available through Maple Leaf, please call to inquire today!
  • There are regular stops made for comfort breaks
  • Tipping for tour director and driver is voluntary depending on quality of service
  • For the comfort of fellow travellers, kindly refrain from using scented products
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