Many ways for quilters to get around Paducah during QuiltWeek
PADUCAH, KY —
If you’ve ever traveled in Paducah this time of year, you know QuiltWeek brings in a lot of people and a lot of traffic. With 40,000 quilters in the city, Paducah’s population has basically doubled.
So has the traffic. I spoke to some quilters to find out how they get from point A to point B.
"Paducah is the place to be," Tena Bishop said. "Don’t pass it up, ladies. It’s all for you to come and see." She’s a quilt show veteran of 10 years, and her No. 1 piece of advice is: you’ve got to have a plan.
"You won’t get to see everything that’s here. You’ll miss something," Bishop said.
Once you know where you want to go, step two is figuring out how to get there.
For some people, it’s the shuttle.
"We have friends with bad knees. That’s the truth," Lori Dunayczan said.
"Walking around seeing all of the vendors is nice, but it gets tiring after a while on the cement floors," Elaine Reuschlein said.
You can also take to Paducah by foot, like Pat Burros. She’s from Vegas, but says her walk downtown makes her want to move here.
"They just have so much personality," Burros said about the buildings in downtown Paducah.
"If you’re out in a car, you’re not going to see what she has for sale, and these little steam couplings," Burros said. "Those are great."
No matter how you get around, just be sure take in all this city has to offer.
Just a reminder for quilters: Next year, you’ll have two chances to take in the quilts and Paducah. There will be QuiltWeek and a second quilt show from Sept. 20 to 17.