We are very excited to be returning to Paducah, KY for their Quilt Week. We have struggled to get hotel rooms for years. AQS got smart and added a Fall Quilt Week this past September and it was very successful. So we have decided to go to next year’s Fall Quilt Week - dates are September 10 - 15, 2018.
We expect a great deal of interest in this trip. Consequently, mail-in registration will be open from November 1 to November 15, 2017. On November 16 we will conduct a lottery for the available seats on the trip.
All you need to do is fill it out the registration form and mail it to our PO Box so that it arrives by November 15. Suggest you do it now! 😊 Please remember to add your roommate's name. We will not be able to accommodate requests for more than one room per reservation form so if you are traveling with several people, we cannot guarantee we will be able to accommodate all in your group. That said, we don’t want to discourage groups from signing up. If not everyone in the group is drawn for the lottery, there is always the wait list. We almost always have some turnover.
Within a few days we will notify you as to whether you are on the trip or the wait list. Once you receive notification that you are on the trip, you will send in your deposit of $250.
Please be advised that this tour will include a lot of walking. Walkers and wheelchairs are not advised.
Paducah, KY - September 10 - 15, 2018
We will start and end our trip in St Louis, MO. We will spend two nights in St Louis before traveling via motor coach to Paducah. We will return to St Louis to fly home.
Sept 10 (Day 1), after arriving mid-afternoon (exact arrival times to be determined closer to the date), we will head to a great fabric store - Jackman’s Fabrics. http://www.jackmansfabrics.com There you will be greeted with a late, light lunch and time to shop. Jackman’s Fabrics has been locally owned and operated for 114 years. Now in its 4th generation, Jackman’s Fabrics is your one stop quilt shop and fabric superstore and is famous for its incredibly beautiful and inspirational displays. We will then travel to downtown St Louis to our hotel, the Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch where you will have the evening free on your own. https://druryhotels.com/locations/st-louis-mo/drury-plaza-hotel-st-louis-at-the-arch#overview
Sept 11 (Day 2) we start our day with a visit to the Gateway Arch and the Western Expansion museum. http://gatewayarch.comThe Gateway Arch is a 630-foot monument overlooking the Mississippi River. Built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, and officially dedicated to "the American people," it is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and has become an internationally recognized symbol of St. Louis. After time to tour the museum and go up inside the arch, we will take a one-hour sightseeing Riverboat Cruise. After a scatter lunch in Laclede’s Landing, we will tour the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. http://www.budweisertours.com/locations/st-louis-missouri.html We will return to the hotel in the late afternoon and have dinner locally (included in tour cost).
Sept 12 (Day 3), after checking out of the hotel, we will tour the Cathedral Basilica of St Louis. http://cathedralstl.org This basilica has one of the largest mosaic collections in the Western Hemisphere. We then head to Paducah, stopping for lunch at a Cracker Barrel along the way (of course!). Our first stop in Paducah is the Whitehaven Welcome Center where we will tour the 1860s Southern mansion. We will do a driving tour of Paducah to help orient everyone before checking into our hotel - the Courtyard Marriott http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pahcy-courtyard-paducah/
Sept 13 (Day 4), we will spend the day at the AQS quilt show. http://www.quiltweek.com Our bus will be available for shuttles back and forth to the hotel. That evening we will travel to Grand Rivers, KY where we will have dinner at Patti’s 1880s Settlement. This recreated historical log cabin village has unique shopping and flowering gardens, along with the best pork chops you will ever eat. https://www.pattis1880s.com
Sept 14 (Day 5), we will start with shopping at Hancock’s of Paducah before we head to the National Quilt Museum. You will be free in the afternoon for a scatter lunch and opportunities to visit several shows in the downtown area. There will also be a shuttle back to the quilt show for those who did not get enough the day before. Dinner that evening will be a banquet dinner back at the hotel.
Sept 15 (Day 6), we depart Paducah to head back to St Louis. In St Louis, we will visit the Quilted Fox (have to get one last quilt shop in!) before heading to the Galleria for a scatter lunch. https://www.quiltedfox.com We then head back to the airport for our late afternoon flights home.
Single occupancy $1750
Double occupancy $1210 per person
Triple occupancy $1040 per person
The price includes hotel accommodations, transportation via air-conditioned motor coach, six breakfasts, one lunch, three dinners and most admissions and gratuities.
Trip Coordinator: Lynn Crawford - 760-249-8869; email@example.com.
Click here for link to the fillable PDF form. Send to our PO Box by November 15, 2017.