Date of release: March 17, 2020
Today, the American Quilter’s Society released to the public that the Paducah QuiltWeek Show that was scheduled for April 22 through 25 is being postponed until September 2 through 5.
Paducah Mayor Brandi Harless says, “The health and safety of our community is our number one priority. We have worked very hard over the last week to ensure the Paducah AQS event has an opportunity to successfully be rescheduled. Once we get through this tough time with the COVID-19, we will need the economic injection that AQS QuiltWeek provides to Paducah and the surrounding region.”
Meredith Schroeder, founder of the American Quilter’s Society, stated in the AQS release, “The health and safety of our attendees, vendors, participants, and volunteers are of the utmost importance to us, and we believe that this is the most prudent course of action at this time.”
City Manager Jim Arndt says, “I’m pleased to hear that the American Quilter’s Society has been able to secure dates later this year to hold the annual show. Citizens have been concerned and reaching out to City government with their questions and concerns. This is the best decision in light of the COVID-19 situation. We are taking the social distancing guidelines seriously and want everyone to stay healthy.”
This year marks the 36th annual show. It will be held at the Julian Carroll Convention Center, Schroeder Expo Center, the Pavilion, and the Finkel building.