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Paducah, KY: Quilt Cental
The quiet river town of Paducah, in western Kentucky, comes alive in a big way when the American Quilters Society hosts the momentous "quilt week" all over town. Quilters from around the world descend on Paducah to enjoy special quilts and the special people who make them.
Quilting in New England
Quilts and quilting might not be the first thing to pop in your head when you think about New England, but there are in fact some great places to visit if your enthusiasm trends toward all things quilt. There are two towns - one in Vermont and one in New Hampshire - that have some particularly interesting contributions to the quilting world.
The Dear Jane Quilt and Keepsake Quilting
Two Great Places for the Quilter to Visit in New England
The Bennington Museum is located in the ultra quaint small town of Bennington, VT. The smallish museum sits on a hill overlooking downtown Bennington, and in the fall, the museum displays the Civil War era "Dear Jane" quilt. "Dear Jane" is actually the nickname of the 1863 Jane Stickle quilt that's on display from August 30 through October 13. Ms. Stickle made the elaborate quilt by hand just a few miles from it's current home in the Bennington Museum back in the American Civil War days.
Keepsake Quilting, in tiny Center Harbor, NH, on the northern apex of beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee, draws quilting enthusiasts in from around the world year after year. The large quilt shop has all those hard to find fabrics most quilt fanatics are always searching for. The qualified staff can answer any quilting related query customers may have.