Karen Pharr

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Growing as a Quilt makers.

Lecture today at the Green Valley Quilt Guild.   Workshop tomorrow.  Home on Sat. 

Friday, May 21, 2010

Denver Mancuso Show

So after leaving Paducah we headed to Denver for the Denver Mancuso Show.  One of my favorite shows I love the extra little art vibe it has and there also was a wonderful SAQA exhibit.

This was my favorite quilt and I met the Artist.  It won viewers choice but not judging ribbons.  It was not quilted to death which I thought was a nice change.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Paducah Final Thoughts

So yes this year the crowd was down, not sure exactly why.  But I would have to say if you ever want to plan to go to Paducah it will be a great year next year.  With the new pavillion in place, and it is wonderful.  Air conditioned, carpeted floor and I already have my same space reserved for 2011. 

Some tips, I have heard it always rains at least once each year.  So bring an umbrella.
Wear good walking shoes, but take advantage of the buses that run all over town to all the great spots.
Start booking a Hotel Now.
If you want to have dinner downtown. Make a Reservation. 
Don't forget to visit Karen Pharr Studios.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Paducah - "It's Like a Picnic"

While setting up our booth at Paducah one of the other vendors told me Paducah was like a big picnic. I wasn't sure exactly what he meant but as the week went on I kinda figured it out. 

First of all Food, one of the parking areas was set up with tables and a tent for shade and surrounded by food vendors.  Bar-b-que, by the way, The Best!  Another learning experience is you must partake in the Strawberry Shortcakes made by the boyscouts.  About 10 inches tall, they looked wonderful.  Didn't get a chance to have one.

On a stroll out to get some lunch, there were people, under the tent at the picnic tables, sitting on the flood wall, Yes, it was a picnic. 

I caught up with this lovely lady while she strolled thru the new Pavillion and I couldn't resist asking for a picture of her shirt.  She was set for the Picnic. 

I am glad she made it!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Paducah Best of Show Quilt

So let me show you the Best of Show Quilt for Paducah 2010. Stunning is a simple way to put it.

Up Close

Thursday, May 13, 2010


So I am going to take the next few days to tour you thru Paducah.  It was my first trip to the show so I really want to share it with you.  Our Booth Opening Night !!!