Welcome To The Rotary Antique Quilt Show
April 21-25, 2020

The Quilting Blues – Inspired By Elvis
April 21-25, 2020

General Admission – $7 At The Door


The color blue has been incorporated into quilts for centuries. Early on, blue was mostly extracted from two plants, woad and indigo. In the late Nineteenth century into the early Twentieth century, chemical dyes were the source of color blue, sometimes with successful results and other times with fugitive results. Blue in quilting fabrics yielded more stable colors throughout the Twentieth century except in times of war with Germany, where the best best dyes were manufactured.
The color “Blue” is said to be the most favorite choice for quiltmaking. Blue evokes feelings of tranquility and calmness. It can also be equated with melancholy and sadness. Blue is the color of the sky, the ocean and twilight.

This exhibit represents two hundred years of the color blue used in quiltmaking. You will view quilts and textiles from indigo resist, Prussian blue, chemically-produced indigos, Lancaster blue to the polyester blues.

Robert Cherry Civic Center
2701 Park Avenue
Paducah, KY  42001

Show Hours

Tues – Fri –  9:00am – 6:00pm
Sat – 9:00am – 3:00pm

The Rotary Antique Quilt Show – 2020

Meet Our Vendors

The Rotary Club of Paducah is pleased to welcome our great vendors for the 2020 Rotary Antique Quilt Show:

 Annual Rotary Antique Quilt Show Mission

Proceeds from the Rotary Quilt Show provide college scholarships annually for local students through the Rotary Education Assistance Program (REAP). 

In 2010, the Rotary Club of Paducah initiated the idea for the Community Scholarship Program (CSP) as a public-private partnership with strong participation from the Rotary, the City of Paducah, McCracken County Fiscal Court, Paducah Junior College, Inc., partnering high schools, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, and a number of local businesses. The intent of the CSP is to provide gap funding to assist students in attaining a two-year degree or industry certification at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

The Community Scholarship Program (CSP) was developed to provide an incentive to McCracken County youth to stay in school and work toward a productive future. The goal of the program is to increase the percentage of McCracken County high school graduates who transition to postsecondary education after high school graduation by helping eliminate the leading barrier to a college education-financial cost.

Over the past seven years, more than 3,200 students have pledged to consider attending college after high school-more than 85% of the total number of eligible high school students in McCracken County. For many of the first students finding their way to the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College, the Community Scholarship Program has been more than a scholarship, it has been the opportunity of a lifetime.

Find The Rotary Quilt Show
April 21-25, 2020


Robert Cherry Civic Center
2701 Park Avenue
Paducah, KY  42001





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