Welcome To The Rotary Antique Quilt Show
Notice Regarding the 2020 Rotary Antique Quit Show
If you have been following the news we sure you are aware that AQS has decided to reschedule the Spring Quilt Week to September 2 – 5. This decision obviously has a huge impact on Rotary and our annual Antique Quilt Show. We immediately reached out to the City Parks Department about the availability of the Cherry Civic Center for those dates. Unfortunately the Center has been booked for some time by other organizations who routinely use the facility during these dates. Without an appropriate venue, holding our Quilt Show to coincide with AQS appears to be a daunting task. Our Board of Directors have been in extensive discussions about alternatives but ultimately voted to cancel the 2020 RAQS. While we are all disappointed, we believe it is the right decision based on the circumstances we are dealing with.
This is an unfortunate development because as you all know the Quilt Show is the largest fundraiser for scholarships we have each year. I want to assure you all that with your help we will work together to develop other ways to help fill the financial gap this will cause and want to assure you we will honor our ongoing commitments to educational scholarships within our community.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we work through these issues.
Barry Smith, President-Elect
Rotary Club of Paducah
The Rotary Antique Quilt Show – 2020
Meet Our Vendors
The 2020 Rotary Quilt Show has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many of our vendors are currently offering online specials. Please visit our vendors’ websites listed below for specific offers:
Click on any vendor name below to visit their website)
Cherrywood Fabrics, Inc.
Cindy’s Antique Quilts
Dragonfly Quilt Shop
Hmong Pandau Needlework
Old Maid Quilts
The Stencil Company
The Village Mercantile
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
Robert Cherry Civic Center
2701 Park Avenue
Paducah, KY 42001