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Quilters Group Bus Trip To Paducah KY Expo

Join the Whitley County Country Quilters for a fun-filled four-day bus trip to the ‘Quilt/Textile Capital of the World’ Paducah, KY from Thursday, Sept. 12 through Sunday, Sept. 15. It’s the Fall 35th Anniversary American Quilter’s Society (AQS) Quilt Week featuring national instructors, exhibits, classes and a vendors’ hall with fabric, notions and more! And to celebrate, AQS will have ‘the world’s largest quilt cake’ made and presented by Mauro Castano of Carlo’s Bakery, featured on TLC’s Cake Boss.

Along with admission to the show, highlights of the bus trip include a stop on the way at the Wooden Spool Quilt Shop in Effingham, IL; entrance pass to the National Quilt Museum and gift shop and a free tour of the 1860 Whitehaven Antebellum Mansion. We will join quilters from all over the world and take a city bus tour with ‘Quilt Man’! For information about the AQS Show, go to:

The trip includes round-trip premium motor coach transportation and a three-night hotel stay. The cost is $475 per person (double occupancy), $410 (three per room) or $377 (four per room). The bus will leave from the Columbia City Wal-Mart Store (west side of the parking lot) at 6:30 a.m. and from the Meijer’s Store North (southeast corner lot) on Lima Road in Fort Wayne at 7 a.m.

The deadline to sign up and pay in full is July 15. A $125 deposit will hold your reservation ($25 non-refundable). For information and to reserve your seat, contact Kathy Norris at 260-490-9097 or email at KATHY2126@FRONTIER.COM Send payment to: Kathy Norris, 1914 Kelleys Lndg., Ft Wayne 46825.

The Whitley County Country Quilters meet the last Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 204 N. Main St., Columbia City. Quilters of all experience levels are welcome.