Monday, May 2, 2011

The almost "No- Show"

Here we are in Paducah and it almost didn't happen!! There is quite a bit of flooding in the area and the river is expected to crest well above flood stage. When this happens, they close the flood gates and everything is a mess down where the show is supposed to be. I am so impressed by the engineering feat the show organizers did. The entire show was taken down and moved to locations away from the river. The vendors all had to be organized and moved. The classes were all moved. This is a BIG show!! I can't imagine how hard this was to do. But here we Paducah after two days of driving through rain and a night in a hotel in Kennesaw, GA without power at the hotel, and now, torrential rain in Paducah. It is raining right now! On the quilt side...I made the semi-final for the show but didn't get a ribbon. Sharon Schamber took first place in my category. Good company!
Here are some photos from Paducah. The river at flood stage with the flood wall in the foreground, my traveling companions looking happy that it stopped raining for a few minutes, and me at the award ceremony looking happy to be there. Tomorrow, we go to the main show venue and see my quilt hanging with the other wonderful entries. Should be a great day!!

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