If you like Country and Western along with quilting, why not join me on this tour to Nashville and Paducah. Come with me as we travel to Paducah for a 4 days at the AQS quilt show. Enjoy a “Preview” of the show and a chance to shop prior to the official opening. Visit downtown Paducah where the old brick buildings are filled to the brim with antique quilts, lace trimmings and so much more. Stay in Nashville and enjoy “Music City” Book now.

DURATION 15th April – 25th April 2019
DEPART London Heathrow. Flights can be arranged from some local airports.
LOCATION Nashville & Paducah Kentucky.
Schedule flights. Transport while in the USA.
9 night’s accommodation & Breakfast. Lunch & Dinner where stated.
Admission to Quilt Exhibitions, museums, historical houses, private talks and behind the scenes tours. Guides where necessary.
COST Cost: double room 2 sharing £3700.00 per person.
Single £3900.00



Day 1

Flight to Nashville, Tennessee. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 2

Hancock’s –We leave Nashville and travel to “Quilt City of Paducah” today, where we will begin our shopping for fabrics at Hancock’s Fabric Store, advertised as one of the largest fabric stores in the U.S. This store stocks thousands of fabrics, notions, books anything you can think of for your quilting and needlework.
After shopping, we will then check in to our hotel where we shall stay for 5 nights.in the evening we will attend the “Preview“ of this year’s legendary AQS Quilt Show. Breakfast included.

Day 3

Paducah Quilt Festival The AQS show officially opens today, there will be hundreds of quilts on display, along with vendors, where you can shop for everything from antique quilts to wearable, to books, to crafting supplies and an endless array of great items.

You can enjoy the show at your own pace throughout our stay here.

Breakfast included.


Day 4

Paducah/AQS – Today you can enjoy the show at your own pace, or take a walk into Quilt City where you will find that the shops have been taken over by fabric vendors, visit  the many antique stores or take a trolley ride around the town and learn the history of Paducah as the town celebrates for Quilting week.

Breakfast and Dinner included.


Day 5

Quilt Galos – To day we will have a break from the Quilt Show and visit the small Amish town of Marion outside of Paducah. Visiting the Amish is like taking a step back in time. They still do not use telephones and electricity as we do. Enjoy their steady pace of life as they use their horse and buggy as the way of transport. As we visit, you will see how they care for the land, their craftsmanship in cabinet and furniture making, along with their artistry in handmade quilts and other crafts. Breakfast included.

Day 6

– Off to the Quilt show for the last day. This morning we will visit the annual Rotary Club Quilt Show, where a specially coordinated collection of approximately 40 antique quilts are displayed. The show also features a group of selected vendors for discriminating shoppers!

The afternoon is on your own, perhaps you may want to visit the AQS Quilt Museum, where your pre-paid admission is good anytime. The Museum is the largest of its kind in the world and the only national quilt museum dedicated to honouring todays quilters. The museum houses 3 climate controlled galleries showcasing over 200 quilts.

Breakfast included.


Day 7

We leave Quilt City and return to Nashville Tennessee. We will spend the day touring the Legendary “Music City USA” including music row, where America’s most beloved country music stars got their start and the Ryman Auditorium, home to the famous Grand Ole Opry for more than 30years.

We will view many of the other sites that are around Nashville Tennessee.

We will also visit the Opryland Hotel where you will see the Conservatory Gardens where over two acres are devoted to tropical plants, the Cascade waterfall that flows into a 12000 square foot indoor lake and Delta Island.

As this exciting day comes to an end we will check into our hotel for the next 3 nights to enjoy Nashville.

Breakfast included.


Day 8

President Jackson After the hectic week we have just had we will slow down a little and visit the home of the 7th President Andrew Jackson then onto the Belle Meade Plantation where we will have a guided tour of the 1853 Greek – Revival Mansion, the history of the plantation is told through the eyes of the Harding & Jackson family and the skilled labourers who worked to make the plantation Americas premier thoroughbred Horse Farm. (Home of many Kentucky Derby Winners)There are 8 historic buildings on site for you to visit.

Breakfast & Lunch included.


Day 9

River Cruise This will basically be our last proper day so we will finish off with a farewell lunch and show aboard “The General Jackson Paddle Steamer”. Afternoon visit to the Opry Mills outlets.
Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 10

Capitol Buildings. Check out the hotel. A visit to the Capitol Buildings for a guided tour. Next coffee or lunch before our departure for the airport to start our journey home!!

Breakfast included.

Paducah International Quilt Festival
Paducah International Quilt Festival

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