A Visit to Paducah…,

A week ago, we were camped at Fort Massac State Park, along the southern border of Illinois, on the Ohio River. Fort Massac is just a short distance away from Paducah Kentucky, on the other side of the river.

If you have anything to do with quilting — or any interest at all in quilts — The American Quilt Museum is a wonderful place to stop. This was my second visit…, and Karen’s third!

The National Quilt Museum

After spending an hour or so in the museum, we went out to eat and then stopped at Hancock’s of Paducah, a giant fabric store. We escaped without too many purchases.

Hancock's of Paducah

Before heading back to the campground, we spent a little bit of time exploring the historic downtown area of Paducah. It’s a nice area that seems to be thriving, certainly more than a lot of old downtown areas these days. It has many of the same sort of stores that a lot of the historic downtown areas have, though, thankfully, there was not an excess of t-shirt and stupid-souvenir shops.

While we didn’t walk into many shops, we did find one that had an interesting interior courtyard, with some nice metal sculpture — for sale, of course.

courtyard at Bebe's Artisan Market, Paducah, Kentucky

The name of the shop is Bebe’s Artisan Market and it had a number of interesting pieces for sale.

Bebe's Artisan Market

Bebe’s is located on a very picturesque side street just a couple of blocks off of the river.

Paducah side street -- downtown

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4 comments… add one
  • I love this blog. It's friendly and shares the adventure of living. That's my kind of writing.

  • teeni Sep 13, 2008

    Wow – I can't believe you escaped the fabric store without too many purchases, especially with your talented quilter of a wife! LOL. That courtyard is really neat and the side street is very pretty. I really enjoyed all of these pictures! 🙂

  • XUP Sep 14, 2008

    A quilter and you didn't stock up at the fabric store?? Hmmm — something's not right.

  • Mike Goad Sep 23, 2008

    Replying to old comments… did I ever tell you about my procrastination?

    @ Jean – Thanks so very much!

    @ teeni – Thanks! and we haven't escaped completely. There seem to be quilting stores no matter where we go. We stopped in a really nice one a couple of days ago.

    @ XUP – Karen doesn't stock up. She has quite a bit of fabric and generally buys more for specific projects. There are no new projects that she needs fabric for. That being said, she did buy a bit of fabric a couple of days ago for some quilts she is contemplating that will be sold through a museum gift shop in Little Rock.

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