Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Quilters arrive early for convention



The Associated Press

PADUCAH, Ky. - Quilting enthusiasts began showing up early for an expo that annually attracts weavers and collectors from around the world.

The American Quilter's Society Quilt Show & Contest, in its 19th year, opens today.

The early influx of quilters prompted Laurie McWilliams to open her Broadway store on her day off.

"It's mainly been vendors. They come in early because they're working" during the show, McWilliams said.




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