Photo POSTCard: If Only These Walls Could Sing

Hotel Metropolitan in Paducah, KY
The Hotel Metropolitan in Paducah, Kentucky

This little building, now the African American Museum in Paducah, Kentucky,  isn’t interesting for the artifacts that it contains inside, but rather for the history of the people that once slept here. Before desegregation, this building, known as the Hotel Metropolitan, was home to many famous African Americans passing through town. Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday, BB King, Ray Charles, Ike and Tina Turner are some of music’s big names that stayed and played here. I can hear their jam sessions in my mind. WOW!

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Pilgrimage to Paducah – My First Paducah Quilt Show Experience

I had my first Paducah quilt show experience when I entered a quilt into the contest for the first time, and found lots of creativity in this city besides just the quilting kind.

It may seem odd that the subject of an inaugural blog post would be about traveling to Paducah, Kentucky, but to a quilter this is near to being a pilgrimage to Mecca.

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