Quilters like new Paducah dome for quilt show

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - The first quilt show in Paducah's new inflatable dome appears to be a hit.

The 26th annual American Quilter's Society Show & Contest opened Wednesday and runs through Saturday in the new venue. The show was previously held at the Executive Inn.

The Paducah Sun reported some minor temperature control problems on the first day and city Park Services Director Mark Thompson said it was something of a "shakedown cruise" for the structure.

Bill Shroeder, a co-founder of the show, said the new dome meant "everything in the world" to the event.

Visitor Marcia Taschenberger of Sweetwater, Tenn., said the dome was a marked improvement over what she called "the old hotel with the scummy swimming pool."

Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com

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