May 02, 2011

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Road Trip To Paducah!

I recently joined a organization called TAFA (The Textile and Fiber Art List is a worldwide membership organization of fiber artists and textile businesses on the web showcasing member portfolios through its website). My traveling, usually on a plane and out of the country was pleasantly interrupted this week with a last minute road trip to be one the vendors at the first TAFA Market held during the 27th Annual AQS Quilt Show in Paducah, Kentucky... An unlikely liaison for me... or so I thought.

I had a lovely home stay with a couple in the country and made fast friends with a few of the other vendors and Rachel Biel, the strong force behind organizing this event. Both artist and creative entrepreneur of Rayela Art she is relentless in trying to move this world wide organization to the next level.

One of the famous Paducah Murals...

My corner of the market...




Abdul & Rachel playing with a few of my textiles.



My wonderful host's home
The reluctant traveler was pleasantly surprised by the diversity and hospitality in this lovely southern town.


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