Paducah in McCracken County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Erected 1991 by Paducah Hospitality Association.
Location. 37° 5.324′ N, 88° 35.857′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Kentucky, in McCracken County. Marker is on N. 3rd St (Business U.S. 60) near Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 Jefferson St, Paducah KY 42001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. Hick's Hdqrs. (within shouting distance of this marker); On the Trail of Discovery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky (about 400 feet away); Irvin S. Cobb Said: / Alben W. Barkley Said: (about 600 feet away); Dr. Reuben Saunders (about 600 feet away); Hanks Bros and Jones Hardware (about 600 feet away); $5 Bought Paducah (about 700 feet away); American Red Cross (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Paducah.
Also see . . .
1. The Museum of the American Quilters Society Homepage. Official MAQS website with information on their quality professional exhibits of new and antique quilts and related archival materials. (Submitted on January 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Quilting Pathways. Past pictures From Quilt City USA (Submitted on January 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. An Insight Interview with Erik Reid, Assistant Curator of MAQS. Written by Pat Middleton in 1995 and published Discover! America's Great River Road.
"The Museum was built here in 1991 mainly because Meredith and Bill Schroeder, the founders of the American Quilter's Society, live in Paducah." (Submitted on January 18, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
1. Bill and Meredith Schroeder and The Museum of the American Quilter’s Society
In the 1960s while working full time at a chemical company in Calvert City, Kentucky, Bill Schroeder spent his spare time buying and selling rare coins, silver, gold, limited edition prints, and other collectibles that were popular at the time. When the
Bill found out early on that these homemakers weren’t interested in buying jars or even selling the jars that had been passed down for generations. They were interested, however, in knowing the value of these heirlooms. In 1969, Bill began to compile a small booklet entitled “1,000 Fruit Jars with Current Values,” an easy-to-use guide that contained rather crude line drawings found on the sides of the jars. The booklet contained information relative to size, color, variation, closures, and of course, value.
Fast forward to 1974 and it was apparent that Bill Schroeder, and wife Meredith, had found a niche that Schroeder Publishing filled and that following this dream required their full-time devotion to the company. Bill resigned his day job and a division of the company called Collector Books was formed.
Out of their efforts the “Schroeder’s Antiques Price Guide,” published annually by Collector Books, became an antique industry “must have.” To this
In 1983, Bill and Meredith became interested in quilts and their makers. After attending a quilt show in Paducah and later the National Quilting Association show in Bell Buckle, Tennessee, they decided that they would bring further attention to the extraordinary works of art that today’s quiltmakers were creating. Out of their interest, the American Quilter’s Society was born.
In the summer of 1990, ground was broken for the construction of The Museum of the American Quilter’s Society, fondly dubbed MAQS by quilters the world over.
— Submitted January 18, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
Categories. • 20th Century • Arts, Letters, Music •
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