With the American Quilter's Society Fall QuiltWeek in Paducah having drawn to a close Saturday, the organization plans to evaluate the event and decide on future plans in coming weeks.

AQS has hosted a spring event in the city for 35 years now, but the fall gathering has only been around since 2017.

Though it has been heavily rumored that this year would be the last run for the fall show, AQS Show Director Bonnie Browning said that decision is still up in the air.

"We've not made that decision yet," Browning told The Sun on Saturday. "I know people have been saying that, but when we get back to the office next week we'll figure that out."

The decision-making process for the group, Browning explained, will be the same as for any other show.

"We'll have conversations with quilters and vendors and sponsors and we'll look at our attendance at the show, as well as the costs of the hotels and the convention center. It takes us several days just to get everything all pulled together, but I would hope by the end of the week that we'd be able to make a decision."

At the end of the day, AQS and Browning just want to keep providing a space and a time for quilters to get together, learn, collaborate and socialize.

"We provide a show for quilters to enter and education for quilters to come learn, as well as a venue for vendors to sell products to quilters," she said.

"We just focus on providing a good experience for the people when they come to Paducah and we'll just see where we go from here."

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