Monday, May 2, 2011

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.


  1. Roni, it was SO wonderful to have you here! I just wish the weather had been better... It continues to rain and rain. The highlight was meeting you and the other TAFA members and I hope that this is the first of many wonderful times we will have together! Your textiles are drop dead gorgeous and we just have to keep on finding ways for people to see those treasures you have piled high in your Loaded Trunk!


  2. So happy to hear you had an enjoyable visit in Kentucky. Had I known your textiles were within 2 hours of my home I would have braved the rain and floods for a sampling. It is hard to believe there was no press of this event in Owensboro. Maybe next year.