PADUCAH, KY (AP) — A quilting convention in Kentucky that draws about 30,000 people annually to the western part of the state has been postponed until September.
The American Quilters Society announced Tuesday that it was postponing Paducah QuiltWeek due to concerns about the coronavirus, The Paducah Sun reported. The convention had been scheduled in April. It will now be held Sept. 2-5.
The federal government’s recommendation to avoid large gatherings was ultimately the deciding factor for the organization, officials said.
“The health and safety of our attendees, vendors, participants and volunteers are of the utmost importance to us, and we believe that this is the most prudent course of action at this time,” American Quilters Society Founder Meredith Schroeder said.