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AQS QuiltWeek
Inspiration has hit and you want to enter a quilt contest. Here are a few things to consider. Check the age of the quilt. Not all quilts can be entered in every quilt contest. Most quilt contests specify an age for the quilt. The general rules will give age guidelines. For AQS quilt contests the...
Enter your quilt in a quilt contest and you will…   1. Start taking your art seriously. Did you ever realize quilting is more than a fun time-filling hobby, quilting quickly becomes an expression of the quilter. From the very first choices, you start putting your unique mark on your quilt. Why not celebrate that mark...
Sit down with a cup of something warm and visit with some of the Chattanooga winners.   See Jan’s process descriptions on her blog.       Watch Shelley Doyal describe her quilt and put it in motion.           Watch Patti Sandage describe Capricho and explain part of the process she...
  Julie Sefton’s passion for barns and her love of being involved in the entire process of a quilt from beginning to end inspired her to do a quilt based version of See Rock City and write the book, Build-A-Barn, about the process she used to make the quilt. From this book, the Secret Society...
It’s time to celebrate incredible quilting! Congratulations to each of these amazing artists. Thank you for your commitment, dedication, and desire to share it with the world. Listen to Christine Wickert describe her quilt to Bonnie Browning in an interview earlier this year.   Look at more of Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga’s stunning pieces at her...
During AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah, Kentucky 2016, I was fortunate to meet Marianna Teague of Bedford, Indiana. She is a lovely lady who has attended numerous quilt shows in Paducah. Marianna was gracious enough to take time out of her day to discuss her views on Paducah QuiltWeek. I have been coming to Paducah quilt...
Judith Ryan recently sent a letter to AQS expressing her delight at winning First Prize in the 2016 Quilters Grand Giveaway, a trip to AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah. Less than a year ago, Judy was diagnosed with cancer. The mastectomy and chemotherapy that followed were incredibly draining. Then, radiation became a regular part of her...
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