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AQS QuiltWeek
Seven of the Amazing Eight quilters were interviewed in Paducah when their quilt, Amazing Aztec–Nicolor Dream Quilt, won second place in the Group Quilts category sponsored by Innova. The quiltmaking process traveled through several states. The ladies started quilting together five years ago after meeting online at thequiltshow.com. These quilters from Mississippi, Ohio, Texas, Tennessee,...
Learn how Hiroko and Masanobu Miyama designed and created the Moda Fabrics Best Wall Quilt Award at AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah, Kentucky 2015, sponsored by Moda Fabrics. In this interview with AQS Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning, Hiroko and Masanobu explain their appliqué and quilting techniques and their division of duties—it may surprise you! Their...
Nancy Sterett Martin’s wall quilt, Captain Kimo, was a hit at AQS QuiltWeek® – Paducah, KY 2015. Nancy, who resides in Owensboro, Kentucky, took inspiration from the www.captainkimo.com website, where she found the nature photographer’s heron photo and received approval for its use. The photo was taken in the Wakodahatchee Wetlands nature preserve park in...
Enjoy this interview with Marilyn Huntress, whose hand-appliquéd quilt, Vintage Tiles Revisited, won First Place in the Bed Quilts, 1st Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest category sponsored by Statler Stitcher. Here’s a full look at this lovely quilt!
Elisabeth’s Garden: A Tale of a Thousand Threads expresses the story of Elisabeth Grolet’s life and so much more. The quilt was awarded first place in the Small Wall Quilts—Hand Quilted category sponsored by Panasonic at AQS QuiltWeek®–Paducah, KY 2015. Every block in the quilt is designed to highlight a specific stitch including the stages...
Sally Manke received the first place award in the Small Wall Quilts: Fiber Art category sponsored by Superior Threads at the AQS QuiltWeek event in Paducah in 2015. The quilt drew a great deal of attention because of its unusual construction technique. Her unique quilt, Spring Stroll, is made from tiny pieces of batik covered...
AQS Director of Education Melissa Winters interviews Margaret Solomon Gunn about her quilt, Autumn’s Surrender, first place winner in the Small Wall Quilts: Longarm Machine Quilted category at the 2015 Paducah QuiltWeek event. The design is original and the fabric is silk/cotton blend. According to Margaret, silk is not as hard to work with as...
Sally Manke talks with AQS Director of Education Melissa Winters about her winning quilt in the WICKED™ Cherrywood Challenge. It will be on display along with the other 95 contest entries at every AQS QuiltWeek coming up in 2015! Sally uses a special machine to mimic hand quilting. She talks with Melissa about fabric choices...
At the 2015 AQS QuiltWeek event in Paducah, the BERNINA of America, Inc., Best Home Machine Workmanship Award winners were Nancy Sterett Martin and Karen Sistek. After Karen painted the birds on silk, Nancy quilted this award-winner. Watch the video below to learn about the painting, steaming, and quilting process! Nancy built a steamer in...
AQS Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning interviews Renae Haddadin about the Janome America Inc. Best of Show quilt, Majestic Mosaic, at AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah in April, 2015. The gorgeous quilt was appliquéd by Karen Kay Buckley and quilted by Renae. Renae shares some of her machine quilting secrets as she explains the gorgeous stitching...
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