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AQS QuiltWeek
Pat Holly shares techniques from her Best of Show quilt, Saffron Splendor, at AQS QuiltWeek—Grand Rapids, Michigan 2015. Pat’s excitement is contagious! Her quilt, Saffron Splendor, was inspired by a trip to India. She used silk fabric and decorative stitches to create the unique background fabric, then machine appliquéd the next layers of design. Pat...
Marie Blunk tried hand appliqué for the first time, entered her quilt in the AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah, Kentucky 2015 quilt contest, and won Third Place in the Bed Quilts: First Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest category sponsored by Statler Stitcher. AQS Director of Education Melissa Winters interviews Marie and finds out about the...
This quilt is exceptionally detailed. It looks like a wholecloth quilt on the back! Enjoy quilting advice in this video interview with Rose Dumas. She made Spring Time, a beautiful quilt that won Third Place in the Wall Quilts: Home Machine Quilted category at Lancaster. Enjoy this close up:
Portrait quilt maker Kay Donges started with some sparkly fabric and the result was The Bride Wore Red, winner of First Place for Small Wall Quilts: First Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest sponsored by YLI Corporation.
Shari Guimont represents the Northern Lights Machine Quilters Guild of Duluth, Minnesota. The guild’s quilt, Lady of the Northern Lights, won Third Place in the Group Quilts category sponsored by Innova at AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah. It was a raffle quilt (now on loan from its new owner) and it was designed by quild member...
Certified Quilt Judge Scott Murkin discusses the quilt judging process with AQS Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning. Hear about the “Wow!” factor, choosing Best of Show, and some of the specific criteria used when judging. Scott discusses initial screenings (including photographs) and drops some hints about having your quilt among those that are juried into...
Quilter Janet Stone is on a mission to create 26 alphabet-oriented quilts and she’s halfway through! This one, A Letter Bit of Baaltimore, won the Second Place award in the Small Wall Quilts: Home Machine Quilted category sponsored by Koala Cabinets at AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah, KY 2015. That was beautiful…and so was the one...
If you are familiar with the famous photo “The Migrant Mother” taken by Dorothea Lange, you’ll be doubly amazed at the amazing piecing and thread painting done by Lynn Czaban! Her quilt, Hard Times, won Third Place in Small Wall Quilts: Pictorial, sponsored by Horn of America at AQS QuiltWeek® – Paducah, KY 2015. Click...
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...
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