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AQS QuiltWeek
Artists from all over the U.S. were inspired by Cherrywood Fabrics’ hand-dyed “Wicked Greens” and black in 2014! They each created an imaginative 20-inch square quilt using the theme “Wicked.” Most were influenced by the Broadway hit musical WICKED™. AQS is pleased to present the entire traveling exhibit of the WICKED™ Cherrywood Challenge quilts at...
Here’s a spotlight on a big, busy guild that does so much for others! Introducing: The Des Moines Area Quilters Guild! Mina Lea (Mike) Wigg, owner of Des Moines’s first quilt shop, Mrs. Wigg’s Cabbage Patch, suggested that quilters in the area should get together to share and learn from each other. So, in February...
Gather ’round as quilt historian Chris Moline explains the history and design of many antique quilts in a classic bed turning held at AQS QuiltWeek® – Des Moines, Iowa 2014. Get ready to see some exceptional examples of antique quilts! Click on the little square box in the lower right corner to see the video in full-screen...
Katie Larson from Kansas City won a ribbon at AQS QuiltWeek – Des Moines, Iowa 2014 in the Wall Quilts – Modern category with WELCOME TO COLORFUL COLORADO. It was her first contest entry! Hear about it in this video interview with AQS Executive Show Director, Bonnie Browning. YES, YOU CAN ENTER, TOO! Please try....
Joann Webb’s quilt, HERALDS OF SPRING, won the Best Hand Workmanship Award at AQS QuiltWeek® — Des Moines, Iowa 2014. Joann explains the unique hand appliqué and quilting techniques that she used on this beautifully detailed quilt in this video interview with AQS Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning.
Kimberly Einmo’s quilt, FIRE AND ICE, won Best Modern Quilt at AQS QuiltWeek® – Chattanooga, Tennessee 2014. MORE GREAT NEWS: We’re pleased to announce that the FIRE AND ICE pattern is coming soon to ShopAQS! Watch as Kimberly explains a little about the planning, construction, and challenges she faced in making the quilt in this...
High water in the Chattanooga area didn’t keep Marilyn Badger away. Marilyn was a big winner at AQS QuiltWeek – Chattanooga, TN 2014 with two prize-winning quilts! Hear about her Best of Show quilt, EXUBERANCE: , and MAGNOLIA, which she quilted, won 2nd place in the Bed Quilts – Innovative category, along with co-winner Claudia...
Take a look at the delightful art quilts made by the Tuesday Night Friends from Ann Arbor, Michigan, as Bonnie Browning interviews them in the video below. The guild’s entry, JUST WINGING IT, won First Place in the Ultimate Guild Challenge at AQS QuiltWeek—Grand Rapids, Michigan 2014. It’s a small guild, and the second big win...
by Justin Ward for WDBJ7 July 28, 2014 MARTINSVILLE, Va. Martinsville group sews confidence with every stitch in handmade dresses The Sewing Studio is donating dresses to Henry County Public Schools for girls in elementary schools that come from low income families. Watch the WDBJ7 video HERE! All kids want new clothes to start the...
Joanie Zeier Poole won the award for Best Home Machine Workmanship at the 2014 AQS QuiltWeek Contest in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She started her original quilt, FOLK ART MEETS FREE MOTION, 15 years ago and recently revived it. It’s proof that UFO quilts can become winners! The appliqué on this folk art style quilt was...
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