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AQS QuiltWeek
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...
Thelma Childers and Judi Madsen teamed up to make this imaginative floral quilt. They won 1st Place in the Bed Quilts, Longarm Machine Quilted category at the AQS QuiltWeek quilt contest in Paducah! Thelma says that she stepped out of her usual quilting territory to make this quilt! Interesting note: Thelma and Judi met for...
Baby Lock Celebrates 10 Years of Building Quilts for Love Over 500 Quilts Donated to Local Hospital Patients Every year, thousands of quilters from around the country flock to Paducah, Kentucky, for the annual AQS QuiltWeek. This year, those who stop at the Baby Lock booth hosted by Calico Country Sew & Vac will take...
We’re having a lot of fun in the AQS home office buying ducks and Quack Packs! A big challenge is ON! AQS is a sponsor of the new Paducky Derby, a sanctioned event of AQS QuiltWeek® – Paducah, Kentucky 2015. The ducks will make their way across the pond at Noble Park at 3:00 p.m....
The Fantastic Fibers 2015 international juried exhibition is about to open! All selected work will be on display at the Yeiser Art Center April 1-June 6, 2015. The Fantastic Fibers exhibit is an AQS QuiltWeek sanctioned event. Traditionally, Yeiser Art Center receives nearly 800 entries from 128 artists from 12 countries. As one of Yeiser...
In this new video, Bethanne Nemesh discusses the fabrics and the processes used in making her pictographic quilt, October Sky, the Best Wall Quilt winner at the AQS QuiltWeek in Lancaster in March 2015. The incredible quilt includes 31 stitched creatures and a wide variety of foliage that expresses fall in Pennsylvania. Don’t miss the...
Here’s a bonus video for this week! We love to share the interviews of our contest quilters as soon as they become available. Congratulations to Janet Atkins, who won the Best Hand Quilted award at AQS QuiltWeek–Lancaster, Pennsylvania 2015. Most of the fabrics used in her quilt, Murderskill Crossing, were from her stash. “It was...
Here’s a close-up look at the Best of Show quilt from the recent AQS QuiltWeek in Lancaster, Pennsylvania! STARS ON MARS was made by Gail Stepanek and quilted by Jan Hutchison. Gail discusses the design, sewing, and quilting processes with Melissa Winters, AQS Director of Education. -annhammel@aqsquilt.com
Grab a cup of coffee or tea, get comfortable, and enjoy a video quilt show! Gail Garber gives a personal tour of her very special exhibit that was shown at AQS QuiltWeek – Albuquerque, New Mexico 2015. “From the Land of Enchantment: 30 Years of Quilts by Gail Garber” includes three decades of quilts and...
The Best Home Machine Quilted award at AQS QuiltWeek—Albuquerque, New Mexico 2015, was awarded to Susan Stewart of Pittsburg, Kansas. Susan hopped on a plane when she found out that her quilt, SNOW FLOWERS, won! In this interview with Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning, Susan describes techniques for machine embroidery, stabilizing, fabric choice, marking, batting...
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