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AQS QuiltWeek
On a blazing-hot Wednesday afternoon in Paducah, KY, several staff members represented the American Quilter’s Society in the Ice Bucket Challenge to support research and raise awareness for ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It was a chilling experience for all who were brave enough to stand under that GIANT bucket! Enjoy the video...
We received the following note from Alexa Lett, a member of an art community of Chattanooga, Tennessee that is housed in Chattanooga Workspace. She writes: One of our members is getting our city in the “Quilt” spirit…She rises early in the morning and goes down to Coolidge Park and creates a beautiful images in the...
Richard Louise, American Quilter’s Society COO, takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in Grand Rapids after being nominated by Scissorman, one of our popular QuiltWeek® vendors! (That’s Brint Fanizza, President of Famore Cutlery.) Watch as AQS President, Meredith Schroeder, douses Richard in pure delight!
Enjoy AQ Editor-in-Chief Michele Duffy’s conversation with Paige Alexander of South Carolina, Honorable Mention award winner in Wall Quilts/Modern at AQS QuiltWeek – Charlotte, North Carolina 2014. Paige explains the creative process and the challenges she faced while making her unique quilt, VARIEGATED. Paige is a member of Modern Quilt Guild, and her inspiration was...
Jackie Perry won the Best Wall Quilt award at AQS QuiltWeek – Charlotte, NC 2014. Her quilt, BALTIMORE ALBUM TRIBUTE, is accented with trapunto and ruching. Enjoy Jackie’s interview with AQS Executive Show Director, Bonnie Browning, below. Jackie agrees that it’s easy to enter an AQS QuiltWeek contest! Click HERE to find out how YOU...
In this enthusiastic video, learn about Mary Olson’s 98″ x 98″ quilt, MIDNIGHT AT THE CELTIC GARDEN, winner of the 3rd place Bed Quilts–Longarm/Midarm award at AQS QuiltWeek—Paducah, KY 2014. It was her first Longarm quilt! From her husband’s complex design through color choices and construction, you’ll enjoy this close look at Mary’s intricate quilt...
Two past AQS winners, Norma Grissom of Corinth, and Dorothy Dailey from Burnsville, are being honored in their home state of Mississippi by the Mississippi Quilt Association which created a Mississippi Quilt legacy committee. Quilts by Norma and Dorothy will hang in the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum in Jackson, Mississippi, until October.  Articles recognizing...
Enjoy this look back at the 1992 AQS Quilt Show in Paducah, Kentucky. You’ll see delightful interviews with Claudia Edmonds, Libby Lehman, Beverly Cosby, Zena Thorpe, Anne Oliver (Best of Show), Catherine Bahnsen, and Eunice Hill. The theme was “Windows.” And keep watching for a 1992 quilted fashion show—complete with the exaggerated shoulder lines of...
THE VALUE OF GEARS, 51 x 51 Judith Phelps, Battle Ground, Washington Judith is enthusiastic about what she likes: “I love color and detail. I love appliqué and embroidery. I love art quilts.” She’s an artist who has been a quilter for ten years, and this is the first year she has entered a quilt...
The monumental textile mosaic, QUILT OF BELONGING, is heading for the QuiltWeek event in Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 20-23, 2014! It’s a 120-foot-long recording of human history; you will certainly be touched by the hearts of the 263 cultures responsible for the blocks. The QUILT OF BELONGING, a project which began in 1999 and was...
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