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AQS QuiltWeek
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...
Thanks to Colleen Konetzni and Donna Barnitz for providing OnPoint with information about their fun and fabulous group from Rio Rancho, New Mexico. They were a big help at QuiltWeek in Albuquerque! Our little group began in 1992 when we put a notice in the local paper about a group forming. Who knew there were...
RED FEATHERS is the distinctive quilt that won 3rd Place, Large Quilts–Longarm Machine Quilted at the 2015 AQS QuiltWeek® event in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Marilyn Badger, who did the intricate quilting, was interviewed by AQS Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning: The innovative design was pieced and appliqued by Claudia Clark Meyers. Enjoy Marilyn’s description of...
Cathy Geier begain this quilt as an experiment in capturing a tree in sunset. The experiment was successful! She became the 1st Place winner, Wall Quilts – Landscape at the Albuquerque QuiltWeek event in January. Cathy uses many innovative techniques; be sure to watch this video to learn more about her beautiful quilt, SUNSET SENTINEL,...
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...
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