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AQS QuiltWeek
Beth Schillig enjoys a chat about her quilt, WANDERING ‘ROUND MY WORLD, with AQS Show Director, Bonnie Browning, in this video following Beth’s Best Innovative Quilt award at AQS QuiltWeek®—Phoenix, AZ 2014. The stiff, circular pieces were created using hand-dyed fabrics that were machine appliquéd and machine quilted. She made the three rectangular units separately,...
Terry Guill, AQS Director of Show Operations, explains how to properly pack and ship your quilt to AQS for entry into a quilt show. (It’s also a great way to ship any quilt anywhere.) Note: never put the word “quilt” on the box! You’ll also see what happens when we ship them back! There’s no...
Kathi Carter is the winner of the Best of Show Award at AQS QuiltWeek® – Phoenix, Arizona 2014! In an interview with AQS Show Director Bonnie Browning, Kathi explains the variety of techniques she used to make ISABELLE, a uniquely beautiful Japanese Garden quilt that was named after her granddaughter, Beginning with an eye-catching rose...
Whether it’s for a contest or for your living room, some quilts are meant to be hung! AQS Show Director Bonnie Browning shows you step by step how to add a quick and easy sleeve to the back of your quilt.
In this video, Claudia Pfeil continues to describe her special exhibit, The Silk Road Tour, which appeared at two recent AQS QuiltWeeks. This week, you’ll see Part II – the progression of her quilting style to beautifully beaded, all-silk works of art, entitled “Using Silk in Your Quilts.” It’s 13 minutes long, so warm that...
When we read Judi Madsen’s December 3, 2013, Green Fairy Quilts blog, we couldn’t help but share it! The blog was written the day after her book, Quilting Wide Open Spaces (AQS Publishing) arrived at her home. She’s so excited. We are, too, Judi! Here’s Judi’s blog post: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 My Book Is Finally...
Have you made out your Christmas list? I know it always helps to drop a few hints here and there—or in some cases to make out a list. Here are some things you might want to add to your Christmas list or maybe get as gifts for your quilting friends: *An AQS membership—this is a...
Inspired by tiny charms and the alphabet, Janet Stone won the Moda Best Wall Quilt Award at AQS QuiltWeek® – Paducah, KY 2013 with a wall quilt in a style that’s a modern take on a ‘sampler.’ The quilt, CHARM SCHOOL, now resides at The National Quilt Museum. Working with silk thread on a Janome...
What do appraisers do? Appraisers are expected to assign a value to a quilt determined by a variety of methods. These methods are based upon factual data gathered from consummated sales in the current market place. Quilt appraisals conducted by a certified appraiser have become more  important than ever. Appraising is subject to rules and regulations established by the...
Want to learn something new? There are many classes at AQS QuiltWeek® – Phoenix, Arizona 2014 that will have you at the top of the class… Technology at its best: Mary Ellen Kranz will be teaching Photoshop Elements for Fabric Artists. If you have ever been afraid of the BIG Photoshop program, then this is...
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