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AQS QuiltWeek
Take a look at the AQS year in review for the quilts that won the Innovative category at three shows where this category was available: 2016 AQS QuiltWeek – Daytona Beach February 24 – 27, 2016 Wall Quilts – Innovative/Art 2016 AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah April 20 – 23, 2016 Small Wall Quilts: Innovative/Art sponsored by...
Take a look at the AQS year in review for the quilts that won the Modern category at three shows where this category was available: 2016 AQS QuiltWeek – Phoenix February 11 – 14, 2016 Wall Quilts – Modern 2016 AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah April 20 – 23, 2016 Large Wall Quilts: Modern Quilts sponsored by...
Below you will feast your eyes on the AQS year in review for the quilts that won the Pictorial category at three shows where this category was available: 2016 AQS QuiltWeek – Daytona Beach  February 24 – 27, 2016 Wall Quilts – Pictorial   2016 AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah April 20 – 23, 2016 Large...
“Shark Tank” airs FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (9:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.   Life is funny sometimes. Remember that day you went shark fishing and next thing you knew you were at a quilt show? Yeah, me neither, but Vance Zahorski does. Little did he know, but that quilt show would lead him...
The fan fair is over and the music has played out. Alone with the words of the quilt contest judge, you sit down, take the piece of paper, and read. Words of criticism can be hard to take and especially hard to find useful value in. But this could be the most enriching part of...
  Listen to Bethanne explain the design elements and creative processes involved in making her award winning quilt, The Paisley Peacock. “This quilt was an experiment in linear precision, hence, the “Wickedly”. Wicked has 293 hours of hand guided quilting and took 8 months to complete.” – Deborah Poole “Art deco stained glass was my...
  We have all seen many beautiful quilts made by quilters in your guild or displayed at shows across the country. Paducah is going to put quilts on the floodwall next to the Carroll Convention Center here in Paducah as a way to recognize quilts and quiltmakers. Paducah was named a UNESCO Creative City of Crafts & Folk...
In last week’s post, we covered the basic ideas of general rules, categories, permissions, and deadlines. After several questions about categories, we thought we’d take a closer look this week. Size To start, measure your quilt.  In the chart below, you will notice the size requirement is slightly different from one AQS quilt contest to another....
Inspiration has hit and you want to enter a quilt contest. Here are a few things to consider. Check the age of the quilt. Not all quilts can be entered in every quilt contest. Most quilt contests specify an age for the quilt. The general rules will give age guidelines. For AQS quilt contests the...
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