Quilters and Their Quilts – Grand Rapids 2018

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Meet quilters from AQS QuiltWeek – Grand Rapids as they talk about their quilts. Get inspired and learn about the latest award-winning techniques.

 

 

Bethanne Nemesh Wins 2nd Place at AQS QuiltWeek – Grand Rapids 2018

Bethanne Nemesh talks with Bonnie Browning about her quilt, Song of Summer, that won 2nd Place in the Wall Quilts: Movable Machine Quilting category at AQS QuiltWeek – Grand Rapids 2018. Learn about the new techniques Bethanne uses on this quilt, including quilted trapunto, cutting holes to add a beaded detail, beaded piping, and her new scalloped edging.

 


 Jean Dillow – First Time Contestant at AQS QuiltWeek

Jean Dillow and Ed Fennell (Fennell Artworks) talk with Tamara Hanes at AQS QuiltWeek – Grand Rapids 2018 about their quilt, APPALACHIAN MEMORIES. Jean entered the AQS Quilt Contest for the first time in Grand Rapids. Ed discusses choosing the quilting designs to complement the barn designs that Jean embroidered.
 

 

Patchers at the Lakeshore Win 2nd Place at AQS QuiltWeek

The Patchers at the Lakeshore, Muskegon, MI, who won 2nd Place in the Ultimate Guild Challenge at AQS QuiltWeek – Grand Rapids 2018, talk with Bonnie Browning. They were challenged to make a quilt 30″ x 45″ in a modern style using only solid fabrics and dense quilting.

 

 UpCountry Quilters Guild, Easley, SC Wins Honorable Mention at AQS QuiltWeek – Grand Rapids 2018

Paige Alexander of the UpCountry Quilters Guild, Easley, SC, talks with Bonnie Browning about their Guild’s challenge, Celebration, that won Honorable Mention at AQS QuiltWeek – Grand Rapids 2018. Paige shares comments about the eight quilts they entered in the Challenge.

 

 

 Blooming Windmill Quilt by Sally Manke at AQS QuiltWeek – Grand Rapids 2018

Tamara Hanes talks with Sally Manke about her quilt, BLOOMING WINDMILL, at AQS QuiltWeek – Grand Rapids 2018. Sally pieced the background and added a Dresden Plate for the windmill. She uses magnetic channel guides on her Handi Quilter Avanté quilting machine to make the straight-line quilting.
 

 

Amy Cavaness Wins 3rd Place at AQS QuiltWeek – Grand Rapids 2018

Amy Cavanesswho won 3rd Place in the Wall Quilts: Stationary Machine Quilting category at AQS QuiltWeek – Grand Rapids 2018, talks with Tamara Hanes. Amy share her special design technique and talks about the assembly process.

 

Holding Onto Hope – A Quilt by Amy Cavaness

Amy Cavaness talks with Tamara Hanes of AQS about her quilt, Holding Onto Hope. It is based on the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma and how they persevered the harsh conditions. Amy combined some photos by Dorothea Lang, in creating her quilt that was displayed at AQS QuiltWeek – Grand Rapids 2018. She used painting in the background and raw-edge appliqué and watered-down craft glue as she stitched the design. 

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linda keller

wow what an exciting show……i wish i could have been there. i would like to have information about the group challenge. how that works. i think a group challenge would be a fun thing to do