It’s time for a road trip! Load everyone up in the car, and head to Des Moines, Iowa for AQS QuiltWeek next week. We’ve put together a list of exciting things you won’t want to miss.
Catch these great Special Exhibits and more:
World Painters Challenge
Inspired and directed by Julie Sefton, this international group of quilters share their free piecing creations.
New Quilts from An Old Favorite: New York Beauty from the National Quilt Museum
In a challenge issued by the National Quilt Museum, quilters took up fabric and needle to recreate a time-honored traditional quilt design, the New York Beauty block in a whole new way. View the 18 finalists and winning quilts.
People & Portraits and Balancing Act
See TWO exhibits from the Studio Art Quilt Associates – Balancing Act and People & Portraits. Explore the art of quilting as you browse these quilts made by SAQA members. Stop and visit with SAQA members to learn more about this organization.
Cherrywood Challenge 2016: The Lion King
The Challenge: The quilts must measure 20″ x 20″ and must be made from Cherrywood Fabric. At least 60% of the quilt msut be comprised of the four challenge colors of Cherrywood Fabric. Any technique may be used as long as it maintains the character of a textile quilt;embellishments such as beads and ribbon may be added – no glitter.
Visit the Quilt Show at the Quilt Show!
Des Moines Area Quilters Guild will be hosting their annual quilt show, 2016 Quilt Show: Our Quilted Gardens.
Learn a new thing or two at the All-Star Review
Enjoy a relaxing evening as Lil Rev takes Center Stage: Scraps of Quilting Music
Featuring songs, stories, poetry, and lore, this heartwarming one-man show gives an ode to the American quilting traidition. Celebrate the untold number of quilters who let their stitches tell their stories.