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American Quilter’s Society
Assemble your Red, Black & White 2018 Christmas Countdown Quilt with these finishing instructions.
Assemble your Red & White 2018 Christmas Countdown Quilt with these finishing instructions.
Our nostalgic block series continues with #3, Ellie’s Elephant! This block is a simplified version of an elephant block designed by Oppenheimer & Haas that appeared in Woman’s Home Companion in 1928. Our vintage block series features blocks that are AQS original designs inspired by nostalgic sources. Have fun with blanket and background fabric choices!...
Where were you in 1993? Here’s a fun video look at quilt week action from twenty-one years ago at the “Ninth AQS Quilt Show and Contest.” Among the winning quilters, you’ll see Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Libby Lehman and more. Meredith Schroeder makes a speech at the museum as a time capsule is buried; you’ll see...
AQS Executive Book Editor Elaine Brelsford interviews Bethanne Nemesh, who describes her method of taking the mood of a photo and capturing the moment in her quilting. Her award-winning silk dupioni quilt, THE SHELL COLLECTOR, won Third Place in Wall Quilts Longarm/Midarm Machine Quilted at AQS QuiltWeek – Lancaster, Pennsylvania 2014. The overall quilt design...
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!  
Bonnie K. Browning, quilter extraordinaire, offers this wonderful pattern that is perfect for beginning and intermediate quilters–or anyone wanting a fun, fast project. It’s perfect for hand-dyed or mottled fabrics. Have fun! Click HERE for your free COLOR MY WORLD pattern.
AQS is excited about 2014. It’s our 30th Anniversary year! Rudee Rodriguez talks about her mother, Margaret Rudd, in an interview with AQS Contest Coordinator, Andrea Ray. Margaret, who was very proud to be the first member of AQS, just happened to be in the AQS office 30 years ago discussing some quilted pillows she...
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...
Nov. 21, 2013, Paducah, Ky. – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated Paducah, Kentucky, the world’s seventh City of Crafts and Folk Art, making the city a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, announced Paducah’s designation today along with Enghien-les-Bains (France) and Sapporo (Japan)...
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