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American Quilter’s Society
New AQS author Karen Duling is a dedicated animal lover. Her book, Quilting for the Paws, is dedicated to animal shelter staff and volunteers. Karen loves making quilts about dogs and cats! She started making them as fund-raising items for her community animal shelter. After a bit, she learned that these quilts also make thoughtful...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Here’s a photo of the first joint quilt presentation combining Quilted in Honor with the Quilts of Valor Foundation! The Quilted in Honor/Quilts of Valor quilt was made by Marianne Fons and is named ANCHORS AWAY. The quilt was awarded to WWII US Navy veteran Charlie Scott at the WWII Memorial in Washington, DC, on Veteran’s Day...
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...
It’s new. It’s different. And you can shop on it. (What could be better?) Have we got a treat for you—just in time for Black Friday! We’ve re-designed, re-structured…and just like re-decorating should do, created a new AQS shopping space. It’s a fresh new place for you to find what you need, look around with...
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