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AQS Quilt Contest
Quilters and friends, thank you for a year of fun and fabulous quilts! Grab a cup of tea and relax in a comfy chair. Enjoy this walk through QuiltWeek 2015 as we visit each show, video-style. From Albuquerque in January to Des Moines in October, here are interviews with winning quilters at every 2015 AQS...
You’ve made the big decision to enter an AQS Quilt Contest! What are the first steps? How do you enter? Online entry, the only means of entering, is still open for most 2016 contests. Click HERE for the AQS Quilt Contest home page to see what those dates are, along with links to detailed 2016...
Bonnie Browning talks with Bonnie Rhoby, whose quilt, Sewing Seeds of Hope, won first place in the Longarm Machine Quilted category at AQS QuiltWeek® in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The quilt started with seed packets and a calendar. “All of the Flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.” Take a look at...
Marie Blunk tried hand appliqué for the first time, entered her quilt in the AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah, Kentucky 2015 quilt contest, and won Third Place in the Bed Quilts: First Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest category sponsored by Statler Stitcher. AQS Director of Education Melissa Winters interviews Marie and finds out about the...
Portrait quilt maker Kay Donges started with some sparkly fabric and the result was The Bride Wore Red, winner of First Place for Small Wall Quilts: First Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest sponsored by YLI Corporation.
Shari Guimont represents the Northern Lights Machine Quilters Guild of Duluth, Minnesota. The guild’s quilt, Lady of the Northern Lights, won Third Place in the Group Quilts category sponsored by Innova at AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah. It was a raffle quilt (now on loan from its new owner) and it was designed by quild member...
Certified Quilt Judge Scott Murkin discusses the quilt judging process with AQS Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning. Hear about the “Wow!” factor, choosing Best of Show, and some of the specific criteria used when judging. Scott discusses initial screenings (including photographs) and drops some hints about having your quilt among those that are juried into...
Quilter Janet Stone is on a mission to create 26 alphabet-oriented quilts and she’s halfway through! This one, A Letter Bit of Baaltimore, won the Second Place award in the Small Wall Quilts: Home Machine Quilted category sponsored by Koala Cabinets at AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah, KY 2015. That was beautiful…and so was the one...
Enjoy this interview with Marilyn Huntress, whose hand-appliquéd quilt, Vintage Tiles Revisited, won First Place in the Bed Quilts, 1st Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest category sponsored by Statler Stitcher. Here’s a full look at this lovely quilt!
Sally Manke received the first place award in the Small Wall Quilts: Fiber Art category sponsored by Superior Threads at the AQS QuiltWeek event in Paducah in 2015. The quilt drew a great deal of attention because of its unusual construction technique. Her unique quilt, Spring Stroll, is made from tiny pieces of batik covered...
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