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AQS Quilt Contest
AQS Director of Education Melissa Winters interviews Margaret Solomon Gunn about her quilt, Autumn’s Surrender, first place winner in the Small Wall Quilts: Longarm Machine Quilted category at the 2015 Paducah QuiltWeek event. The design is original and the fabric is silk/cotton blend. According to Margaret, silk is not as hard to work with as...
At the 2015 AQS QuiltWeek event in Paducah, the BERNINA of America, Inc., Best Home Machine Workmanship Award winners were Nancy Sterett Martin and Karen Sistek. After Karen painted the birds on silk, Nancy quilted this award-winner. Watch the video below to learn about the painting, steaming, and quilting process! Nancy built a steamer in...
The Best Home Machine Quilted award at AQS QuiltWeek—Albuquerque, New Mexico 2015, was awarded to Susan Stewart of Pittsburg, Kansas. Susan hopped on a plane when she found out that her quilt, SNOW FLOWERS, won! In this interview with Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning, Susan describes techniques for machine embroidery, stabilizing, fabric choice, marking, batting...
RED FEATHERS is the distinctive quilt that won 3rd Place, Large Quilts–Longarm Machine Quilted at the 2015 AQS QuiltWeek® event in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Marilyn Badger, who did the intricate quilting, was interviewed by AQS Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning: The innovative design was pieced and appliqued by Claudia Clark Meyers. Enjoy Marilyn’s description of...
Katie Larson from Kansas City won a ribbon at AQS QuiltWeek – Des Moines, Iowa 2014 in the Wall Quilts – Modern category with WELCOME TO COLORFUL COLORADO. It was her first contest entry! Hear about it in this video interview with AQS Executive Show Director, Bonnie Browning. YES, YOU CAN ENTER, TOO! Please try....
Joann Webb’s quilt, HERALDS OF SPRING, won the Best Hand Workmanship Award at AQS QuiltWeek® — Des Moines, Iowa 2014. Joann explains the unique hand appliqué and quilting techniques that she used on this beautifully detailed quilt in this video interview with AQS Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning.
Kimberly Einmo’s quilt, FIRE AND ICE, won Best Modern Quilt at AQS QuiltWeek® – Chattanooga, Tennessee 2014. MORE GREAT NEWS: We’re pleased to announce that the FIRE AND ICE pattern is coming soon to ShopAQS! Watch as Kimberly explains a little about the planning, construction, and challenges she faced in making the quilt in this...
High water in the Chattanooga area didn’t keep Marilyn Badger away. Marilyn was a big winner at AQS QuiltWeek – Chattanooga, TN 2014 with two prize-winning quilts! Hear about her Best of Show quilt, EXUBERANCE: , and MAGNOLIA, which she quilted, won 2nd place in the Bed Quilts – Innovative category, along with co-winner Claudia...
Take a look at the delightful art quilts made by the Tuesday Night Friends from Ann Arbor, Michigan, as Bonnie Browning interviews them in the video below. The guild’s entry, JUST WINGING IT, won First Place in the Ultimate Guild Challenge at AQS QuiltWeek—Grand Rapids, Michigan 2014. It’s a small guild, and the second big win...
Enjoy AQ Editor-in-Chief Michele Duffy’s conversation with Paige Alexander of South Carolina, Honorable Mention award winner in Wall Quilts/Modern at AQS QuiltWeek – Charlotte, North Carolina 2014. Paige explains the creative process and the challenges she faced while making her unique quilt, VARIEGATED. Paige is a member of Modern Quilt Guild, and her inspiration was...
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