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Melissa Winters
Here’s a double feature video presentation featuring Connie Griner of Burlington, North Carolina, who was excited to win two big awards at AQS QuiltWeek – Chattanooga, Tennessee 2015. Enjoy these interviews with Connie as she chats with Melissa Winters, AQS Director of Education. Connie’s quilt Solitaire was the winner of First Place in the Large...
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...
If you are familiar with the famous photo “The Migrant Mother” taken by Dorothea Lange, you’ll be doubly amazed at the amazing piecing and thread painting done by Lynn Czaban! Her quilt, Hard Times, won Third Place in Small Wall Quilts: Pictorial, sponsored by Horn of America at AQS QuiltWeek® – Paducah, KY 2015. Click...
Elisabeth’s Garden: A Tale of a Thousand Threads expresses the story of Elisabeth Grolet’s life and so much more. The quilt was awarded first place in the Small Wall Quilts—Hand Quilted category sponsored by Panasonic at AQS QuiltWeek®–Paducah, KY 2015. Every block in the quilt is designed to highlight a specific stitch including the stages...
Here’s a bonus video for this week! We love to share the interviews of our contest quilters as soon as they become available. Congratulations to Janet Atkins, who won the Best Hand Quilted award at AQS QuiltWeek–Lancaster, Pennsylvania 2015. Most of the fabrics used in her quilt, Murderskill Crossing, were from her stash. “It was...
On a blazing-hot Wednesday afternoon in Paducah, KY, several staff members represented the American Quilter’s Society in the Ice Bucket Challenge to support research and raise awareness for ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It was a chilling experience for all who were brave enough to stand under that GIANT bucket! Enjoy the video...
Melissa Winters interviews Lorilynn King, who won first place in the Innovative Wall Quilts category at AQS Quiltweek – Phoenix, AZ 2014. The quilt, A POCKET FULL OF PAISLEYS, is her own design. It was started about three years ago and makes extensive use of embroidery, done on her home machines, and hand-sewn crystals.  It...
Melissa Winters, AQS Director of Education, enjoys a visit with Mary Shotwell, the recipient of the Best Longarm Workmanship Award at AQS QuiltWeek® – Des Moines, Iowa 2013. Mary was surprised when she came to see the guild quilts and found out about the award for AUNTIE’S RED HOT GARDEN in an extraordinary way. Looking...