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In last week’s post, we covered the basic ideas of general rules, categories, permissions, and deadlines. After several questions about categories, we thought we’d take a closer look this week. Size To start, measure your quilt.  In the chart below, you will notice the size requirement is slightly different from one AQS quilt contest to another....
During AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah, Kentucky 2016, I was fortunate to meet Marianna Teague of Bedford, Indiana. She is a lovely lady who has attended numerous quilt shows in Paducah. Marianna was gracious enough to take time out of her day to discuss her views on Paducah QuiltWeek. I have been coming to Paducah quilt...
Introducing FIRE & ICE, Viewer’s Choice winner at AQS QuiltWeek® – Des Moines, Iowa 2013. AQS Author, Kimberly Einmo, designed and sewed this quilt using Aurifil Quilt Patchwork and Embroidery Threads. Judi Madsen, of Green Fairy Quilts, provided exquisite quilting. FIRE & ICE was displayed at AQS QuiltWeek – Des Moines, Iowa, October 2-5, 2013, as part...
Are you crazy about the fabric designs of William Morris? I am, and have been  since their introduction to my quilting world about 20 years ago. His classic and yet innovative designs are as popular today as they were in the late 19th century. Morris lived from 1834-1896. He was a leading  English textile designer,...
Quilters who have faced a queen-sized top may have dreamed about sewing it faster under the 360 degree movement of a long arm quilting machine. In this video we are taking you to an American Quilter’s Society show in Paducah, KY to show you how it’s done! Enjoy the beautiful quilting and your “Pieceful Moment”...
Sharon Schlotzhauer needs your help locating her 1st place quilt Really ‘Wild’ Flowers! Season Two! The quilt did not make it back home from the recent Houston Quilt Festival. Each of the seven flowers depicted is three-dimensional. The quilt went missing on November 7, 2011 somewhere between the show floor and the mailing area. If...
  AQS author Kathy Schmidt shows us how she finishes edges. Click here to find out more about Kathryn Schmidt and her book “Rule-Breaking Quilts.”    
  AQS instructor Penny Haren shows us how to center designs in prairie points.  
What do you do on a beautiful afternoon at a quilt show? In Des Moines, Iowa, today at the AQS Quilt Show, we had the first-ever Quilters Flash Mob.Nearly 200 quilters took part in this spontaneous show and tell on the sidewalk in front of HyVee Hall at the Iowa Events Center.   One group,...
Definitely a first in Des Moines and (maybe the world!), a flash mob of quilters from near and far gathered for a mass show-and-tell on the steps of Hyvee Hall during the AQS Des Moines Quilt Show & Contest today. Executive show director Bonnie Browning led the charge of about 175 volunteer quilt flashers as...
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