In 1989, Harry Met Sally, the Berlin Wall came down, and American Quilter’s Society held their fifth annual Quilt Show & Contest in Paducah, Kentucky.
This year we invite you to join us as we celebrate 35 years of quilting, 35 years of quilters, and 35 years of AQS inspiring, educating, and nurturing quilters who love quilting. Here’s to the next 35!
In this series, we start in 1985 and work our way to 2019 taking a look at the quilting world through our unique perspective. Enjoy the beautiful quilts and marvel at the amazing heritage quilting is because of you, the quilter.
American Quilter Magazine
American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show & Contest
CORONA II: SOLAR ECLIPSE by Caryl Bryer Fallert won Best of Show
SPRING FLOWER BASKET by Janice R. Streeter won the Gingher Award for Workmanship
FRANK’S STAR by Beverley Cosby won 1st Place in the Traditional Pieced, Amateur category.
STELLA ANTIGUA by Hanne Vibeke de Koning-Stapel won 1st Place in the Traditional Pieced, Professional category.
CRANES by Kitty Pippen won 1st Place in the Innovative Pieced, Amateur category.
FRAGMENTED VIEW: NORTHERN LIGHTS by Wendy Richardson won 1st Place in the Innovative Pieced, Professional category.
SILVERSWORD—DEGENER’S DREAM by Louise Young won 1st Place in the Applique, Amateur category.
HYDRANGEA by Velda E. Newman won 1st Place in the Applique, Professional category.
WINTER BOUQUET by Debra Wagner won 1st Place in the Other Techniques category.
ORIENTAL DREAM by Deon Spangler won 1st Place in the Theme: Circles category.
THE HERITAGE QUILT by Chaska Heritage Quilters won 1st Place in the Group/Team category.
LOOKING BACK ON BROKEN PROMISES by Dawn E. Amos won Best Wall Quilt, Amateur category.
LIFE IN THE MARGINS II: AFTER AUTUMN by Caryl Bryer Fallert won 1st place in the Wall Quilt, Professional category.
SHE COMES IN COLORS by Charlotte Warr Andersen won 1st place in the Pictorial Wall Quilt category.
BYZANTINE MOSAIC by Diane Roell won the Viewer’s Choice Award.
TUMBLING BLOCKS STAR by Sharon A. Slimmen won the First Quilt Award
AQS Publishing put out three books in 1989 including Quilts and Influences by Nancy Crow.
Quilt Art Engagement Calendar and the AQS Wall Calendar (not pictured).
by Lois Smith
Somewhere In Between Quilts and Quilters of Illinois
by Rita Barrow Barber