In 1991 the Gulf War ended, the first genetically engineered blue roses bloomed, and the American Quilter’s Society held their seventh 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
The grand opening of the Museum of the American Quilter’s Society.
DAWN SPENDOR by Nancy Ann Sobel won Best of Show
TENNESSEE PINK MARBLE by Julia Overton Needham won the Gingher Award for Workmanship.
OZARK OAKS by Irma Gail Hatcher won 1st Place in the Traditional Pieced, Amateur category
RAIL THROUGH THE ROCKIES by Debra Wagner won 1st Place in the Traditional Pieced, Professional category.
AUTUMN NOSTALGIA by Chizuko (Hana) Hill won 1st Place in the Innovative Pieced, Amateur category.
PEACE LILY by Eileen Bahring Sullivan won 1st Place in the Innovative Pieced, Professional category.
JULY by Jonathan Shannon won 1st Place in the Applique, Amateur category.
PEACOCKS by Dixie McBride won 1st Place in the Applique, Professional category.
PEACEABLE KINGDOM by Deborah Hall won 1st Place in the Other Techniques category.
R.E.M. (RAPID EYE MOVEMENT) by Faye Anderson won 1st Place in the Theme: Stars category.
ELIZABETHAN WOODS by Patricia B. Campbell won 1st Place in the Group/Team category.
ANCIENT DIRECTIONS by Alison Goss won Best Wall Quilt.
THE RED WINDOW by Lynn J. Crook won 1st Place in the Wall Quilt, Amateur category.
CONTINUUM by Jane Blair won 1st Place in the Wall Quilt, Professional category.
PARADISE LOST by Charlotte Warr Andersen won 1st Place in the Pictoral Wall Quilt category.
GENERATIONS by Kathleen Etherington-Schiano won the First Quilt award.
THE GARDEN by Dawn E. Amos won the Viewer’s Choice Award.
TO ENGLAND WITH LOVE by Zena Thorpe won the Wall Quilt Viewer’s Choice Award.
AQS Publishing put out nine books in 1991.
Quilt Art Engagement Calendar & AQS Wall Calendar
Quilts: The Permanent Collection
Award-Winning Quilts & Their Makers
Vol. 1: The Best of American Quilter’s society Shows 1985 – 1987
by American Quilter’s Society
Wonderful Wearables: A Celebration of Creative Clothing
by Virginia Avery
Classic Basket Quilts
by Liz Porter & Marianne Fons
The Art of Hand Applique
by Laura Lee Fritz
Marbling Fabrics for Quilters: A Guide for Learning & Teaching
by Kathy Fawcett and Carol Shoaf
Home Study Course in Quiltmaking
by Jeannie M. Spears