Remember 1987? It was the year Full House came to TV and we were all a little obsessed with spool necklaces, Fan blocks, and Trip Around the World quilts. In Paducah, Kentucky, quilters gathered for the 3rd Annual Paducah Quilt Show.
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
AUTUMN RADIANCE by Sharon Rauba won Best of Show
VICTORIAN FANTASY OF FEATHERS AND LACE by Beverly Mannisto Williams the Gingher Award for Workmanship
MARINER’S COMPASS WITH FEATHERED SQUARES by Judy A. Fitzgerald won 1st Place in the Traditional Pieced, Amateur category.
NEW YORK BEAUTY by Martha B. Skelton won 1st Place in the Traditional Pieced, Professional category.
ESCAPE FROM CIRCLE CITY by Sylvia Pickell won 1st Place in the Innovative Pieced, Amateur category.
SUNDAYS IN THE GARDEN by Alison Goss won 1st Place in the Innovative Pieced, Professional category.
SHADED GRAPES by Nathalie Chick won 1st Place in the Applique, Amateur category.
NASTURIUM by Velda Newman won 1st Place in the Applique, Professional category.
CANDLEWICK by Doris Welton won 1st Place in the Other Techniques, Amateur category.
GARDEN NOUVEAU by Pat Denaxas won 1st Place in the Other Techniques, Professional category.
COMMUNITY BARN RAISING by Julee Prose won 1st Place in the Log Cabin category.
BERKELEY BLUE by Linda S. Perry won 1st Place in the Wall Quilt, Amateur category.
HOT STUFF by Sandra Heyman & Linda Nonken won 1st Place in the Group/Team category.
THREE FOR THE CROWN by Charlotte Warr Andersen won 1st Place in the Wall Quilt, Professional category.
RUN FOR THE ROSES by Lucille Daley won the Viewer’s Choice Award.
AQS Publishing published these creative books in 1987.
1987 AQS Quilt Art Engagement Calendar
by Helen Kelley
Sets & Borders
by Gwen Marston and Joe Cunningham
Dear Helen, Can you tell me all about quilting designs…
by Helen Squire