Visit the Quilting World of 1987

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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.

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American Quilter magazine Spring issue 1987
American Quilter magazine Summer issue 1987
American Quilter magazine Fall issue 1987
American Quilter magazine Winter issue 1987

American Quilter Magazine

Volume III

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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.

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AQS Publishing published these creative books in 1987.

Quilt Art Engagement Calendar 1987 published by American Quilter's Society

1987 AQS Quilt Art Engagement Calendar

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Scarlet Ribbons by Helen Kelley, published by American Quilter's Society

Scarlet Ribbons
by Helen Kelley

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Sets & Borders by Gwen Marston and Joe Cunningham, published by American Quilter's Society in 1987.

Sets & Borders
by Gwen Marston and Joe Cunningham

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Dear Helen, Can you tell me all about quilting designs…
by Helen Squire

Dear Helen, Can You Tell Me...All About Quilting Designs by Helen Squire
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What were you quilting in 1987? What changes have you seen in your life? Leave a comment below, email us your photos, or share them in our Facebook group, Project Parade.

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Beth Harrington McCullough

These pictures bring back so many memories and confessions of still having some of the magazines and Quilt Art calendars! I became bitten by the quilt bug in 1987 when I began working at the family fabric store! So much was changing and remember dreams of attending Paducahs big show! Nice to see Bill and Meredith have bequeathed a wonderful place for all creative talents to still enjoy,learn and create.