In 1993 Beanie Babies went on sale, everyone started asking, “Got Milk?” and American Quilter’s Society held their nineth AQS 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
AIR SHOW by Jonathan Shannon won Best of Show
TOUJOURS NOUVEAU by Suzanne Marshall won the Gingher Award for Hand Workmanship
FLORAL URNS by Debra Christine Wagner won the Bernina Award for Machine Workmanship.
AMISH MUTUAL-AID by Elsie Schlabach won 1st Place in the Traditional Pieced, Amateur category.
IRISH EYES by Irma Gail Hatcher won 1st Place in the Traditional Pieced, Professional category.
BENEATH THE DARKNESS, THERE WAS COLOR, AN IMPRESSION OF MONET by Connie Harris Fraser won 1st Place in the Innovative Pieced, Amateur category.
LEAVE OF MY SENSES by Paula Foresman won 1st Place in the Innovative Pieced, Professional category.
MARTHA’S VINEYARD by Kathy Nebel won 1st Place in the Applique, Amateur category.
GERANIUM by Velda E. Newman won 1st Place in the Applique, Professional category.
ESCAPADE by Libby Lehman won 1st Place in the Other Techniques category.
ILLUSION #2 by Caryl Bryer Fallert won 1st Place in the Theme: Triangles category.
…SO SHALL YE REAP by Charlotte Warr Andersen & Friends won 1st Place in the Group/Team category.
MOUNT PLEASANT MINERS by Nancy S. Brown won Best Wall Quilt.
EMERGENCE by Karen Hull Sienk won 1st Place in the Wall Quilt, Amateur category.
ALLEGHENY MOON by Sharon Heidingsfelder won 1st Place in the Wall Quilt, Professional category.
TOPOROCK AT DUSK by Suzanne M. Riggio won 1st Place in the Pictorial Wall Quilt category.
DYES OF HEAVEN by Jennie Petersen won the First Quilt Award.
AMISH AUTUMN: QUILTING TIME by J. Colleen Fry Segroves won the Viewer’s Choice Wall Quilt Award.
KENTUCKY HERITAGE QUILT SOCIETY BLOCK CONTEST SAMPLER by Joyce Lentz Norris & Friends won the Viewer’s Choice Award.
AQS Publishing put out 15 books in 1993.
Quilt Art Engagement Calendar
AQS Wall Calendar
A Patchwork of Pieces: An Anthology of Quilt Stories 1845 – 1940
compiled by Cuesta Ray Benberry & Carol Pinney Crabb
Award-Winning Quilts & Their Makers Vol. III
Spike & Zola
by Donna French Collins
Show Me Helen…How to Use Quilting Designs
by Helen Squire
Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns
by Barbara Brackman
New Jersey Quilts
by The Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey
More Projects & Patterns
by Judy Florence
Quilting Patterns from Native American Designs
by Dr. Joyce Mori
Quilting with Style: Principles for Great Pattern Design
by Gwen Marston & Joe Cunningham
Old Favorites In Miniature
by Tina M. Gravatt
Jacobean Applique: Book 1, “Exotica”
by Patricia B. Campbell & Dr. Mimi Ayars
Seasons of the Heart & Home Series: Quilts for a Summer Day
by Jan Patek
Seasons of the Heart & Home Series: Quilts for a Winter’s Day
by Jan Patek