Visit the Quilting World of 1993

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American Quilter's Society 35th Anniversary

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.

AQ Spring 1993
AQ Summer 1993
AQ Fall 1993

American Quilter Magazine

Volume IX

American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show & Contest

AIR SHOW by Jonathan Shannon won Best of Show

AIR SHOW by Jonathan Shannon

TOUJOURS NOUVEAU by Suzanne Marshall won the Gingher Award for Hand Workmanship

TOUJOURS NOUVEAU by Suzanne Marshall

FLORAL URNS by Debra Christine Wagner won the Bernina Award for Machine Workmanship.

FLORAL URNS by Debra Christine Wagner

AMISH MUTUAL-AID by Elsie Schlabach won 1st Place in the Traditional Pieced, Amateur category.

AMISH MUTUAL-AID by Elsie Schlabach

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.

ESCAPADE by Libby Lehman

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

Not Shown:

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 and their Makers by American Quilter's Society

Award-Winning Quilts & Their Makers Vol. III
by AQS

Spike & Zola
by Donna French Collins

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

What were you quilting in 1993?  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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Debra Willner

This was the first AQS show I attended. The top quilt made by Jonathan Shannon was breathtaking! It is sad you can’t show the back of this quilt also as it was just as amazing as the front!! I found the International quilts intersting, especially one that was entered from Japan that had zippers incorporated into the design (it obviously has stuck in my brain since then!). I loved getting around to all the area on the trolleys, the amazing shops where all the townsfolk were so helpful, and of course, the amazing dogwood blossoms! Paducah has grown to accommodate… Read more »

Wow! That’s when Barbara Brackman’s Block Encycloppedia came out? It’s STILL frequently cited as a one of the main “go to” references for block information. I own a copy of Marston and Cunningham’s “Quilting with Style” (also still two of the legends in the business) and frequently refer to it for quilt stitch designs as well.

Joan Radven

These same quilts could be winners even today!