Visit the Quilting World of 1995

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American Quilter's Society 35th Anniversary

In 1995, North America’s largest airport opened, Denver International, Full House aired their last episode, and American Quilter’s Society held their 11th 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 magazine Spring 1995
AQ magazine summer 1995
AQ magazine Fall 1995

American Quilter Magazine

Volume XI

American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show & Contest

MIGRATION #2 by Caryl Bryer Fallert won Best of Show

LILIES ARE FOREVER by Carole Steiner won the Gingher Award for Workmanship

LILIES ARE FOREVER by Carole Steiner

SUNBURST QUILT by Debra Wagner won the Bernina Award for Machine Workmanship

NEBRASKA SUNFLOWER by Patricia L. Styring won 1st Place in the Applique, Amateur category.

MY GARDEN by Jane Holihan won 1st Place in the Applique, Professional category.

ERICH’S CROWN by Beverly Heinz Cosby won 1st Place in the Traditional Pieced, Amateur category.

SOLSTICE by Barbara Barber won 1st Place in the Traditional Pieced, Professional category.

GRIDLOCK by Martha Brooks won 1st Place in the Innovative Pieced, Amateur category.

PERUVIAN PRIMITIVE by Hallie H. O’Kelley won 1st Place in the Other Techniques, Amateur category.

A CHARLESTON BASKET by Cobblestone Quilters Guild of Charleston, SC won 1st Place in the Group Quilt category.

BAQ 93 by Ann Johnston won 1st Place in the Miniature category.

HOT FUN by Melody Johnson won Best Wall Quilt.

PARADISE by Teresa McPeak won 1st Place in the Wall Quilt, Amateur category.

TREE OF LIFE – SPRING by Jane A. Sassaman won 1st Place in the Wall Quilt, Professional category.

PIGEON PT. AND SANDPIPERS by Vicki Johnson won 1st Place in the Pictorial Wall Quilt category.

RIO HONDO  by Katie Pasquini Masopust won 1st Place in the Theme Wall Quilt: Seasons category.

SKRAP/APLE by Betty A. Lenz won Judge’s Recognition – Anita Shackelford.

ANCIENT STORIES by Charlotte Patera won Judge’s Recognition – Moneca Calvert

BROWN QUILT by Maggie Potter won Judge’s Recognition – Bettina Havig

PRAIRIE DREAMER by Dawn Amos won the Viewer’s Choice Wall Quilts Award.

THE BRIDE by Linda M. Pool won the Viewer’s Choice Award.

SALLY THROUGH THE GARDEN by Nancy Ota won the Viewer’s Choice, Magic Carpet Challenge Award.

AQS Publishing put out fifteen books in 1995.

Quilt Art Engagement Calendar & Wall Calendar

Tessellations and Variations: Creating One-Patch and Two Patch Quilts
by Barbara Ann Caron

Celtic Style Floral Applique: Designs Using Interlaced Scrollwork
by Scarlett Rose

New Patterns from Old Architecture
by Carol Wagner

Log Cabin Quilts – New Quilts from an Old Favorite
by AQS

Gatherings: America’s Quilt Heritage
by Kathlyn F. Sullivan

Precision Patchwork for Scrap Quilts: Anytime, Anywhere…
by Jeannette Tousley Muir

Mola Techniques for Today’s Quilters
by Charlotte Patera

A Quilted Christmas
Edited by Bonnie Browning

Paint & Patches
by Vicki L. Johnston

Jacobean Applique: Book II, “Romantica”
by Patricia B. Campbell and Mimi Ayars, Ph.D

Sampler Quilts from Native American Designs
by Joyce Mori

Plaited Patchwork
by Shari Cole

What were you quilting in 1995? 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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Linda Clark

What are the differences between the amateur and professional classes? Who are entered in which classes? The amateurs are just as beautiful as the professionals.

Trina Weller

1995 was the year I entered a quilt in the Paducah Show. It was a wall quilt called Georgia On My Mind and I designed my quilt based on the red poppy painting of Georgia O’Keefe. I painted my own fabric for the first time. It was mostly machine pieced with some hand appliqué. It was one of the last quilts I also hand quilted. It was a thrill to visit the show and see my quilt. I was able to share the experience with my mother, an avid quilter who passed away last year.