In 1996, Dolly the sheep is successfully cloned, Tickle Me Elmo was the hottest toy, and the American Quilter’s Society holds the 12th 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
AUBUSSON JARDEN PARTIERE by Betty Ekern Suiter won Best of Show
BALTIMORE REMEMBERED by Aileen Stannis won the Gingher Award for Workmanship
GOATO AND FRIENDS by Barbara Barber won the Bernina Award for Machine Workmanship.
RAGGEDY SUN WORSHIPERS by Jane Blair won the RJR Award for Best Wall Quilt
BETSY’S BASKETS by Debbie Hern received Judge’s Recognition by Judge Katie Pasquini Masopust
REACH FOR THE STARS by Teresa Duley received Judge’s Recognition by Judge Marsha McCloskey
MODERN GARDEN by Akiko Kawata received Judge’s Recognition by Judge Patricia J. Morris
SOARING IN PARADISE by Leah Keeler won the Viewer’s Choice Award, Quilts
THE LADIES OF FLYING FLOWER LANE by J. Colleen Fry Segroves won the Viewer’s Choice Award, Wall Quilts
A RAY OF SUMMER by Susan Webber McGrath won the Viewer’s Choice Award, Secret Garden Challenge
A BALTIMORE ADVENTURE – FLORA AND FAUNA by Ruth H. McIver won 1st Place in the Applique, Amateur category
FLOWER GARDEN by Keiko Miyauchi won 1st Place in the Applique, Professional category.
A SUITE FOR FLOWERS AND STARS by Noriko Masui won 1st Place in the Traditional Pieced, Amateur category.
EMPIRE BEAUTY by Betty Ann Lenz won 1st Place in the Traditional Pieced, Professional category
ICE CRYSTALS by Sharon Chambers won 1st Place in the Innovative Pieced, Amateur category
A SPRING RAIN by Akemi Hayasaka won 1st Place in the Innovative Pieced, Professional category
JOY RIDE by Libby Lehman won 1st Place in the Other Techniques category
PRESIDENT’S WREATH by Fay Pritts and Merl Pritts won 1st Place in the Group Quilt category
DOUBLE-NINE PATCH by Karen K. Stone won 1st Place in the Miniature Quilt category
FRACTAL by Jane LeValley won 1st Place in the Wall Quilt, Amateur category.
AN UNUSUAL LONE STAR by Karen K. Stone won 1st Place in the Wall Quilt, Professional category
IN PRIASE OF POPPIES by Emilie M. Belak won 1st Place in the Theme Wall Quilt: Flowers category
SEPTEMBER by Natalie Sewell won 1st Place in the Pictorial Wall Quilt category.
AQS Publishing put out fourteen books in 1996.
Quilt Art Engagement Calendar & Wall Calendar
Log Cabin with a Twist
by Barbara Kaempfer
American Quilt Blocks: 50 Patterns for 50 States
by Beth Summers
Caryl Bryer Fallert: A Spectrum of Quilts, 1983-1995
by Caryl Bryer Fallert
Ohio Star Quilts: New Quilts from an Old Favorite
Love to Quilt: Men’s Vests
by Alexandra C. Dupre
Blossoms by the Sea: Making Ribbon Flowers for Quilts
by Faye Labanaris
Helen’s Guide to quilting in the 21st century: Hand & Machine Quilting Designs
by Helen Squire
Ties – Ties – Ties: Traditional Quilts from Neckties
by Janet B. Elwin
Firm Foundations: Techniques and Quilt Blocks for Precision Piecing
by Jane Hall and Dixie Haywood
by Gwen Marston
Above & Beyond Basics
by Karen Kay Buckley
Miniature Quilts: Connecting New and Old Worlds
by Tina M. Gravatt
Silk Ribbons by Machine
by Jeanie Sexton
Klaudeen Hansen’s Addresses & Birthdays