Visit the Quilting World of 1998

American Quilter's Society 35th Anniversary

In 1998, our homes were overrun with Furbies, Titanic was the most popular movie, and American Quilter’s Society held the 14th Annual Quilt Show & Contest.

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

Volume XIV

American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show & Contest

THE BEATLES QUILT by Pat Holly and Sue Nickels won Best of Show

JELLYBEAN by Angela W. Kamen won Best Wall Quilt

LITTLE BROWN BIRD by Margaret Docherty won the Gingher Award for Excellence in Hand Workmanship

SWEETHEART ON PARADE by Diane Gaudynski won the Bernina Award for Excellence in Machine Workmanship

REMEMBERING THE NORFOLK PINES OF MAUI by Judy Schwarzmann won the Wall Quilt – Hand Workmanship Award

SPELLBOUND AND MYSTIFIED by Adina Sullivan won the Wall Quilt – Machine Workmanship Award

A NEW AGE RED & WHITE by Allison Lockwood won 1st Place in the Traditional Pieced, Amateur category.

PINEAPPLE by Jane Hall won 1st Place in the Traditional Pieced, Professional category.

RAINIER AMERICANA by Lorraine E. Simmons won 1st Place in the Applique, Amateur category.

WISCONSIN WHISPERS by Linda M. Roy won 1st Place in the Applique, Professional category.

WOODROSE GARDENS by Millie Derry won 1st Place in the Mixed Techniques, Amateur category.

PETROGLYPH by Patricia L. Styring won 1st Place in the Mixed Techniques, Professional category.

FIRST THOUGHT by Barbara Olson won 1st Place in the Innovative Pieced category.

KINDAMO FAMILY ALBUM  by Corine R. K. Buechner & Mona Cumberledge  won 1st Place in the Group Quilt category.

HOLIDAY INN BLUES (13″ x 17″) by Linda Batchelor won 1st Place in the Miniature category.

MY HEART – MY LOVELY ISLAND by Sachiko Kawamitsu won 1st Place in the Wall Quilt, Amateur category.

SIXTEEN BASKETS OF MUD by Diane Gaudynski won 1st Place in the Wall Quilt, Professional category.

SAHEL by Hollis Chatelain won 1st place in the Pictorial Wall Quilt category.

TRINITY CHURCH by Sally J. Handwerk won 1st Place in the Theme Wall Quilt category

AUTUMN DRESDEN GARDEN by Paula Baxley was awarded Judge’s Recognition by Judge Katy Christopherson

REFLECTIONS OF BALTIMORE by Wilhelmina Vandevoorde was awarded Judge’s Recognition by Judge Libby Lehman

SKETCHES OF WARREN by Pamela A. Danesi was awarded Judge’s Recognition by Judge Kathlyn Sullivan

VIOLETS FOR WENDY – WALK INTO THE LIGHT by Lois French won the Viewer’s Choice Award.

LINDA’S LACE by Linda M. Pool won the Wall Quilts – Viewer’s Choice Award

FEATHERED GALAXY by Alice Norman won the Viewer’s Choice Award for the Stars and Beyond Challenge.

AQS Publishing put out ten books in 1998.

Quilt Art Engagement Calendar & Wall Calendar

The Wholecloth Garment Stori
by Mary Stori

Pineapple Quilts: New Quilts from an Old Favorite
edited by Barbara Smith

Navigating Compass Designs
by Barbara Caron

Quilts with a View
by Faye Labanaris

Dye & Discharge
by Sara Newberg King

Blooms & Baskets
by Emily G. Senuta

One Block = Many Quilts
by Agnete Kay

Dating Fabrics: A Color Guide 1800-1960
by Eileen Trestain

What were you quilting in 1998? 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.

Take a look back in time with this video from the 1998 AQS Quilt Show & Contest. Take a look at the quilts, meet the quilters, and join the fun!

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Jackie Owens

Thank you so much for your retrospective of AQS. I’ve been a member since almost the beginning and am enjoying the trip down memory lane among the amazing quilts.