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American Quilter's Society 35th Anniversary

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 17

American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show & Contest

KELLS: MAGNUM OPUS by Zena Thorpe won the Hancock’s of Paducah Best of Show Award

BLUE EARTH FILLED WITH WATER AND FLOWERS by Keiko Miyauchi won the Timeless Treasures Fabrics Excellence in Hand Workmanship Award

ENLIGHTENMENT by Vicki Hallmark won the BERNINA of American Excellence in Machine Workmanship Award

QUEEN EMA’S CHANDELIER by Mineko Momose won 1st Place in the Applique, Amateur category sponsored by Mountain Mist

POPPY FIELD by Emily Parson won 1st Place in the Applique, Professional category sponsored by Fairfield

RICH’S MILLENNIUM STARS by Barbara A. Perrin won 1st Place in the Traditional Pieced, Amateur category sponsored by Hobbs Bonded Fibers

CALIFORNIA REEL by Allison Lockwood won 1st Place in the Traditional Pieced, Professional category sponsored by Coats & Clark

WHEN SPRING HAS COME by Chizuru Umemora won 1st Place in the Mixed Techniques, Amateur category sponsored by EZ Quilting by Wrights

WINDS OVER THE FIELD by Junko Sawanda won 1st Place in the Mixed Techniques, Professional category sponsored by Hoffman Fabrics

COLORSLIDE by Angela W. Kamen won 1st Place in the Innovative Pieced category sponsored by Robert Kaufman Fine Fabrics

TWINKLE STARS by Ruth Powers and Friends won 1st Place in the Group Quilt category sponsored by Mettler and American & Efird

ON SAFARI by Constance Clinton won 1st Place in the First Entry in AQS Contest, Amateur category sponsored by That Patchwork Place

THE BOUQUET by Jessie A. Harrison won 1st Place in the Miniature category sponsored by Benartex Incorporated

FOREST FIRE by Cindy Vough won 1st Place in the Wall Quilt, Amateur category sponsed by Free Spirit

SUNLIGHT IN THE FOREST by Elaine Plogman won 1st Place in the Wall Quilt, Professional category sponsored by Fiskars

FAMOUS WOMEN IN ART WITH QUILTING BACKGROUNDS by Faye Anderson won 1st Place in the Pictorial Wall Quilt category sponsored by Husqvarna Viking

PARTY OF THREE by Susan Cleveland won 1st Place in the Theme Wall Quilt category sponsored by Dritz & Collins

BOUNDARIES CROSSED by Sue Gilgen and Sue Thompson won 1st Place in the Goup Wall Quilt,  category sponsored by C&T Publishing

IT’S NOT SUMMER YET by Inge Mardal won the RJR Fashio Fabrics Best Wall Quilt Award

SILVER SPLENDOR by Andrea Perejda won the McCall’s Quilting Wall Quilt Hand Workmanship Award

BASICALLY BAROQUE by Jo Grooms won the Brother International Wall Quilt Machine Workmanship Award

TRACKING CENTER by Michele Hardy received Judges’ Recognition from AQS Judge David Walker sponsored by Possibilities

BLUE FOR JULIE by Jan Magee received Judges’ Recognition from AQS Judge Judi Warren Blaydon sponsored by Possibilities

SUNDAY QUILT by Bridget Wilson Matlock, Patty Ashworth, Tone Haugen-Cogburn, and Candace Tucker received Judges’ Recognition from AQS Judge Carol Butzke sponsored by Possibilities

OPEN SEASON by Cynthia England won the Viewers’ Choice Award

NIGHT VISION  by Linda Webster won the Viewers’ Choice – Wall Quilt Award

AQS Publishing put out twenty-one books in 2001.

Quilt Art Engagement Calendar & Wall Calendar

Petal Play the Traditional Way
by Joan Shay

Dazzling Stars
by Carleen Parlato & Victoria Stuart

Stack-n-Whackier
by Bethany S Reynolds

Machine Applique: A Sampler of Techniques
by Sue Nickels

Double Wedding Ring Quilts Coming Full Circle
by Susan Stein

Wildflower Album: Applique & Embroidery Patterns
by Bea Oglesby

Bonnet Girls: Patterns of the Past
by Helen R Scott

Quilts for Chocolate Lovers
by Janet Jones Worley

Applique Designs My Mother Taught Me to Sew
by Faye Anderson

Cutting Curves from Straight Pieces
by Debbie Bowles

Dutch Flower Pot Quilts
by Anja Townrow

Oxymorons: Absurdly Logical Quilts
designed by the Renagades, edited by Dianne Hire

Uncovering Traditional Quilts: Adventures in Piecing
by Joyce Jones

Bear’s Paw: New Quilts from Old Favorites
edited by AQS

Any Body Can Learn to Quilt
by Bonnie K. Browning

Stellar Journeys: Flying Geese & Star Quilts
by Gail Garber

Antique Quilting Designs
by Roberta Benvin

Double Vision Companions & Choices: An Exhibition of Quilts and Paintings
curated by Rod Buffington

More Vertical Quilts with Style
by Bobbie Aug and Sharon Newman

What were you quilting in 2001? 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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Kerry Davidson

Wow, none of these quilts would be out of place in a quilt show today. They are all gorgeous. And, I didn’t realise that Stack & Whack had been around for so long, shows that it’s interesting.