Visit the Quilting World of 2003

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

Volumes XIX

American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show & Contest

LIME LIGHT by Philippa Naylor won the Hancock’s of Paducah Best of Show Award

STAR FLOWER by Elsie M. Campbell won the Hand Workmanship Award

BLUEBERRY MORNING by Cynthia Schmitz won the BERNINA of America, Inc. Machine Workmanship Award

JUBILEE by Linda McCuean won the Gammill Sewing Machine, Inc. Longarm Machine Quilting Award

JAPANESE WATERBIRDS by Linda F. Dreyer won 1st Place in the Applique, Amateur category sponsored by Mountain Mist

PHARAOH by Sandra Frieze Leichmer won 1st Place in the Applique, Professional category sponsored by Fairfield

INTROSPECTIVELY HEXAGONAL by Pamela A. Danesi won 1st Place in the Traditional Pieced, Amateur category sponsored by Hobbs Bonded Fibers

EMPTY NEST by Barbara A. Perrin won 1st Place in the Traditional Pieced, Professional category sponsored by Coats & Clark

MY MOTHER’S GARDEN by Sharlene Jackson won 1st Place in the Mixed Techniques, Amateur category sponsored by EZ for Wrights

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY by Ricky Tims won 1st Place in the Mixed Techniques, Professional category sponsored by Hoffman Fabrics

CRESCENDO by Carol Taylor won 1st Place in the Innovative Pieced category sponsored by Robert Kaufman Fine Fabrics

TWILIGHT RENDEZVOUS by Inge Mardal and Steen Hougs won 1st Place in the Group Quilt category sponsored by Mettler

A PICNIC AMONG FLOWERS by Emiko Kawabata won 1st Place in the 1st Entry in AQS Contest category sponsored by Morgan Quality Products

PRIMROSE by Jane Holihan won 1st Place in the Miniatures category sponsored by Benartex Incorporated

CATHEDRAL by Kazue Takao won 1st Place in the Wall Quilt, Amateur category sponsored by Free Spirit

A TOUCH OF YELLOW by Carol A. Selepec won 1st Place in the Wall Quilt, Professional category sponsored by Dritz Collins

FLOWERS OF THE CROWN by Shirley P. Kelly won 1st place in the Pictorial Wall Quilt Category sponsored by Husqvarna Viking

THE CHIMNEYS – GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK by Barbara Webster, Sherry Durbin & Rachel Reese won 1st place in the Group Wall Quilt category sponsored by C&T Publishing

TOTEM by Gabrielle Swain won the RJR Fabrics Best Wall Quilt Award

WELSH DRESSER by Gwenfai Rees Griffiths won the McCall’s Quilting Wall Quilt Hand Workmanship Award

BLUE MEN by Hollis Chatelain won the Brother International Wall Quilt Machine Workmanship Award

NATIVE WEAVINGS FEATHERED STAR by Sherri Bain Driver won the Museum of the American Quilter’s Society Award for the Feathered Star: New Quilts from an Old Favorite Contest sponsored by Janome and Fairfield

SPRING OF MOUNTIAN by Machiko Yamamoto won the Viewer’s Choice Award.

PESWARA by Jenn Biddick won Judge’s Recognition from Judge Anita Shakelford sponsored by Possibilities

THE NIEBUR SISTERS by Nancy S. Brown won Judges Recognition from Judge Diane Gaudynski sponsored by Possibilities

SECRETS OF THE DAYLILIES by J. Phil Beaver won Judges Recognition from Judge Libby Lehman sponsored by Possibilities

GARDEN OF MY CLINGING CABIN VINE by Susan E. Turnquist won 1st place in the My Garden Contest

AQS Publishing put out the following books in 2003.

Quilt Art Engagement Calendar & Wall Calendar

by Rebecca Barker

Fancy Feathered Friends for Quilters
by Susan McKelvey

Fabric Dyeing for Beginners
by Vimala McClure

Keepsake Signature Quilts
by Sally Saulmon

Folded Fabric Squares & More
by Joyce Mori

Magic Quilts by the Slice
by Bethany S. Reynolds

Floral Illusions for Quilters
by Karen Combs

Feathered Star: New Quilts from an Old Favorite
by AQS

Dancing Quilts from Straight Pieces
by Debbie Bowles

Birds & Flowers Album
by Bea Oglesby

Quilt Savvy: Hand Quilting
by Virginia “Rusty” Hedrick

Dear Hannah In the Style of Jane A. Stickle
by Brenda Manges Papadakis

Back to Basics: Quilt Templates & Patterns Explained
by Pat Yamin

Three-Dimensional Applique & Embroidery Embellishment: Techniques for Today’s Album Quilt
by Anita Shackelford

The Quilted Cross
by J. Michelle Walls

Classic English Medallion Style Quilts
by Bettina Havig

Best of 4 Blocks & More
by Linda Giesler Carlson

Easy Floral Applique Patterns
by Eula Mae Long

What were you quilting in 2003? 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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Sara Van Buskirk

Love looking back at the older quilts & winners. So glad to see names we don’t see every single show as winners.