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
TRIBUTE TO TOLKIEN by Sue McCarty won the American Quilter’s Society Best of Show Award
VINTAGE BUTTON BOUQUET by Linda M. Roy won the American Quilter’s Society Hand Workmanship Award
CHARISMA by Mildred Sorrells won the BERNINA Machine Workmanship Award
GLORIA’S GARDEN by Susan Stewart & Gloria Meyer won the Gammill Quilting Systems Longarm Machine Quilting Award
FASHIONABLE LADIES OF THE ’20s by Valeta Hensley won the Moda United Notions Best Wall Quilt Award
HEARTFUL DAYS by Aki Sakai Hachioji won the Coats & Clark Wall Hand Workmanship Award
THE CALM AFTER THE STORM by Inge Mardal & Steen Hougs won the Brother Wall Machine Workmanship Award
HOMAGE by Mary Vaneecke won the Handi Quilter Wall Lonarm Workmanship Award
PINK ELEPHANTS TOO by Pat Holly won the Benartex Best Minature Award
FLOWERS IN AQUA by Kumiko Funaki won 1st Place in the Hand Quilted Bed Quilts category sponsored by Superior Threads
RED AND GREEN REDUX by Lynn Isenberg won 1st Place in the Home Sewing Machine Bed Quilts category sponsored by EQ Quilting by Simplicity Creative Group
WINGS AND FEATHERS by Mark Sherman won 1st Place in the Longarm/Midarm Bed Quilts category sponsored by Hobbs Bonded Fibers, as well as the Viewer’s Choice Award.
ISTANBUL’S FLOWER by Hisae Abe won 1st Place in the 1st Entry in an AQS Quilt Contest Bed Quilt category sponsored by Morga No-Slip Hoops & Quilt Stands.
REMEMBERING “KELLY” by Shirley P. Kelly won 1st Place in the Pictorial Large Wall Quilts category sponsored by Elna.
GARDEN FROST by Patricia Johnson & Dawn Cavanaugh won 1st Place in the Longarm/Midarm Large Wall Quilts category sponsored by Robert Kaufman Fabrics.
PUEBLO RAIN by Shirley P. Kelly won 1st Place in the Home Sewing Machine Large Wall Quilts category sponsored by Baby Lock.
CWLWM LAFANT by Gwenfia Rees Griffiths won 1st Place in the Hand Quilted Large Wall Quilts category sponsored by Fairfield.
MOTHER-DAUGHTER REWORK by Barbara Polton won 1st Place in the Group Bed Quilts category sponsored by Mettler.
THE LEGEND OF GUIMAR by Suzanne Marshall won 1st Place in the Hand Quilted Small Wall Quilts category sponsored by FreeSpirit.
BUSY BEES & FRIENDS by Karen Eckmeier won 1st Place in the Home Sewing Machine Small Wall Quilts category sponsored by Koala Cabinets.
THE GEISHA AND THE SERVING GIRL by Marilyn Badger & Claudia Clark Myers won 1st Place in the Longarm/Midarm Small Wall Quilts category sponsored by Hoffman Fabrics.
SNAPSHOT SHANNON’S BANTAM by Denise Tallon Havlan won 1st Place in the Pictorial Quilts Small Wall Quilts category sponsored by Husqvarna Viking.
THE GIFT by Debra Archer and Diane Schotl won 1st Place in the 1st Entry in AQS Quilt Contest Small Wall Quilts category sponsored by YLI.
THREADS OF GOLD by Mildred Sorrells won 1st Place in the Miniature Quilts category sponsored by Benartex.
MOONDANCE by Melanie West received Judges’ Recognition from Judge Karen Kay Buckley sponsored by APQS.
FLOWING COUNTERPOINT by Leslie Rego received Judges’ Recognition from Judge Libby Lehman sponsored by APQS.
DREAMING FIREWORKS by Etsuko Iitaka received Judges’ Recognition from Judge Donna Wilder sponsored by APQS.
AQS Publishing put out twenty-six books in 2010.
Quilt Art Engagement Calendar & Wall Calendar
Patchwork 4 Ways
By Kathleen Hulett
By Kathryn Schmidt
Jelly Roll Quilts & More
By Kimberly Einmo
Liberated Quiltmaking II
Beautiful Alphabet Applique
By Zena Thorpe
By Judy Laquidara
Applique in Reverse
By Teri Henderson Tope
Amazing Ways to Use Circles & Rays
By Renae Haddadin
3D Folded Blocks
By Geesje Baron & Esther Vermeer
100 Sweet Treats by and for Quilters
By Ann Hazelwood
Sunflower: New Quilts from an Old Favorite
By Linda Baxter Lasco
Yo-Yo Dolls & Doll Quilts
By Bobbie McClure Long
Masterful Machine Pieced Quilts
By Jean Biddick
Adaptable Quilting Designs
By Sue Patten
Creative Sewing Techniques by Machine
Edited by Nancy Fiedler
Freemotion Quilting Handbook
By Judy Woodworth
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Piecing
By Ann Seely & Joyce Stewart
Simply Dynamic Sampler Quilts
By Marlanne L. Hatton
Dual Image Applique
By Dilys Fronks
Vivacious Curvy Quilts
By Dianne Hire
Cuddly Snuggly Quilts
By Linda Johnson & Jane K. Wells
Hand Applique with Embroidery
By Sandra Leichner
Men and the Art of Quiltmaking
Flip Flop Block Quilts
By Kathie Alyce