Visit the Quilting World of 1994

American Quilter's Society 35th Anniversary

In 1994, was founded, the sitcom Friends began its 10 season run, and American Quilter’s Society held their 10th annual AQS QuiltWeek 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

Volume X

American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show & Contest

WILD ROSE by Fay Pritts won Best of Show

CONWAY ALBUM (I’M NOT FROM BALTIMORE) by Irma Gail Hatcher won the Gingher Award for Workmanship

ONE FISH, TWO FISH, RED FISH, BLUE FISH by Laura Heine won the Bernina Award for Machine Workmanship

HAMMERED AT HOME by Isis Aycock won Best Wall Quilt

PIECE AND QUIET won 1st Place in the Pictorial Wall Quilt category.

IN THE BEGINNING by Elaine Plogman won 1st Place in the Wall Quilt, Professional category.

YELLOW MONDAY by Elsie Moser won 1st Place in the Wall Quilt, Amateur category.

CHERRY BASKET by Carol B. Hood and Friends won 1st Place in the Group Quilt category.

MAKE A WISH – A PIECED CONFECTION by Wendy M. Richardson won 1st Place in the Theme: Celebrations category.

BRIDAL BOUQUET by Janice R. Streeter won 1st Place in the Other Techniques category.

NEW YORK BEAUTY by Karen K. Stone won 1st Place in the Innovative Pieced, Professional category.

LOG CABIN GALAPAGOS by Pamela Nell won 1st Place in the Innovative Pieced, Amateur category.

DELECTABLE MOUNTAIN STAR by Carol E. Butzke won 1st Place in the Traditional Pieced, Professional category.

THE WHIG’S WERE SCRAPPED by Cindy Goff won 1st Place in the Traditional Pieced, Amateur category.

XANADU by Faye Anderson won 1st Place in the Applique, Professional category.

BOUQUET IN A GENTLE WIND by Noriko Masui won 1st Place in the Applique, Amateur category.

STAR OF PIONEER by Keiko Ogata won a Judges’ Recognition Award.

TALL SHIPS by Mary Novak won a Judges’ Recognition Award.

SAN ANTONIO ALBUM by the Greater San Antonio Quilt Guild  won a Judges’ Recognition Award.

LOVE ONE ANOTHER by Paula Hottovy won the Viewer’s Choice Award.

AQS Publishing put out 14 books in 1994.

Quilt Art Engagement Calendar & Wall Calendar

Straight Stitch Machine Applique: History, Patterns & Instructions for This Easy Technique
By Betty Martin

Striplate Piecing: Piecing Circle Designs with Speed and Accuracy
By Debra Wagner

The Stori Book of Embellishing: Great Ideas for Garments
By Mary Stori

Roots, Feathers & Patterns
4-Block Quilts: Their History & Patterns
Book 1
By Linda Giesler Carlson

Time Span Quilts – New Quilts from Old Tops
By Becky Herdie

Victorian Quilts 1875-1900: They Aren’t All Crazy
By Paul D. Pilgram

Double Wedding Ring Quilts: New Quilts from Old Favorites
Edited by Victoria Faoro

Fabric Postcards
Landmarks & Landscapes – Monuments & Meadows
By Judi Warren

Three –Dimensional Applique and Embroidery Embellishment: Techniques for Today’s Album Quilt
By Anita Shackelford

Applique Patterns from Native American Beadwork Designs
By Dr. Joyce Mori

Tricks with Chintz: Using Large Prints to add New Magic to Traditional Quilt Blocks
By Nancy S. Breland

Award-Winning Quilts & Their Makers, Vol. IV 1992-1993

What were you quilting in 1994? 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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Wendy Crawford

I was a part of the Greater San Antonio Quilt Guild then (from 89 to 96). We were *so* excited that our quilt won!!! It is all San Antonio landmarks, turned into scherenschnitte (German paper cutting). This year was also terribly exciting, as Cynthia England has just been to our guild, and taught a class. This year also launched Irma Gail Hatcher and Karen Stone into super-startdom! I remember this year well….


Cynthia England won Best of Show at the 1993 International Quilt Show in Houston, TX for “Piece and Quiet”. She is amazing! It was the first quilt show I attended with my late mother-in-law. Wonderful memories.