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  • VIDEO: RED FEATHERS is a Winner! RED FEATHERS is the distinctive quilt that won 3rd Place, Large Quilts–Longarm Machine Quilted at the 2015 AQS QuiltWeek® event in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Marilyn Badger, who did the intricate quilting, was interviewed by AQS Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning: The innovative design was pieced and appliqued by Claudia Clark Meyers. Enjoy Marilyn’s description of the ...
  • Video: Cathy Geier Wins 1st Place-Wall, Landscape at Albuquerque 2015 Cathy Geier begain this quilt as an experiment in capturing a tree in sunset. The experiment was successful! She became the 1st Place winner, Wall Quilts – Landscape at the Albuquerque QuiltWeek event in January. Cathy uses many innovative techniques; be sure to watch this video to learn more about her beautiful quilt, SUNSET SENTINEL, ...
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  • Video: Connie Griner at Albuquerque QuiltWeek 2015 AQS Director of Education Melissa Winters interviews Connie Griner, who won 2nd Place in the Large Quilts–Home Machine Quilted category at the 2015 QuiltWeek event in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Connie was looking for a quilting challenge upon her retirement in 2013, and she found this quilt pattern by Pat Holly and Sue Nickels as a block ...
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  • Meet Linda Carlson at Lancaster in 2015 Linda Carlson is a quilter with an appealing sense of humor, a fabric line for modern quilters and sewists, a history-loving attitude, and teaching is her first love! A special announcement from Linda and AQS: If you’ve considered taking a class with Linda Carlson, the AQS QuiltWeek—Lancaster event will be your last opportunity to do so. ...
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