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  • Over 700 Quilts at Grand Rapids QuiltWeek in 2015! Enjoy this peek at the Special Exhibits that are coming to QuiltWeek in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on August 12-15, 2015.   Living Colour Living Colour! includes 32 vibrant works celebrating life across the spectrum, the result of the Living Colour! challenge exhibition curated by Australian fiber artist Brenda Gael Smith. The selections showcase the the world’s diversity and ...
  • Ann Hazelwood’s Colebridge Community Series What fun, tears, and drama we’ve read since Ann Hazelwood wrote her first Colebridge Community book, The Basement Quilt, in 2012. Since then, Ann walked us through the fine Missouri community whose residents seemed so familiar and so real.  We joined narrator Anne Brown Dickson in her flower shop through thick and thin, up and ...
  • What Does Appliqué Mean to YOU? The simplest explanation of appliqué is to place one layer of fabric over another larger piece, and sew it in place. It’s a creative way to bring design elements to the forefront and make them the stars of your quilt. There are many ways to make beautiful appliqué, and no technique is the best. It IS ...
  • Amtrak Discount Code for Syracuse! Amtrak is offering a 10% discount off the lowest available rail fare to Syracuse, New York, between July 26 and August 4, 2015! These dates include travel up to three days prior to the start date and three days following the close of the event. Refer to this Fare Code, X68W-928, when making your reservation. To ...
  • Lively Linda Hahn If you’ve ever been in a room with Linda J. Hahn, you’ll be smiling before you leave! It might not surprise you to know that Linda is a zumba fanatic. Her other passion is breaking complex quilt designs into easy-to-understand parts and adding her bright, lively sense of style. Named a National Quilting Association Certified Teacher ...
  • Video: A Little Bird Told Me I Could Appliqué Marie Blunk tried hand appliqué for the first time, entered her quilt in the AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah, Kentucky 2015 quilt contest, and won Third Place in the Bed Quilts: First Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest category sponsored by Statler Stitcher. AQS Director of Education Melissa Winters interviews Marie and finds out about the ...
  • Spring Time, a Winner for Rose Dumas This quilt is exceptionally detailed. It looks like a wholecloth quilt on the back! Enjoy quilting advice in this video interview with Rose Dumas. She made Spring Time, a beautiful quilt that won Third Place in the Wall Quilts: Home Machine Quilted category at Lancaster. Enjoy this close up:
  • VIDEO: The Bride Wore Red Portrait quilt maker Kay Donges started with some sparkly fabric and the result was The Bride Wore Red, winner of First Place for Small Wall Quilts: First Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest sponsored by YLI Corporation.
  • Quilt-Tripping Across the US – Summer 2015 We love AQS QuiltWeeks and we know you do, too! We searched the Internet and found our way across the country—and back—and across—and back to two AQS QuiltWeeks and many more local shows! Road trip, anyone? Black Canyon Quilt Show July 10-12, 2015 Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Drive Montrose, Colorado Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show July 11, 2015 Sisters, Oregon Celebration 2015 July 16-18, ...
  • Video: Lady of the Northern Lights Shari Guimont represents the Northern Lights Machine Quilters Guild of Duluth, Minnesota. The guild’s quilt, Lady of the Northern Lights, won Third Place in the Group Quilts category sponsored by Innova at AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah. It was a raffle quilt (now on loan from its new owner) and it was designed by quild member ...
  • Quilt Judge Scott Murkin: Making Choices Certified Quilt Judge Scott Murkin discusses the quilt judging process with AQS Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning. Hear about the “Wow!” factor, choosing Best of Show, and some of the specific criteria used when judging. Scott discusses initial screenings (including photographs) and drops some hints about having your quilt among those that are juried into ...
  • Famous Photo Becomes a Quilt: Hard Times If you are familiar with the famous photo “The Migrant Mother” taken by Dorothea Lange, you’ll be doubly amazed at the amazing piecing and thread painting done by Lynn Czaban! Her quilt, Hard Times, won Third Place in Small Wall Quilts: Pictorial, sponsored by Horn of America at AQS QuiltWeek® – Paducah, KY 2015. Click ...
  • AQS Summer Facebook Scavenger Hunt Let the Hunt Begin! Join the fun! See how many quilty things you can find on ShopAQS.com and win prizes, too! Six weeks of fun, six prize packages, six lucky winners! Over the next six weeks, search ShopAQS.com using the hints provided. Once you locate the product, jot down the item number and email your results to ...
  • Announcing Syracuse, NY 2015 Special Exhibits! Enjoy this peek at the Special Exhibits that are coming to QuiltWeek in Syracuse, July 29 through August 1, 2015: FOR THE FIRST TIME AT AN AQS QUILTWEEK, we’re proud to present: The Medium and the Message: The Quilts of Thomas Knauer Quilts are more than just beautiful; they are, first and foremost, about telling our stories and ...
  • Entering AQS Quilt Contests June 2, 2015 So you’d like to enter an AQS Quilt Contest, but it seems a little daunting? We have SO MANY answers for you, from photographing for the best look when entering (it makes a huge difference!), to step-by-step instructions for the online forms, to shipping tips. You’ll find the general contest page right HERE. You ...

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