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  • Booking Hotel Rooms in Chattanooga Booking hotel rooms is easier than ever in Chattanooga! Hotels throughout the city are participating in AQS QuiltWeek®. Each of the hotels has provided a reduced rate for AQS attendees. To get your choice of hotels, now is the time to book your rooms from this list of hotels: Chattanooga Choo Choo Chattanooga Marriott/Downtown Comfort Inn/Downtown Courtyard by MarriottDowntown Country Inn ...
  • Technology & Quiltmaking Do you own a computer? Point-and-shoot camera? Smart phone? Tablet? Are you using this equipment in producing and/or photographing your quilts. Or, do you need to learn more about it before you try to use today’s technology? Let’s start by looking at some design software. Electric Quilt software has been around for twenty years now. I have ...
  • Fun at AQS QuiltWeek in Charlotte There is still time to join in the fun at AQS QuiltWeek in Charlotte, North Carolina, July 30 – August 2, 2014. Start by booking your hotel room – there are still some rooms available for $129 plus taxes at the Charlotte Marriott City Center. Click here to book your room, or call 1-(800) 228-9290 and ...
  • Free Pattern – HYDE PARK In the early 1980s while living in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Judy Laquidara was wasting time during her lunch hour when she stumbled across a little quilt shop. In the days and weeks following, she spent many lunch hours (and most of her earnings!) in that little quilt shop. From the purchase of a “longarm” machine that ...
  • Video: AQS Quilt Show 1992 Enjoy this look back at the 1992 AQS Quilt Show in Paducah, Kentucky. You’ll see delightful interviews with Claudia Edmonds, Libby Lehman, Beverly Cosby, Zena Thorpe, Anne Oliver (Best of Show), Catherine Bahnsen, and Eunice Hill. The theme was “Windows.” And keep watching for a 1992 quilted fashion show—complete with the exaggerated shoulder lines of ...
  • THE VALUE OF GEARS: an Interview with Judith Phelps THE VALUE OF GEARS, 51 x 51 Judith Phelps, Battle Ground, Washington Judith is enthusiastic about what she likes: “I love color and detail. I love appliqué and embroidery. I love art quilts.” She’s an artist who has been a quilter for ten years, and this is the first year she has entered a quilt in a ...
  • July Already? July may have caught you by surprise, but autumn won’t sneak up on you. Think “burnished golds, deep reds, and leaves” and start stitching now! The full-size Fall Into Spring pattern is a gorgeous place to start! Here’s more about Cheryl See’s award-winning quilt, FALL INTO SPRING, and a glimpse into her techniques. Enjoy making placemats with ...
  • Great Rate for Marriott City Center in Charlotte, NC Need a hotel room in Charlotte, North Carolina, between July 29 and August 3? These reduced rates for the Charlotte Marriott City Center will save you more than $100 compared with the current room online rate of $269. Book your room(s) for just $129 plus taxes per night! Click this link to book your room(s). Or, call (800) 228-9290 ...
  • Register, Book Your Room & Join Us in Chattanooga Now that registration is open for AQS QuiltWeek in Chattanooga, complete your registration for the show, and then don’t forget to book your hotel room. We want you to join in all of the fun in the Scenic City – yes, that’s Chattanooga! Working with the Visitors Bureau, AQS has negotiated reduced rates at hotels throughout ...
  • Summer at My Quilt Place Click on the photos and the links to see more information about each quilt and quilter–then click your “back arrow” to come back for more! Yippeeee!!! Summer is here, so I’ve been scouring the My Quilt Place Gallery for quilts that look like warm breezes and colorful fun! Above, just a portion of MONKEY BUSINESS by ...
  • At Grand Rapids: the QUILT OF BELONGING! The monumental textile mosaic, QUILT OF BELONGING, is heading for the QuiltWeek event in Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 20-23, 2014! It’s a 120-foot-long recording of human history; you will certainly be touched by the hearts of the 263 cultures responsible for the blocks. The QUILT OF BELONGING, a project which began in 1999 and was completed ...
  • Video – SIERRA by Marina Landi AQS Executive Show Director Bonnie Browning talks with Marina Landi (and her interpreter, Kathy) from Sao Paulo, Brazil, about Marina’s quilt, SIERRA. The quilt received Honorable Mention in the Small Wall Quilts-Pictorial category sponsored by Horn of America at AQS QuiltWeek–Paducah, Kentucky 2014. Marina loves brights, and enjoys working with silk. The brilliant colors used in ...
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  • Great Hotel Rates in Charlotte!       Want to save some money? AQS can help you do just that! Don’t miss out on the great hotel rates for attendees at AQS QuiltWeek – Charlotte 2014. AQS has negotiated reduced rates for those attending AQS QuiltWeek – check out these rates! These special rates expire on July 1… so don’t delay in booking your room! Charlotte ...

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