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  • Video: VARIEGATED by Paige Alexander Enjoy AQ Editor-in-Chief Michele Duffy’s conversation with Paige Alexander of South Carolina, Honorable Mention award winner in Wall Quilts/Modern at AQS QuiltWeek – Charlotte, North Carolina 2014. Paige explains the creative process and the challenges she faced while making her unique quilt, VARIEGATED. Paige is a member of Modern Quilt Guild, and her inspiration was the ...
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  • Des Moines Special Events 2014 Everyone enjoys the AQS QuiltWeek events! From the outstanding contest entry quilts and fantastic special exhibits to the many vendors in the merchant mall, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Now, AQS is giving you even more to like. Join us for night time special events on Thursday and Friday. Can You Come Out To Play? is ...
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  • Free Pattern: North Carolina Star We’re enjoying the FIRST AQS QuiltWeek in Charlotte, North Carolina, July 30 through August 2, 2014. In honor of our newest show, enjoy making the faceted North Carolina Star Block with this free pattern. Click HERE for the North Carolina Star block pattern! This block pattern is from Vintage Quilt Blocks State by State by AQS ...
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