Friday January 1st 2016

‘American Quilter’s Society’ Archives

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 [Read More]

DMAQG–500 Members Strong!

DMAQG–500 Members Strong!

Here’s a spotlight on a big, busy guild that does so much for others! Introducing: The Des Moines Area Quilters Guild! Mina Lea (Mike) Wigg, owner of Des Moines’s first quilt shop, Mrs. Wigg’s Cabbage Patch, suggested that quilters in the area should get together [Read More]

AQS: Sponsoring Phi Theta Kappa in the Fight Against Cancer!

AQS: Sponsoring Phi Theta Kappa in the Fight Against Cancer!

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once [Read More]

Meet Linda Carlson at Lancaster in 2015

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 [Read More]

Learn at AQS QuiltWeek Lectures!

Learn at AQS QuiltWeek Lectures!

The lecture halls at AQS QuiltWeeks provide fulfilling opportunities to learn from the best quilters in the world and, with average hour-long scheduled times, they easily fit into your QuiltWeek schedule! At QuiltWeek lectures, you have an up-close-and-personal opportunity [Read More]

Come to QuiltWeek 2016 in Florida and 7 More!

At AQS, we like to plan ahead. So we’re happy to announce that a NEW QUILTWEEK EVENT will be held at Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida, on February 24-27, 2016! That brings our QuiltWeek number to an all-time high with EIGHT fabulous events full of contest quilts [Read More]

Young Creative Artist? You might win!

Young Creative Artist? You might win!

If you are a young creative artist or art student… If you love to work with fabric, fibers, textiles of any kind… If you love what you do and want others to see it, too… It’s time to put your work on display! Enter by 11:59 p.m. on May 1, 2015 [Read More]

AQS on Pinterest

AQS on Pinterest

Who doesn’t love Pinterest pinning? I’m guessing you might say that only if you haven’t tried it! The highly popular (and some may say addictive) online bulletin board allows you to save images of all the things you love to “Boards.”  How [Read More]

New Mexico Block

New Mexico Block

Hello, Albuquerque! In honor of our first-ever AQS QuiltWeek in Albuquerque, New Mexico, here’s a unique block with lots of color possibilities. You might want to try your colored pencils or markers on a few copied sheets of this block for a little extra fun. Please note [Read More]

Online Voting — Dogwood Challenge!

Online Voting — Dogwood Challenge!

The challenge was accepted, photos of quilts were submitted, and it’s time to VOTE ONLINE for the winner of the AQS 30th Anniversary Dogwood Online Quilt Competition! At least 50% of the fabric used in the challenge quilts was required to be from the AQS Anniversary [Read More]

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Finish Your Forest Friends Scene

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Make a home for your six Forest Friends (see below for links) with these background elements. Make the scene your own [Read More]

AQS Countdown to Christmas Quilt

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Let’s Count Down to Christmas with 25 blocks designed for template handwork. Steal quiet moments throughout the [Read More]

The QuiltWeek Year in Review 2015

The QuiltWeek Year in Review 2015

Quilters and friends, thank you for a year of fun and fabulous quilts! Grab a cup of tea and relax in a comfy chair. [Read More]

So MANY Free Patterns!

So MANY Free Patterns!

When you sign up for the AQS e-newsletter, OnPoint, a world of free patterns is at your fingertips! Every week, quality [Read More]

Colorful Escape: A Gift for You!

Colorful Escape: A Gift for You!

The AQS Design Team has incredible talent, including the artists who designed these coloring pages just for you. Some [Read More]

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