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Getting Started in Machine Quilting by Joanie Zeier Poole

Getting Started in Machine Quilting by Joanie Zeier Poole

Here is a hint from Joanie Zeier Poole, Des Moines Quilt Show teacher, on how to  start machine quilting. “Get out the owner’s manual for your machine.  Read the instructions for free-motion, lowering the feed dogs, adjusting the upper and lower tension (if [Read More]

Meet Des Moines Instructor Darlene Christopherson

Meet Des Moines Instructor Darlene Christopherson

We are just over a month away from the AQS Quilt Show and Contest – Des Moines, and we are busy at the Quilt Show Office taking care of registrations. The show runs September 28 through October 1 at the Iowa Events Center. As Education and Media Coordinator, I am excited [Read More]

Meet Des Moines Quilt Design Instructor Kathy Schmidt

Meet Des Moines Quilt Design Instructor Kathy Schmidt

The hot and hazy days of summer may be leaving, but registration is heating up for the AQS Quilt Show and Contest – Des Moines. The event runs September 28 through October 1, at the Iowa Events Center. Lots of people call the quilt show office to check on classes, so as [Read More]

Ready to See 1,000 Quilts?

Ready to See 1,000 Quilts?

Time is flying by and soon it will be time for the AQS Quilt Show at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, September 28 – October 1, 2011. This is your opportunity for large-scale networking with quilters from across the U.S. and around the world. The AQS Quilt [Read More]

10 Reasons to Attend AQS Quilt Show in Des Moines

10 Reasons to Attend AQS Quilt Show in Des Moines

The clock is ticking. Thousands of quilters, quilts, and quilting suppliers will converge on the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa beginning September 28. The 4th Annual AQS Quilt Show and Contest in Des Moines is filled with quilting fun from September 28th through [Read More]

International Sunbonnet Sue Contest

Don’t forget to enter the international Sunbonnet Sue contest! You can view the contest rules and details at AmericanQuilter.com PDF will open in a new window Your Entry must be recieved by September 9th, 2011. Get started on your entry for the International Sunbonnet [Read More]

Hello Old Friends

Hello Old Friends

At the AQS Show in Knoxville a couple of weeks ago, I attended a lecture by noted quiltmaker and instructor Karen K. Stone. I am a big fan of Karen’s and have been for a long time, but really, there’s not much time in the day to keep up with all the happenings [Read More]

Des Moines, Quilts, Sculptures and More

Des Moines, Quilts, Sculptures and More

If you have never been to the AQS Quilt Show in Des Moines, Iowa, you are missing a lot. In this capital city, there are many things to do. You can experience the $40 million John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park (located downtown near the library), or visit attractions [Read More]

Register for AQS Quilt Show and Contest – Des Moines 2011

Join us for the 2011 AQS Quilt Show in Des Moines, Iowa September 28th through October 1st. Don’t miss it! [Read More]

Deadline for 2012 Instructor Applications

Time is running out for those interested in being an instructor for our 2012 AQS Show and Contest.  The deadline to apply is Friday, July 22. To learn more on how to be an instructor click here. Make sure you fill out one application for each workshop and please include [Read More]

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