Saturday January 2nd 2016

Cool City, Hot Art – Things To Do

As you are making your plans to visit the AQS Quilt Show, August 22-25, in the city of Cool City, Hot Art – Grand Rapids, Michigan, be sure to add these things to your “to do” list!

AQS Special Events:

Wednesday, August 22, 6 – 8 p.m.: All-Star Review, demonstrations by this year’s instructors

Thursday, August 23, 7 – 8:30 p.m.: An Evening with Caryl Bryer Fallert

Friday, August 24, 7 – 8:30 p.m.: Alex Anderson on Center Stage; this event was sold out but we’ve been able to add some additional seating so you can still register to see Alex.

Gerald R. Ford Ballroom at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Saturday, August 25, 9 – 10:30 a.m.: Brunch and Trunk Show with Cathy Wiggins.
The location of this event has been changed from Ballroom D in the convention center to the Gerald R. Ford Ballroom in the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (connected to the convention center). You will enjoy being in this beautiful room for the brunch; it is complete with the Presidential Seal in the carpeting on the floor.

Advance registration is open until August 1, 2012 at 3 p.m. (Central time). CLICK HERE to register.
Or, use this LINK if you only need to purchase Advance Admission.


And check out these things to do around town:

Visit the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum – located just across the river from the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel/DeVos Place Convention Center







Be sure to ride the restored carousel at the Grand Rapids Public Museum - I did!.

Grand Rapids Public Museum – located just across the river from the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel/DeVos Place Convention Center.







The DaVinci Horse Sculpture





Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave NE – this is a two-for-one visit, beautiful blooming gardens and exquisite sculptures. Here is a link to help you plan your visit the gardens.





See you at the AQS Quilt Show in Grand Rapids in just 50 days!

By Bonnie Browning, Executive Show Director

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2 Comments for “Cool City, Hot Art – Things To Do”

  • Sharon Sue Mellendorf says:

    Thanks for the good info. It is better than the
    Google Grand Rapids site. I appreciate the address of
    the Meijers Gardens.

  • Mary Williams says:

    I think everyone coming to the quilt show will love Grand Rapids! It is a great city with lots of things to do, great restaurants, and good shopping. Meijer Gardens is terrific. The John Ball Zoo is another fun spot. There’s lots of nightlife within walking distance of DeVos Place, and great beaches not far from the city.

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