Immerse yourself in a community and experience of quilting.
The American Quilter’s Society brings quilters from around the world for four international quilting events. Each quilt show features:
- Quilt contests with cash prizes (over $250,000 awarded each year)
- Showcase of award-winning quilts
- Workshops taught by expert instructors
- Merchant mall with the latest quiltmaking supplies
- Quilt appraisals
- Exclusive events especially for quilters
2013 AQS Quilt Shows & Contests
March 13 – 16, 2013: Lancaster, PA
April 24 – 27, 2013, Paducah, KY
August 14 – 17, 2013: Grand Rapids, MI
October 2 – 5, 2013, Des Moines, IA
More Quilt Show Features
- Call for Entries - AQS QuiltWeek™ Des Moines
Now is the time to enter your quilt(s) in the AQS Quilt Contest for AQS QuiltWeek in Des Moines, Iowa. The deadline for entries is June 10, 2013! Win a share of $44,250 in cash awards for this year's contest. Best of Show is $10,000! You can NOW regi...
- Set Your Clock - Grand Rapids Registration Opening Soon
The online, general registration for AQS QuiltWeek™ in Grand Rapids, Michigan, opens at 9:00 a.m. (Central) on Monday, May 13, 2013. Registrations are processed on a first come basis. You will want to mark your calendar so you can be among the first ...
- Marching to the Quilting Beat in Paducah
Watch as the Paducah Tilghman High School Marching Bands helped open the 29th annual AQS QuiltWeek™ - Paducah 2013. It's guaranteed to make you smile!
- 2013 Catalogue of Show Quilts 29th Annual Paducah Quilt Show & Contest
See all of the beautiful show quilts that were exhibited at the 2013 AQS QuiltWeek™ in Paducah, Kentucky. This lovely book features all of the semifinalists’ quilts that were entered into the show. Even if you were lucky enough to attend this year...
- Janome America, Inc. Best of Show Winners - Paducah 2013
Renae Haddadin and Karen Kay Buckley collaborated to make this year's Janome America, Inc. Best of Show quilt, Fiesta Mexico, at AQS QuiltWeek™ in Paducah, Kentucky. Karen made the top using designs from Mexican pottery, and Renae repeated some ...
- Quilting Friends
This week is QuiltWeek in Paducah, Kentucky, and it turns out to be old home week, too. Many friendships have been formed during the AQS shows over the past 29 years. People from around the world make their annual trek to Quilt City USA to enjoy the qu...
- Paducah AQS QuiltWeek Winners
Congratulations to the winners in the 2013 AQS QuiltWeek contest! This year’s winners come from across the world, each sharing a part of the $120,000 in cash prizes. Quilts from twenty-eight states have won awards at this year’s contest, and sever...
- No Flooding in Paducah
Recent national news casts have noted some flooding in the Midwest. I am happy to report to you that we do NOT have any flooding in Paducah. In fact, we expect a little rain on Tuesday evening and the rest of the week looks great. See you soon at ...
- It's AQS QuiltWeek™ in Paducah!
Do you have your schedule all set to make sure you don't miss a thing while you are in Paducah? Here's a little (well, maybe not so little) checklist of things you want to do to make this your most memorable experience at AQS QuiltWeek, April 24 - 27, ...
- See Kathleen Windsor's Winning Quilt - Video
Kathleen Windsor's beautiful quilt won the 2nd Place award in the wall quilt, hand-quilted category at Lancaster this year. It took Kathleen three years to hand quilt her quilt. This was Kathleen's first entry in an AQS show. Watch the video and se...
- Doreen's Dream - Video
Watch this inspiring video that is a tribute to friendship, love, and the power of quiltmaking. Be prepared to shed a tear.
- Look Here for TWO Fun Challenges to Enter
Sometimes it is fun to make a small quilt for a challenge - AQS just announced two fun challenges for 2013: Compete in the GO! Have Fun Quilt Challenge, sponsored by AccuQuilt®, with more than $6,000 in cash and prizes. Use a GO!, GO ...
- Call for Entries - Grand Rapids AQS QuiltWeek™
Now is the time to enter your quilt(s) in the AQS Quilt Contest for AQS QuiltWeek in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The deadline for entries is April 29, 2013! Win a share of $44,250 in cash awards for this year's contest. Best of Show is $10,000! You can N...
- Experience AQS QuiltWeek™ in Paducah!
Your travel plans are made, your hotel room has been booked, and now it is time to put together your schedule so you don't miss a thing at AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah, Kentucky, April 24 - 27, 2013. Here are five tips for making the most of your experi...
- Michele Lea - Honorable Mention Lancaster 2013 - Video
See a quilt with 76,260 beads! That's how many beads Michele Lea hand-sewed on her Honorable Mention quilt from Lancaster 2013. Watch the video and see and hear how this quilt came to be.