Jul 25

AQS Quilt Show: Special Exhibits

I’ve got my ticket to the AQS Quilt show in Grand Rapids and am planning out my time so I don’t miss a thing at the show. Make sure when you make your plans, that you include time to see all of the special exhibits that will be at the show:

AQS Quilt Contest:  Nearly 400 quilts juried into this year’s contest will be vying for $44,250 in cash awards
Stitch Like an Egyptian:  Appliquéd quilts made by the Tentmakers of Cairo, Egypt. Two of the tentmakers will be attending to demonstrate their method of appliqué.
Japanese Color and Form: New Works by Fifty Japanese Artists: See the exquisite use of fabric in these prizewinning quilts by fifty quilters from Japan.

2013 Pilgrim/Roy Quilt Challenge: Quilts from an annual invitational challenge developed by Gerald E. Roy; the quilts in this traveling exhibit will be auctioned at the 2013 National Quilt Museum’s Quilt Auction at the April 2013 AQS Quilt Show.

Alzheimer’s Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope: A traveling quilt exhibit about Alzheimer’s organized by Ami Sims, Flint, MI, features 236 quilts; long, narrow “Name Quilts” are made from 55 purple patches, each marked with the name of a person who has/had Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

AQS Authors’ Quilt Exhibit: Quilts selected by AQS Executive Book Editor Andi Reynolds from the latest AQS New Book Releases

Home is Where the Quilt Is Exhibit: A contest by the Alliance for American Quilts’ members using a broad theme that celebrates the form and the meaning of home

New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Baskets: Semi-finalists in the 2012 National Quilt Museum’s annual contest using a new twist on an old favorite quilt pattern

Spontaneity in Medallion Quilts: Quilts curated by Gwen Marston, author of Liberated Medallion Quilts, featuring the medallion setting

The Magical World of Mary Buvia: Prizewinning quilts by Mary Buvia, Greenwood, IN; Mary has authored her first book, Santa’s Loading Dock Quilt

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