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Paducah Quilt Show Winners

Started Apr 25, 2012 0 Replies

The Paducah Show is open, and buzzing with activity. Make sure you check out this year's winners.Click…Continue

Having Trouble with your Inbox on

Started this discussion. Last reply by Riana Noyes Oct 26, 2012. 11 Replies

A few members have mentioned some problems with certain functions on the site. Specifically, some people having trouble sending messages from their inbox - and some people whose buttons to update or…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP Aug 24, 2014. 18 Replies

Thank you everyone for your interest and attention on the community. We do our best to prevent people from joining the site and posting spam. Of course, people can at times be…Continue

How old is your oldest machine?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judith Baker Nov 27, 2013. 103 Replies

Facebook, AQS asked "How old is your oldest machine?". We got so many responses we thought you'd like to answer that too. So, now it's your turn!Continue

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Riana Noyes commented on American Quilter's Society's group Scrappy Quilts
"Welcome to the group, Janet ! What scrappy are you ( will you) be working on? This group has loads of ideas to help:)"
Mar 22
Janet Brown joined American Quilter's Society's group
Mar 21
rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"we had coastal tree frogs down in CA. i miss their delightful spring chorus. the peepers in PA were fun too. but LOUD!! lol the other night was very warm & quiet. quiet enough to hear frog sound out among the sloughs of the river. i love…"
Mar 20
Vickie Smith commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"Good morning Rogue...  glad to hear you got some work done the other day.  May do a bit this morning if it doesn't rain.  My little dog Blossom got into a flower bed yesterday (it is raised and has a fence around it) that has a…"
Mar 20
rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"i did that yesterday. repaired my freeze broken gate valves. weeded. putzed a bit, enjoyed the new growth on plants i had feared lost w early deep freezes last fall :)) ...but i guess i had too much fun lollol, back in to rest today, watching the…"
Mar 19
Vickie Smith commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"Worked outside for a bit this morning. Put in some edging pavers and a couple of supports for some clematis. Working outside makes me hungry... pizza for dinner."
Mar 19
Beth A. North commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"Where is the best place the least expensive place to buy seed starting equipment?  I am having a bugger of a time.  I did make my own newspaper pots.  Feel pretty good about that."
Mar 13
rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP commented on American Quilter's Society's group Scrappy Quilts
"got it!! it's a keeper. the article on judy & her family worth the price of the whole magazine!!!"
Mar 13
Riana Noyes commented on American Quilter's Society's group Scrappy Quilts
"Though you'l like the cover'll LOVE p. 50!..your kind of fare:)Lots of scrappy, plus a read on Judy Niemeyer..."
Mar 13
Linda Koller commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"In a rehab Facility don't know where i'll be by planting time.if I am able to talk to a federal agent who knows!"
Mar 12
Riana Noyes commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"We head north to arrive in time for Mother's day and my Bday.But we take our time, golfing & sightseeing on the way...there better NOT be any snow left then!"
Mar 12
rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"i was wondering when you'd be heading back north riana. gonna wait til the snow melts & the blizzards cease? hi linda! been missing you here. maybe some container plants for you this year? gotta have dirt under our finger nails, otherwise…"
Mar 12
Riana Noyes commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"LINDA! l was just thinking of you. As soon as we're home, l'm planting some "very special" seeds, and will photograph their progress for you. We'll "grow" this garden together:)"
Mar 12
Riana Noyes commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"Remember when we lost that hour on the weekend?? Well, that was when l'd been planning to vacuum/ l missed it this week!  We lost a lot of nearly flowering buds in the frost 2 wk. ago, in spite of covering them...but te plants are…"
Mar 12
rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"we had sprinkles yesterday & winds. last night when i took beau out, no winds, real rain & it almost smelled like summer :)). today doing my irrigation supply run & won't get to play out in the warm moist earth. but tomorrow i can…"
Mar 12
Vickie Smith commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"Raining here today.  Will most likely hang out in my sewing room and work on the maple leaves.  Didn't sew yesterday, was at quilting group most of the day."
Mar 12

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Giveaway from AQS, Brother & Accuquilt

Posted on November 23, 2011 at 3:51pm 0 Comments

Join Turkey Day Scavenger Hunt for your chance to win prizes from AQS, Brother and Accuquilt! Like each facebook page listed to reveal a snippet of code. Complete the code and click enter to win! Good luck! Sweepstakes begins November 23rd 2011 and ends on December 5th 2011! Get started here

What happens around you while you quilt?

Posted on July 8, 2011 at 11:17am 5 Comments

Yesterday, we asked a simple question on the AQS Facebook page, and were amazed and amused at the response. We asked:

What goes on around you while quilting?


There were a lot of responses, and we thought it would be fun to share them with you. You can read all the answers, and add your own at the American Quilter's Society Facebook…


Great News Piece on Lancaster

Posted on March 17, 2011 at 8:33am 1 Comment

Good Morning Quilters!

As you know, the AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Lancaster PA is running full steam. The halls are buzzing, people are learning and everyone is having a great time.


The show has gotten some local press, and we thought it would be fun to share this with you. See a few amazing quilts and hear from Bonnie Browning, Executive Director of the Quilt Shows.





Welcome to My Quilt Place

Posted on January 20, 2011 at 10:58am 5 Comments

Welcome to the newest online community, exclusively for quilters. We want to make you and your work the primary feature of the website. There are plenty of books, magazines, TV shows and other things that show you what others are doing. But, at the American Quilter's Society, we feel you should have a place to let everyone know what YOU are doing.

Please take some time to create a profile, add some images, and join a group or two.

To get started, here's what we…


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The American Quilter’s Society mission is to provide a means for today’s quilters to expand their horizons in quilt-making, design, self-expression, and quilt collecting. Our magazines, books, products, shows, contests, and workshops all strive to inspire, instruct, and nurture the art and skill of quilt-making.

The AQS publishes its flagship membership magazine, American Quilter, along with the new The Quilt Life. Each are published 6 times per year. Readers who subscribe to both receive unique quilting tips and quilt patterns every month.

AQS marked its 25th anniversary with the Paducah event in April 2009. The AQS Quilt Show & Contest is considered the premier international quilting event. Each year's show brings more than $20 million in economic impact to the area and at least 37,000 attendees. Quilters and quilts are everywhere––even the gas stations hang quilts. More than 10,000 quilts have been displayed in Paducah and more than $2.5 million in cash prizes have been awarded.
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At 5:30pm on June 10, 2013, rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP said…
hi! one of the members here @ mqp, carla walton, has made an incredible quilt that recently won a blue ribbon in the abilene tx quilt show. a couple of us in the gardening group would like to change the photo avatar there to a photo of carlas quilt. we think a quilt depicting the seasons harvest would be a nice avatar. here is link to her album page showing her quilt and her permission to use it.*HHQV1XMfPG54M/SAM_08173.JPG__that second link is the full view page of the photo we want to use.__thanks. not sure this is the proper proceedure for what we are asking. if not please let us know how to ho about changing the gardenining group avatar. again, thanks
At 7:25pm on September 13, 2011, Esperanza Wolff said…
Thank you AQS for the BD greetings!
At 5:44pm on August 24, 2011, Ellen Cormier said…
I shy away from "baby"quilts as they become toddlers too quickly- so I do basically a two sided quilt. One side has the child's name in large paper pieced blocks, and a pocket for a toy or a book in matching fabric. I keep the background simple, like a white with, multi colored dots. The other side  could be any simple pattern- the last one I did was big half square triangles with the bias pattern stripe coming together and arranged in rows with the same background as the front. Binding was the striped fabric of the pieced letters and the triangles.
At 2:04pm on July 16, 2011, Jacqui Morris said…
Just a thought, it would be nice if we could sort the "Quilter's Page" by location so we can find quilters in our area without having to go through 100+ pages. :)
At 3:09pm on March 16, 2011, Deb Mitchell Sarhan said…
THank you so much for the birthday wishes.  It's been a great birthday - one of the best things is that I got an old 1930's White running like new (took me sooo long to figure out that the needle goes in sidewise, and the wheel turns BACKWARDS) but it runs better than my newer machines.
At 9:57am on February 22, 2011, Ann Meyer Hazelwood said…
AQS has always had a fine appreciation for red and white quilts. When I have offered related workshops and lectures, they have always been successful. Redwork is beautiful, affordable, and easily created.

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