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Paducah Quilt Show Winners

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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 MyQuiltPlace.com?

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 MyQuiltPlace.com 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 Gardening
"The leaves of my lilacs are barely 1/4", lol...and the tree buds for leaves aren't loosing their skin casings yet, except for the streamside willows in the area...they're showing pale green tips.We need a couple of weeks of warmer…"
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Vickie Smith commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"Thank you Riana.  Things are early this, I guess because we had a milder winter.  The wisteria usually bloom later.  The lilacs in the area have been blooming for a couple of weeks, which is early.  "
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Riana Noyes commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"Lovely, Vickie, and l see your neighbour behind the wall gets to see some blooms too :-)  lt's a bit early for real gardening here...frost is out of tge ground, so l'll be cleaning leaves out of the gardens, and pulling away last…"
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Vickie Smith commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"I have 2 wisteria.  This one blooms a bit later than the other one and is a little darker shade of lavender."
5 hours ago
Vickie Smith commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"Thank you Linda.  It it a miniature called Coffee Bean.  Since I love coffee, it seemed the perfect rose for me."
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Linda Koller commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"Stunning, Vickie!"
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Vickie Smith commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"First rose of the season."
Thursday
rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"yes! mine are yellow, would love blueish purple of the one you found. thanks! ...and yes they are biennial, grow a year & bloom second year. i din't consider them to be perenneal."
Tuesday
Vickie Smith commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"Rogue, yes that is it.  Do you still want seeds if I can get them???  One site said it is biennial or perennial.  If you have some you might not want this one."
Tuesday
rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"wow vickie! the yellow version & it's plant structure looks like one we have here called salsifi or 'soap weed' ..pretty & pretty invasive lollol. when we first moved here i found a very few, so i collected seeds for a…"
Tuesday
rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"oh goodie! something i might love here if it would survive. i'll look it up. the south african immigrant i told you about that i call my new jersey wildflower is slowly naturalizing here. it's a beautiful blossom & reseeds readily. and…"
Tuesday
Vickie Smith commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"Also just read it has seeds like a dandelion, spread with the wind.  Not thinking it is something I want in my yard.  But beautiful to look at."
Monday
Vickie Smith commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"Rogue, after searching for Oregon wildflowers I think I found it.  It looks like tragopogon mirus, or pasture goatsbeard.  Looks like it is also in yellow."
Monday
Linda Koller commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"Thanks Rogue! That was some purple eye candy!"
Monday
rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"vickie, that is such a beautiful blossom. i have tried several different searches but have found nothing that even comes close to this image. but .... :)) here's some purple eye candy for y'all to…"
Monday
Vickie Smith commented on American Quilter's Society's group Gardening
"Thank you Carla.  I didn't know coreopsis came in purple.  Will check that out."
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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 https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Quilters-Society/117671499395?sk=app_6009294086

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…

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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.

 

Enjoy!

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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.

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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
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.

http://myquiltplace.com/photo/sam-0821-2?context=user

http://api.ning.com/files/I42XTNTqoU3jxFoXGhALlYamlT6bjwWqxKGVuvT1MY6dsnTClAYBQ27kuvNjb1I0flVLUuffIY6-w70HIr*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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