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American Quilter's Society
PO Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290

Toll-free (for orders only, please):
1-800-626-5420
Phone: 270-898-7903
Fax: 270-898-1173

Physical Street Address for UPS/FedEx Shipments Only:
5801 Kentucky Dam Road Paducah, KY 42003-9323

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April, 2017

Amish Hand Quilting Service

Mar. 21, 2017 - May. 01, 2017
This listing is being posted on behalf of Elizabeth Gingerich and her Amish community and is in no way endorsed by AQS. These ladies make and hand quilt quilts for sale. They will also hand quilt your top for you for an agreed upon fee. To contact them about their services you must snail mail them at: Elizabeth Gingerich 727 Oak Forest Pontotoc Mississippi 38863 They do not have phones or computers and they do not take or have a means of sending photos. If you are interested please write her at the address above.

  • Sponsor: Elizabeth Gingerich
  • Location: Mississippi
  • Admission: services vary
  • Contact: no phone
  • Email: noemail@noemail.com
  • Web Site Link: no website

13th Annual Festival of Quilts

Apr. 07, 2017 - Apr. 08, 2017
Cunningham Children’s Home will host its annual Festival of Quilts, now in its 13th year, on Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Spiritual Life Center on the Cunningham campus in Urbana. The festival is Cunningham’s largest fundraiser and honors the tradition of the United Methodist Women, and the quilts they, and quilters from across Illinois, have donated for our kids for more than 100 years. The Festival includes a collection of show quilts that creatively blur the lines between conventional quilt making and fine art. Quilts of all sizes are available to purchase through a silent auction and quilt boutique. Participants may also enjoy home-baked goods from the bake sale, lunch at the café, and handcrafted items from the gift shop. Admission to the festival is a suggested donation of $5 per person and all proceeds will benefit children and youth served by Cunningham. This year’s event features two guest speakers. Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m., Deborah Fell will present stories of hope that inspire her work. Fell, a full time studio artist committed to the art quilt medium, is a professional member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates and Art Quilt Network. Well-known quilt teacher and lecturer Sherry Fourez Sollers will present her miniature quilts on Saturday at 11 a.m. Sollers is a competitive quilter throughout the Midwest. Cunningham is an exemplary child welfare and educational services agency that provides caring support and therapeutic intervention to close to 351 young adults and their families each year. Youth who suffer from serious emotional and behavioral challenges that have been caused by abuse, neglect, mental illness, and more receive support in programs that include Residential Treatment, Independent Living, and Therapeutic Special Education. Cunningham is now sharing its knowledge with the community. HopeSprings Counseling Services opened its doors in mid-September 2016 and offers counseling expertise directly to individuals – mainly youth and families – in the community who are experiencing difficult life situations.

Blue Bayou 2017 Quilt Show by Palouse Patchers

Apr. 08, 2017 - Apr. 09, 2017
37th Annual Palouse Patchers Quilt Show in Moscow, Idaho. April 8 and 9, 2017. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (4 p.m. on Sunday) Latah County Fairgrounds, Exhibition Building, 1021 Harold Street, Moscow, Idaho Admission fee: $5 general; $3 Senior/children under 10 Group discounts available, contact Debbie Goetz at grammygoetz@frontier.com Over 200 locally made quilts The results of quilters’ challenges will be on display Many vendors of fabric and quilting tools – Contact Debbie Goetz for info: grammygoetz@frontier.com Free cookies and refreshments for all attendees $1 Raffle tickets for the "Blue Bayou" queen size quilt. Winner chosen at the show. Proceeds benefit Quilts of Valor, CASA youth quilts, and other local charities. SPONSORED BY PALOUSE PATCHERS www.palousepatchers.org Contact: Nancy Mack, 509-332-6252

  • Sponsor: Palouse Patchers quilt guild
  • Location: Latah County Fairgrounds, Moscow, ID
  • Admission: $5 adults; $3 seniors and youth
  • Contact: Nancy Mack (509) 332-6252
  • Email: nancymack99@gmail.com
  • Web Site Link: www.palousepatchers.org

"My Life in Quilting" Lecture/Trunk Show by Beth Markel

Apr. 20, 2017 - Apr. 20, 2017
Fifth generation quilter, Beth Markel, will visit CAMEO Quilters Guild on Thursday, April 20 for a fun and interesting trunk show about her life in quilting. Beth's quilts are bold, whimsical, colorful, funny and eclectic. They have been published and exhibited nationally and internationally. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. at the Clawson United Methodist Church, 205 N. Main St., Clawson, MI 48017. Guest fee is $10.

Not Just Another Quilt Show ...A Celebration of 20 Years of Quilting.

Apr. 21, 2017 - Apr. 22, 2017
The Heart of the Triad is Celebrating its 20th Anniversary with our bi-annual Quilt Show with over 120 quilts on display plus our guilds challenge quilts. We have wonderful vendors for your shopping pleasure. Our Boutique has popular items that sell out at every show and our Granny's Attic has the best selection of items you didn't know you needed! We will also have a fantastic silent Auction! Hours; Friday 9-5 and Saturday 9-4. This years opportunity quilt is "Curved Log Cabin" a Augusta Cole Design" Drawing for the quilt is Saturday April 22nd at 3pm. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Our mailing address; Heart of the Triad,P.O.,Box 874, Kernersville, NC 27285-0874

  • Location: The Church on 68, 300 NC Hwy 68 So.,Greensboro,NC 27409
  • Admission: $5 per person
  • Contact: Diana Lentz 336.580.5950
  • Email: dlentz09@gmail.com
  • Web Site Link: hottqg.com

Auction of McLin Family Quilts

Apr. 21, 2017 - Apr. 26, 2017
Lots 165-179 of Freeman's April 26 Auction of American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Art features fine quilts and coverlets from the McLin Collection. a Tennessee Family known as the finest seamstresses in town. In 1979, a remarkable and large group of quilts and coverlets were found in the Estate of Mattie Duncan Beard (1888-1979) in Jonesboro, Tennessee. While cleaning out the large house, Mattie’s daughter, Ruth Beard Farris (1917-1990) and granddaughter, Elizabeth Farris Hulcher (b. 1946), found over fifty exceptional quilts and quilt tops, and a number of coverlets, dating from 1830 to 1910. The textiles were in remarkable condition, having been carefully stored, some in custom-made wooden boxes lined with cotton. Twenty-seven quilts were sold at the auction of Mattie Duncan Beard’s Estate, but the best examples, admired for their aesthetic beauty, pattern, coloration and exceptional quilting, were kept by Ruth Beard Farris. In 1990, the quilts and coverlets were inherited by Elizabeth Farris Hulcher, who began serious research with curators, historians and conservators into her family’s genealogy and into textile history so as to date and attribute her inherited collection. While no written record was kept, stories relating to the makers of the quilts and coverlets—the McLin Family women—had long been part of the family’s oral tradition. A relative recalled that ”the [McLin Family] ladies had the reputation of being the finest seamstresses in the area-- those gals were artists with the needle, [who] fussed over” their quilting. Rachel McLin’s granddaughter, Martha or “Mattie,” wrote to her fiancé before her 1886 marriage, “When you have time to think of me, pity my sore fingers for we are quilting and I have pricked my fingers badly...” The McLin women were also known for their weaving skills, and their renowned quilting and weaving techniques descended matrilineally, passing from mother to daughter to granddaughter. This fine collection of Tennessee quilts and coverlets was loaned, in part, by Mattie Duncan Beard to be illustrated in House and Garden, “Southern Highland’s” issue (June, 1942) and has been exhibited in numerous museums.

Pieces of a Collection: Selected Quilts from the Collection

Apr. 22, 2017 - Sep. 16, 2017
"Pieces of a Collection: Selected Quilts from the Pioneer Woman Museum" will showcase historically significant quilts from the museum's permanent collection. Located in Ponca City, Oklahoma, a thriving rural town in northeastern Oklahoma, the Pioneer Woman Statue & Museum is home to the world famous Pioneer Woman Statue and a collection of 10,000+ objects highlighting women's history in Oklahoma.

  • Sponsor: Pioneer Woman Statue & Museum
  • Location: Pioneer Woman Museum
  • Admission: $7 Adults $5 Seniors $4 Students Group Rates 10 or more
  • Contact: Robbin Davis, Museum Director, 580-765-6108
  • Email: piown@okhistory.org
  • Web Site Link: www.pioneerwomanmuseum.com