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

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Phone: 270-898-7903
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5801 Kentucky Dam Road Paducah, KY 42003-9323

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March, 2017

Circular Abstractions: Bull's Eye Quilts

Feb. 04, 2017 - Apr. 23, 2017
“Dazzling,” Award Winning Quilts to Make Debut at The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio “Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts,” exhibition, curated by quilt-maker and artist, Nancy Crow, to open in February, 2017 LANCASTER, OH – December 20, 2016 — Beginning February 4, 2017, The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio is excited to announce it will display the “Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts” exhibition. These award-winning quilts are based on the work of legendary, world-renowned quilt-maker, Nancy Crow, who will curate this family-friendly exhibition. The exhibit, which will feature the work of artists from countries spanning the globe—including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, and the United States — will display some of the most innovative quilts being done today. The juried invitational exhibition features 51 quilts by an array of artists that improvise around the Bull’s Eye Pattern; a four quadrant design with a bull’s eye at the center of each quarter. Color and design become the focus of the dazzling display inspired by Crow. Asked about the upcoming exhibit, Crow exclaimed, “I’m absolutely thrilled that the DECORATIVE ARTS CENTER OF OHIO will be exhibiting these 51 large quilts! I spent the last two years putting this exhibition together, so it makes me very proud that an Ohio institution will be the first to showcase it after it leaves Michigan and the Muskegon Museum of Art where it originated.” She continued, “The huge range of colors and dynamic energy is some of the best seen on quilts in some time, so I urge the public to come see what is happening in contemporary quilt-making today!" Crow, who earned both her BFA from The Ohio State University in 1965, and a MFA in Ceramics and Weaving in 1969, is a teacher, as well as curator and artist. After years developing her work to reach her current stature and influence in the world of quilt-making and design, she is proud to share it with so many quilt enthusiasts. Curator Talk with Nancy Crow: Sunday, April 2 at 2:00 pm $8 non-members/$5 members. Join Nancy Crow to learn more about the exhibition, “Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts” and her own work as an artist, designer, and quilt-maker. “Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts” will exhibit at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, in Lancaster, from February 4, 2017, through April 2, 2017. Admission is free Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. The Decorative Arts Center is housed in the Reese-Peters House, 145 E. Main Street in Lancaster’s Historic District.

WHQG Biennial Quilt Show

Mar. 03, 2017 - Mar. 04, 2017
West Houston Quilter's Guild presents "Quilting: A World of Color." More than 200 quilts and 30 vendors available. Our featured artist is Paula Barnes. There will be door prizes, quilt drawing, quilt appraisals and a silent auction. Please be sure to visit our website for more information.

  • Sponsor: West Houston Quilter's Guild
  • Location: Richard E Berry Educational Support Center 8877 Barker-Cypress, Cypress, TX 774
  • Admission: 13yrs and older $10.00 - under 6yrs free
  • Contact: Linda Whetsell (713) 870-1315
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Quilts in Paradise

Mar. 03, 2017 - Mar. 04, 2017
The Friendship Knot Quilters Guild will hold its 16th biennial quilt show on Friday, March 3 from 9-5 and on Saturday, March 4 from 9-4 at Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34237. The show will feature hundreds of beautiful quilts of all styles – traditional bed quilts to award winning wall art. Highlights include gift basket raffles, a gorgeous raffle quilt, daily silent auctions of small quilts, a merchant mall, quilt appraisal services and much more. Admission is $8.

Textile Impressions of India with Expert Pat Archibald

Mar. 08, 2017 - Mar. 21, 2017
Join expert Part Archibald on this textile holiday that will capture your imagination and introduce you to the colourful textiles and cultural wonders of India…PLUS we will visit The Calico Museum of Textiles - one of the most celebrated collection of textiles of its kind in the world! A MUST SEE for all quilt enthusiasts! We will also spend a memorable day with women in Udaipur's rural, tribal and urban areas as we exchange ideas and connect through the universal language of stitching! As an added extra… we have also included a visit to some of the locations where "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" was filmed!

Peninsula Quilt Guild Quilt Show

Mar. 17, 2017 - Mar. 19, 2017
Annual Peninsula Quilt Guild Exhibition hosted by the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA. With over 100 quilts on display in three separate galleries, this show exhibits work from some of the area’s most talented fabric artists, all members of the Peninsula Quilt Guild. Various quilting demonstrations, such as paper piecing, hand quilting, appliqué and more will take place throughout the three day event. Tickets for a Prize Quilt raffle, will be available throughout the show at a cost of $1.00 per ticket, the drawing will be held Sunday afternoon, it is not necessary to be present to win. Proceeds from the ticket sales will go to various charitable organizations on the Peninsula and in Pacific County. Admission is FREE.

All Quilts Wild and Wonderful

Mar. 17, 2017 - Mar. 19, 2017
The quilt show will feature over 400 quilts made by members. Our featured artist is Barbara Lambrecht. There will be quilts for sale, quilting demonstrations by members, a merchant mall of over 25 vendors, sale of pre-owned quilt books, community service displays and a light lunch available for purchase. Show hours are 10-5 Friday & Saturday, 10-4 Sunday. The event center has a level floor. There are ample places to sit and relax while enjoying the show.

  • Sponsor: Quilters Anonymous Quilt Guild
  • Location: Evergreen State Fairgrounds Event Center, 14405 179th Ave SE, Monroe, WA
  • Admission: $8/person, good for all three days
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Quilt EXPO 2017

Mar. 18, 2017 - Mar. 19, 2017
Our show features more than 300 quilts ranging in style from traditional to contemporary including art quilts; a Buy It Bid It Auction; Stash to Treasure; Sewing Machine Raffle; Quilt Raffle; Vendor Mall; Member Boutique and so much more!

  • Sponsor: Baltimore Heritage Quilters' Guild
  • Location: The Park School, 2425 Old Court Road, Baltimorem MD 21209
  • Admission: $8 Daily - See website for advance/group tickets
  • Contact: Tricia Hinkel (443) 253-3905
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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
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  • Web Site Link: no website

Sew N Tell Quilt Guild Quilter's Day Out

Mar. 25, 2017 - Mar. 25, 2017
Display of handmade quilts from our guild members. Vendors with quilting supplies, handmade and vintage buttons, and long arm quilting machines. There will also be some ready made items for sale by the vendors. Demos for quilting projects all day. Scissor sharpening available. Snack Bar available. Door Prizes. Buy a chance to win a king-size quilt that will be raffled by the Shriners in the fall.