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

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

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5801 Kentucky Dam Road Paducah, KY 42003-9323

Quilting Community AQS Authors

Judy L. Laquidara

Judy L. Laquidara

In the early 1980s while living in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Judy was wasting time during her lunch hour when she stumbled across a little quilt shop. In the days and weeks following, she spent many lunch hours (and most of her earnings!) in that little quilt shop. She moved to Kentucky in 1997. From the purchase of a “longarm” machine that was actually a very old, used (very used!) short arm machine, to her present-day APQS Millennium, Judy has found longarm quilting more fun than she ever imagined. Designing her own quilts led to requests from friends for the patterns and thus a new business of pattern designs was formed. Several of her patterns have been published. Judy’s quilts have won numerous awards and have been included in books by Bonnie Browning and Karen McTavish. Today Judy lives in Nevada, Missouri, with her husband, son, and Speck, the best dachshund she’s ever had. (He’s number 3.) Louisiana will always be “home” and she hopes to move back there some day.

Books by Judy L. Laquidara