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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

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

Quilting Community AQS News


Congratulations to AQ

by Frances Becker

Paducah, KY – The 2008 NewsStand Resource cover contest has been declared the best ever! And this year American Quilter magazine published by the American Quilter’s Society has taken Category 1 & 2, second place honors with their September 2008 cover. “Selecting the winning covers was a difficult task,” states Frances Becker of NewsStand Resource, “but we feel confident that the judges selected the best covers from the hundreds of entries received this year.”

American Quilter along with all the winning covers will be featured in the spring 2009 issue of NewsStand Resource. In addition, they will be entered into the 4th Annual Readers’ Choice Contest, found in the spring issue, or on the NewsStand Resource Web site at Reader’s can cast their votes by e-mailing their choices to

What makes a winning magazine cover? A clean look, clear image, message perceived at a glance, a move away from images as part of the logo, and a move away from an over-decorated look. At a glance, the image on the cover should be a picture of the product covered by the magazine. Becker believes all of this year’s winners have met these challenges.

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2008 NewsStand Resource Cover Contest:

Category 1 and 2 - Total Circulation of 75,000 to 200,000
1st Prize - GRIT - March 2008 - Ogden Publications
2nd Prize - American Quilter - September 2008 - American Quilter's Society
3rd Prize - Country Sampler - November 2008 - Country Sampler Group

Category 3 - Circulation Under 75,000
1st Prize - Rhode Island Monthly - May 2008 - Rhode Island Monthly Communications
2nd Prize - The Herb Companion - September 2008 - Ogden Publications
3rd Prize - Tropical Fish Hobbyist - December 2008 - TFH Publications

Category 4 - City, State, Regional and Travel
1st Prize - Delaware Beach Life - October 2008 - Delaware Beach Life
2nd Prize - Texas Monthly - May 2008 - Emmis Publishing
3rd Prize - Oklahoma Today - September 2008 - State of Oklahoma

Category 5 and 6 - Specials, Annuals, Semi-Annuals & Quarterlies
1st Prize - Life Images - August 2008 - Stampington & Co.
2nd Prize - Destination Fish - Winter 2008 - Command Media Group
3rd Prize - Belle Armoire Jewelry - August 2008 - Stampington & Co.

Best of Show - Life Images - August 2008 - Stampington & Co.

NewsStand Resource is the only trade/resource guide for the single copy newsstand industry providing the magazine retailer with the data they need to assist them with their magazine buying decisions. NewsStand Resource is published in Greensboro, NC. For more information you can visit