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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

Lancaster Entry Deadline Extended

Do you have questions about copyright permissions?

by AQS Staff

Paducah, Ky., November 1, 2010 – The American Quilter’s Society has extended the quilt contest entry deadline from November 3rd to November 19, 2010, for the 2011 AQS Quilt Show & Contest – Lancaster, PA, to be held March 16-19, 2011. The Lancaster County Convention Center will host the second AQS show and contest in beautiful Lancaster, Pennsylvania. More than $44,000 in cash prizes will be awarded in this quilt contest, with $10,000 going to the Best of Show winner.


Recently, national quilt shows have seen a decline in the number of entries as compared to previous years and believes this may be related to copyright permission issues. If you have a quilt that you want to enter in a show but don’t know what to do about getting permission from a pattern maker or designer, AQS Contest Coordinator Erin Ulrich can answer all your questions. At AQS, we work with copyrights every day and know that it is really nothing to be afraid of. Send an e-mail to Erin at or call her at 270-898-7903, ext. 174, and she will be happy to help you.

The American Quilter’s Society produces quilt shows and contests where quilters from all over the world can exhibit their quilts and be recognized for their artistry. Entering an AQS show puts you in competition for thousands of dollars. In 2011, AQS will offer $252,750 is cash awards in four contests.

For more information about AQS shows and contests, click here and then choose “Contests” for the show you want to enter. This link leads you to show rules and all the other information you will need.

Contact Erin today so you can have the opportunity to win $10,000 and have your quilt named Best of Show.

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