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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

Quilting Community AQS News

American Quilter's Society Presents QuiltWeek® — Fall Paducah, Kentucky 2017

by Katherine Rupp, Marketing Director

Paducah, KY–The American Quilter’s Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, is pleased to announce a second AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah, Kentucky, starting in 2017. QuiltWeek – Fall Paducah will be held at the Schroeder Expo & Carroll Convention Center, September 13–16, 2017.

More than 550 quilts will be on display, with more than $120,000 in prizes to be awarded at the event for quilting excellence. In addition, AQS QuiltWeek will be hosting a series of workshops with some of the top talents in the quilt industry, as well as an extensive Merchant Mall comprised of local, national and international vendors.

Included in the AQS QuiltWeek special exhibits are Vintage Made Modern Quilts: Collection of Brenda Groelz, New Quilts From an Old Favorite: Flying Geese from the National Quilt Museum, Australia Wide Five, and more. Evening events feature fun and unique experiences, such as the Winners’ Showcase and Jenny Doan on Center Stage at The Carson Center.

AQS President, Meredith Schroeder stated, “This all new fall event will be an exciting time for quilters. For the first time in an AQS Quilt Contest, the Best of Show award, as well as several other top awards, will be determined by public vote.”

The new AQS Quilt Contest at the fall AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah features new categories, along with a Best of Show award of $20,000 and more than $120,000 in total cash awards. There will be no purchase awards for the Fall Paducah contest. After experienced quilt judges select the first through third place awards for the fifteen categories in the contest, members of the quilting community will each be able to cast one vote to decide the overall rank of the top winners. Public voting will start at preview night on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, and close at noon on Friday, September 15, 2017.

AQS has hosted events in Paducah for more than 30 years, with record-breaking attendance since 2014. A 2014 economic survey indicated an economic impact of $25.4 million in Paducah and Western Kentucky from the AQS QuiltWeek event. In addition to a quilt contest at each AQS QuiltWeek event, there are educational workshops and lectures with leading national quilt instructors, as well as an extensive Merchant Mall featuring the latest in quiltmaking supplies and machines. AQS QuiltWeek turns the entire area into Quilt City USA® for two weeks each year, starting in 2017. For more information, visit quiltweek.com.

About the American Quilter’s Society

The American Quilter’s Society is the largest quilting membership organization in the world. For 33 years, AQS has been the leading voice in quilting inspiration and advice. At AQS, we believe that with the proper resources, the creative individual can take their quilting projects beyond what they can imagine. For more information on the American Quilter’s Society, please visit americanquilter.com or call 270-898-7903.

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