Join AQS in Daytona Beach, Florida for a week of quilts! Take quilt classes, enjoy lectures, and shop fabrics, notions and more at the Vendor Merchant Mall. Most of all, be inspired as you explore beautiful quilts, from award-winning and semi-finalist contest quilts to special exhibits.
While you're enjoying QuiltWeek, be sure to check out the local area including beautiful beaches and great restaurants. There's so much to see and do, you'll want to stay the week!
No food or drink may be brought into the Ocean Center during AQS QuiltWeek, February 22–25, 2023.
Dining at the Show
Drinks and Grab & Go items will be available in the hallway outside the Exhibit Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on show days.
Food stations will be available for lunch in the Arena at the Ocean Center, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.:
Soup and Salad bar
Soda, water, and coffee
Baked Potato Bar
Jumbo baked potatoes with all of the toppings
Soda, water, and coffee
More choices will also be available, featuring new menu items for 2023.
Scooters and wheelchairs will be available to rent from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday during AQS QuiltWeek – Daytona Beach 2023.
Scooter: $80 per day, $150 for 2 days
Scooter Half-Day (Morning or Afternoon): $45 - Available from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Saturday 12:00 - 3 p.m.)
Wheelchairs: $40 per day
Please call Alyssa Marsh at (270) 898-7903 x193 before 2/16/23 at 4:30 p.m. CT to make a reservation, or rent your scooter at the AQS Information Center during QuiltWeek (while supplies last).
If you have a scooter reserved, stop at the AQS Information Center inside the Exhibit Hall to make payment, sign the paperwork, and pick up the key.
Scooters should be returned one hour prior to the show closing each day (4:00 p.m. on Wed., Thurs., and Fri., and 3:00 p.m. on Sat). You will need to return the key to the AQS Information Center.
AQS Certified Quilt Appraisers will appraise new or antique/vintage quilts for insurance replacement, or for sale or donation purposes.
No appointment is necessary, but you can contact Bonnie Browning at 270-898-7903, ext. 146 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a day and time.
Walk-in appraisals for AQS QuiltWeek - Daytona Beach, FL 2023 will be held Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Appraisal Fee: $75 per quilt, payable at the AQS Information Center prior to the appraisal. You’ll receive your written appraisal no later than 30 days after the close of the show.
You’ll find plenty of things to do in Daytona Beach, where you’re always within minutes of countless adventures. Famous for its beaches and motorsports, there is an abundance of arts, culture and history, live music, shopping, golfing and all for you to explore!
At each AQS QuiltWeek event, the American Quilter’s Society partners with a local charity. This year AQS, the Racing Fingers Quilt Guild, and quilters attending the show will be making Fidget Quilts for Alzheimer’s patients.
Look for Sit & Sew Fidget Quilts on the showroom floor and stop to sew a small 20" to 24" quilt that will be donated to a local patient with Alzheimer’s. Quilts are made from a variety of fabrics to create texture, and embellishments like ribbons, cords, buttons, pompoms, empty spools, and other items are added to make a perfect fidget quilt. We can make a difference!
Quilts of Valor
The mission of Quilts of Valor is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.
Honoring our Law Enforcement and Military War Dogs through K9 Quilts of Honor®
K9 Quilts of Honor is a 502(c)3 program, registered in the State of Florida since 2020, as Christian Emergency Readiness Training (CERT) Ministry (www.CERTMinistry.com). The program presents quilts to the K9 handlers in honor of their dog’s services in our communities and county. The quilts are presented, free of charge, in a ceremony after a lifetime of service when the K9 retires or dies in the line of duty.
K9 Quilts of Honor is reaching out to other communities and quilters to establish a nationwide program.
Help by volunteering to put together K9 quilts and present them in your local community or return to CERT Ministry to distribute.
Pick up the free K9 Quilts of Honor pattern.
Purchase a Belgian Malinois, Labrador Retriever, Hound and German Shepherd (primary working dogs) panel and pattern for a $10.00 donation.
Pick up a complete precut kit and pattern to make a K9 Quilt of Honor quilt for a $25.00 donation.
Start a K9 Quilts of Honor program in your local community.