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Education

General Education Information

Register for Classes, Lectures, and Special Events with the best names in quilting! AQS Membership, Show Admission, Classes, Lectures, and Special Events are individual items offered. Purchase of an All-Day Class includes Show Admission for that day.

A Multi-Day admission allows admission into the show for all four days; all shows are Wednesday – Saturday unless otherwise noted.


Registration Dates and Class Supply Lists

View Listing for full descriptions of the Workshops, Lectures, and Special Events offered at your preferred AQS QuiltWeek.

Show Show Dates Member Registration Opens General Registration Opens View Listings Class Supply Lists
Daytona Beach 2022 February 23–26 11/16/2021 11/30/2021 11/16/2021 11/16/2021
Branson 2022 March 23–26 12/14/2021 1/4/2022 12/14/2021 12/14/2021
Paducah 2022 April 27–30 1/25/2022 2/8/2022 1/25/2022 1/25/2022
Grand Rapids 2022 August 17–20 5/10/2022 5/24/2022 5/10/2022 5/10/2022
Des Moines 2022 September 14–17 6/14/2022 6/28/2022 6/14/2022 6/14/2022

AQS Show Admission Prices – Four-Day Shows

Purchase your tickets online and skip the admission lines at the show.

SHOW ADMISSION

1-Day: $12.00 Member / $15.00 Non-Member
2-Day: $21.00 Member / $27.00 Non-Member
Multi-Day: $28.00 Member / $35.00 Non-Member

Discounts

  • Children 12 and under, FREE ADMISSION with adult
  • Ages 13–18, $5.00
  • Military, $2.00 discount at the door with military ID
  • Click here for group rate

If you have any questions, our Registration Coordinator would love to speak with you!

Michelle Thompson Michelle Thompson – Registration Coordinator
270-898-7903 x 132
EMAIL MICHELLE
michelle.thompson@americanquilter.com

Policies and Guidelines

Definition of Skill Levels

  • All Levels – Any student with basic sewing skills, rotary cutting skills, and quilting skills.  
  • Beginner Level – The student acknowledges basic sewing skills, with some rotary cutting skills and a working knowledge of a sewing machine. He/she is able to sew simple pieced and appliquéd designs.
  • Intermediate Level – The student not only acknowledges the basics of sewing and rotary cutting, but has experience using them in completed projects. He/she has been sewing for several years and has taken several classes.
  • Advanced Level – A skilled quilter/artist that wants a challenge from an experienced instructor. He/she is designing his/her own blocks and patterns. Combines designs from various sources.

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Classroom Guidelines

For the most creative and productive QuiltWeek experience, AQS provides the following guidelines for our classrooms:
  • Present your online registration name badge or receipt from the AQS Information Center to the instructor upon request for entry. Name badges can be printed at home from the Name Badge/Agenda/Confirmation Email sent after registering online.
  • Please turn all cellular or other devices to silent or vibrate as necessary to avoid becoming a distraction.
  • Please do not wear excessive perfume.
  • Dress in layers due to differentiating temperatures within classrooms.
  • Be on time. If you are late, please try to catch up quietly and do not expect the instructor to start over.
  • Be prepared for class and bring all necessary items required on the supply list. Supply lists, if applicable, are located within the description of each class. Please do not expect to borrow items. Not only is it a distraction in class, there may not be extra items available.
  • Do not expect a teacher to take time from the class to teach you something different. Review definition of skill levels before choosing a class.
  • Do not take photographs or tape the class without consent.
  • Handouts and other materials provided by the instructor are copyrighted. Please check with the instructor before sharing the workshop with others in any format.
  • Kit, Handout, and Optional Kit fees are payable in class to the instructor. Please be prepared with cash or check, as not all instructors are equipped to process credit cards.

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Sewing Machine and Equipment Policy

Sewing machine companies have kindly provided machines for all classes requiring machine work. This includes home machines and longarms. Technicians will provide a brief tutorial at the beginning of each class and be available in these classrooms. Personal machines are not allowed in classes. There is one machine per student in the home machine classrooms. Two students share a machine in the longarm classrooms. Other items may be provided by sponsors, such as rotary cutters, mats, rulers, and irons. Please refer to individual class supply lists for which materials students are to bring and which will be provided. Please use all safety measures when working with any tool, and please be respectful with all provided or borrowed tools and materials.

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Basic Sewing Supplies

For classes that list Basic Sewing Supplies (BSS), please bring the following items:
  • Fabric marker (both light and dark)
  • Fabric scissors
  • Needles
  • Notebook
  • Paper bag for trash
  • Paper scissors
  • Pen and pencil
  • Seam ripper
  • Straight pins
  • Thimble
  • Thread to match fabrics

Sewing Machines and Irons:
Sewing machines and irons will be provided for every student in classes where sewing machines and irons are required. Please do not bring your own equipment unless specified.

For classes that list Kit Fees:
All kit fees are paid directly to the class instructor. Contents of kits and prices are listed under each workshop supply list.

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