About AQS Quilt Stars Trunk Show

Watch from the comfort of your home as host Liz Hammonds, AQS Associate Show Director, meets with the quilt industry’s biggest stars as they tell stories and showcase some of their favorite quilts.

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Ann Hazelwood

Ann Hazelwood is the author of several books, including 100 Things You Need to Know If You Own a Quilt, 100 Tips from Award-Winning Quilters, 100 Sweet Treats By and For Quilters, and most recently, the Door County Quilts fiction series, published by C&T Publishing.

A former quilt shop owner, Ann is an author of regional food and travel books about her home state of Missouri, and she is an AQS Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles. Ann loves red and white, and her antique collection was featured in Linda Baxter Lasco’s book, Red, White & Quilted. Her private collection also includes aprons, handkerchiefs, feed sacks, buttons, and redwork. Ann also collects doll quilts. Learn more at booksonthings.com and ctpub.com.

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Eleanor Burns

Eleanor Burns started a revolution in quilting in 1978 when she self-published her first book, Make a Quilt in A Day: Log Cabin Pattern, which detailed simple-to-follow techniques that compacted months of work into merely a day. Eleanor went on to write over a hundred books, host six seasons of Quilt In A Day on PBS, and train thousands of instructors that teach her methods. With that legacy firmly established, in 2005, AQS members chose her – from among thousands of entries – as one of the greatest living contributors to the art and industry of quilting, awarding her and only four others the title of AQS All-American Quilter.

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Kathy McNeil

Kathy McNeil is an award winning quilt artist, judge, teacher, and designer. Hand appliquéing thousands of little scraps of fabric together, she creates quilts that look like paintings. Often using over a hundred different fabrics in one composition, Kathy revels in adding small details and surprises for the viewer to find. Kathy is the designer of several patterns, including Audubon’s Christmas, Language of Flowers, and New Blessings, all available through ShopAQS.com. She is the author of Landscape Quilts with Kathy McNeil (2015) and the Multiple Ways to Appliqué DVD, and she is an iquilt.com instructor. Kathy’s quilts have been featured in museums, magazines, calendars, and international shows. Most recently, she won the Janome America Best of Show award at the First Annual AQS QuiltWeek – Fall Paducah for her quilt ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE.

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Pat Holly

Pat Holly has been making quilts for over 35 years and sewing for over 50. She has been entering AQS quilt shows for 20 years and has won Best of Show at AQS Paducah three times, most recently for TURKISH TREASURES in 2018. Pat has also won Best Machine Workmanship twice with her sister, Sue Nickels, in addition to a Best Wall Quilt award and four Best Miniature Awards. In 1998, Pat and Sue’s quilt THE BEATLES QUILT won the Janome America Best of Show award in Paducah at the first show it was entered in. Many of Pat’s quilts can be seen at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. Pat is an AQS author and advocate. See more interviews and tips with Pat at youtube.com/quilttv.

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Kimberly Einmo

Kimberly Einmo is the National Spokesperson for Janome America. She is an author, award-winning quilter, fabric designer, international instructor, quilt judge, and CRAFTSY/Bluprint class host. She has written six bestselling books published by the American Quilter’s Society, has created a signature line of unique specialty quilting rulers, and writes a column called Stray Threads in every issue of American Quilter magazine. Kimberly is proud to be a featured artist for the Electric Quilt Company, where she has developed three EQ companion software products. Her fabric collection, Solid-ish, is a basics bestseller for Timeless Treasures Fabrics, and she enjoys leading quilting tour groups to exotic locales around the globe.

A proud military wife and mother of two college-age sons, Kimberly enjoys creating in sunny Southern California, where she lives with her husband Kent, three rescue cats, and one pampered pooch. As a respected and prominent leader in the quilting industry, Kimberly enjoys meeting quilters, crafters, and sewing enthusiasts from all walks of life across the US and around the world! For more information, visit kimberlyeinmo.com.