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2015 Young Textile Art Challenge Semi-finalists

Congratulations Young Textile Art Challenge Semi-finalists!

AQS QuiltWeek® – Grand Rapids

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This year’s semi-finalists:

Kyle D’Arcangelo
Mary Mattimoe
Katherine Turpenoff

2015 AQS QuiltWeek® – Grand Rapids Semi-finalists

Congratulations to the AQS QuiltWeek® – Grand Rapids Semi-finalists!

This year’s semi-finalists:

Paige Alexander
Roberta Amstadt
Alice Aukeman
Marilyn Badger
Mary Bauer
Elizabeth Bauman
Pam Beal
Thelma Bearden
Cassandra Ireland Beaver
Jan Berg-Rezmer
Jackie Berry
Cathy Boo
Barbara Sellers Bredemeier
Lonnie Brewer
Cheryl Brickey
Joan Brink
Pamela Brockwell
Andrea M. Brokenshire
Connie Brown
Jean Brueggenjohann
Clem Buzick
Lisa H. Calle
Lura Campbel
Elsie M. Campbell
Capitol City Quilt Guild
Susan Carlson
Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill
Sandy Clark
Barbara Clem
Peg Collins
Mary Coolsaet
Lenore Crawford
Bonnie Marshall Creel
Beverly Curtis
Donna DeFusco
Judy DenHerder
Donna Derstadt
Des Moines Area Quilters Guild
Lora Douglas
Rose Dumas
East Cobb Quilters’ Guild
Elizabeth Jayne Edwards
Chris Eichner
Elaine Krajenke Ellison
Marilyn Eparvier
Diane J. Evans
Megan Farkas
Fiber Art Friends
Linda Fleschner
Julie Foura
Jan Frazer
Linda French
Cindy Frese
Mary L. Frost
Cindy Garcia
Susan Garrity
Cathy Geier
Doris Goins
Olga Gonzalez-Angulo
Peggy Green
Susan Griffin
Becky Grover
Karen Grover
Shari McDonnell Guimont
Margaret Solomon Gunn
Happy Heart Quilters
Ann Harwell
Sue Hawkes
Antonia Hering
Dianne S. Hire
Pat Holly
Dolores “Del” Horan
Ann Horton
Joanne Howe
Leanne Hurley
Jan Hutchison
Deborah S. Hyde
Cyndi Johnson
Monica Johnstone
Journeys Thru Art
Georgianne Kandler
Donna Karolus
Susie Karr
Cheryl Kerestes
Patricia C. Kilmark
Cuauhtemoc Kish
Kathy Koch
Carol Kolf
Tim Latimer
Michele B. Lea
Janet Lewis
Susan Liimatta
Ann Loveless
Judith Loveless
Sally Manke
Beth Markel
Deb Martens
Angela Mason
Susan Harbolt McCombs
Ruth McCormick
Kristyn McCoy
Linda McGibbon
Barbara Barrick McKie
Kathy McNeil
Pamela Michaelan
Milwaukee Art Quilters
Melanie Jane Mitchell
Diane Mooradian
Valentina Mort
Caron L. Mosey
Nancy Mullin
Claudia Clark Myers
Ravoe Nelson
Bethanne Nemesh
Charlotte Noll
North Star Quilt Guild
Beth Nufer
Oakland County Quilt Guild
Joyce O’Connell
Lynne Osborn
Out of the Box Design Group
Jean Overmeyer
Amy Pabst
Catherine Palmer
Lynn Peck-Collins
Carol Perkins
Dan Perkins
Claudia Pfeil
Cyndi Phillip
Joanie Zeier Poole
Jyl Poole
Elaine Wick Poplin
Possum Town Quilters
Becky Preston
Nancy Prince
Sue Reno
Maria Reuter
Bonnie Rhoby
River Heritage Quilters’ Guild
Jodi Robinson
Julia Rockwell
Felicity Ronaghan
Stephanie Zacharer Ruyle
Pauline Salzman
Elizabeth Ann Sarles
Sylvia Schaefer
Beth Schillig
Linda S. Schmidt
Janet Schug
Patricia Shepard
Chieko Shiraishi
Beth Houck Shutty
Side Track Quilters
Lori Sikkema
Grace Sim
Maggie Smith
Marilyn Smith
Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee
Janice Smyth
Gethyn L. Soderman
Christine Somerset
Edith Stein
Gail Stepanek
Karen Stockwell
Janet Stone
Dorothy Strefling
Linda Syverson Guild
Sally Terry
Judy Mercer Tescher
The Slice of Life Quilters
Zena Thorpe
Leslie Tidaback-Hilmer
Laura Trenbeath
Carla Triemer
Ann Turley
Sherry Turpenoff
Lynne Tyler
Utah Valley Quilt Guild
Mary Ann Van Soest
Barb Vedder
Kathy Veenstra
Kristin Vierra
Elsie Vredenburg
Christa Watson
Tamara Watts-McPhail
Suzy Webster
Sandra Werlich
West Michigan Quilters’ Guild
Sue Ann Wiltse
Linda Wolf
Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Julia C. Wood
Colleen Wootton
Linda A. Woytisek
Luca Zagliani
Anne F. Zick
Susan Ziel

Good luck to all of the semifinalists!

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2015 AQS QuiltWeek® – Paducah Semi-finalists

Congratulations to the 2015 AQS QuiltWeek® – Paducah Semi-finalists!

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This year’s semi-finalists:

Hisae Abe
Yoko Abe
Yumi Abe
Nancy Acker
Claire Alexander
Helen Alexander
Alice Allinson
Amazing Eight
Joanne Amsden
Yoko Ando
Makiko Aoki
Mary Arbour-Pendergast
Anissa Arnold
Nancy Arseneault
Keiko Aso
Lys Axelson
Jenny Bacon
Marilyn Badger
Joanne Baeth
Pam Baity
Marcia Baraldi
Pam Beal
Cassandra Ireland Beaver
Christina Belding
Marilyn Belford
Kay Bell
Kathie Beltz
Jackie Berry
Pam Biswas
Wendy Blanton
Marie Blunk
Cynthia Bonds
Lisa Bongean
Bill Bowman
Beth Brady
Felicia Tutein Brenoe
Peggy Bridgeman
Caryl Brix
Pamela Brockwell
Andrea Brokenshire
Peggy Brown
Tanya Brown
Jean Brueggenjohann
Doris Brunnette
Karen Kay Buckley
Helen Williams Butler
Meryl Ann Butler
Clem Buzick
Michele Byrum
Sandi Cannarella
Eleanor J. Carlson
Susan Carlson
Lorraine Carr
Mary Chalmers
Hollis Chatelain
Keiko Chiba and 12 friends
Sachiko Chiba
Thelma Childers
Jenny Chiovaro
Fumiyo Chisaki
Luanne Chittenden
Soyoung Chung
Sandy Clark
Barbara Clem
Sandra Morgan Cockrum
Emily Coffey
Miriam Coffey
Rhonda Coler
Halime Conger
Betty Cook
Joanne Coughlin
Maria Ferri Cousins
Kazuko Covington
Susan Cronenwett
Lynn Czaban
Virginia Davey
Janet Davis
Jill Dawson
Jennifer Day
Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga
Marcia Decamp
Donna Derstadt
Kay Donges
Karen Donobedian
Christine N. Donovan
Katherine Dossman
Janet Dove
Pat Durbin
Robbi Joy Eklow
Janet A. Elia
Jennifer Emry
Noriko Endo
Suzan Engler
Faithful Circle Quilt Guild
Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
Megan Farkas
Susan Fender
Roxanne Ferguson
Sally Ferguson
Jeri Fickes
M. J. Fielek
Patricia Flath
Sheila Frampton-Cooper
Jan Frazer
Linda French
Dick Fries
Jean Fries
Elisabeth Frolet
Kumiko Frydl
Masako Fukuda
Cathy Fussell
Janet Gannon
Nancy Gano
Gail Garber
Cindy Garcia
Susan Garrity
Peggy Garwood
Marie-Paule Gherardi
Shirley Gisi
Hiroko Goda
Olga Gonzalez-Angulo
Ellen Granda
Leah Gravells
Barbara “Bobbe” Green
Gwenfai Rees Griffiths
Frieda Grischkowsky
Sherrie Grob
Karen Grover
Margaret Solomon Gunn
Renae Haddadin
Pam Hadfield
Lynne Haley
Robin M. Haller
Linda M. Haltom
Susan Hammer
Ellen Hankemeyer
Carol Harris
Julie Harris
Barbara Oliver Hartman
Mitsuko Hashimoto
Jane Hauprich
Denise Havlan
Sue Hawkes
Pamela Heavrin
Antonia Hering
Kayoko Hibino
Nikki Hill
Pam Hill
Haruko Hiroe
Patricia Hobbs
Mary Lou Hogan
Sue Holdaway-Heys
Jane Holihan
Pat Holly
Jennifer Horsford
Linda Hrcka
Dorie Hruska
Jaynette Huff
Kevin Huffman
Carolyn Hughes
Errol A. “Pete” Hughes Jr.
Debbie Hulett
Marilyn Huntress
Leanne Hurley
Jan Hutchison
Ruth Hutmacher
Kim Hyesook
Barbara Jahn
Donna James
Page Johnson
Liz Jones
Hana Joo
Flora Joy
Betty Kaliszak
Georgianne Kandler
Yoshimi Kashima
Kathy and 6 friends
Michiyo Kato
Yachiyo Katsuno
Loretta Kovar Keil
Cheryl Keith
Laurel Keith
Shirley P. Kelly
Deborah Kemball
Patricia Kennedy-Zafred
Patricia Kerko
Barbara Kirchmeyer
Trina Kirkvold
Laura West Kong
Satomi Kosuda
Nobuko Kotani and 21 friends
Peggy Kragnes
Sue Krause
Karen Kretchmar
Mitsue Kuwajima
Mona Lagan
Marina Landi
Gertrude “Trudi” Lang
Tim Latimer
Megan Cresap Legas
Sandra Leichner
Rona Leyman
Susan Liimatta
Karlyn Blue Lohrenz
JoAnne Louis
Susan Madden
Judi Madsen
Yumiko Mandai
Sally Manke
Jackie Manley
Phyllis Marcum
Terry Marcum
Marisa Marquez
Judy Martin
Nancy Sterett Martin
Kiyoko Matsumoto
Akiko Matsumura
Setsuko Matsushima
Noriko Matsutou
Sue McCarty
Ann McColey
Lea McComas
Linda McGibbon
Barbara Barrick McKie
Sandi McMillan
Ann McNew
Michiko Meike
Polly Fogle Mello
Yvonne Meloy
Roxanne Mierow
Lisa Miinch
Anne Marie Miro
Hiroko Miyama
Masanobu Miyama
Susan Mogan
Mineko Momose and 9 friends
Brenda Monn
Nancy Lindberg Monroe
Veronica Moriarty
Valentina M. Mort
Mary Kay Mouton
Carolyn Bucklin Mullins
Kathy Munkelwitz
Isako Murakami
Yuko Murakami
Sharon Murphy
Sachiko Nakagawa
Toyoko Nakajima
Philippa Naylor
Karen Neary
Bethanne Nemesh
Cindy Bell Neville
Elin Noble
Charlotte Noll
Northern Lights Machine Quilters Guild
Mara Novak
Beth Nufer
Sue Ochs
Judy O’Connell
Ichiko Ogura
Teruko Ono
Junko Ooka
Hiroko Oshida
Amy Pabst
Lynn Peck-Collins
Gina Perkes
Carol Perkins
Dan Perkins
Renee M. Perlman
Jackie Perry
Ann L. Petersen
Claudia Pfeil
Lois Podolny
Joanie Zeier Poole
Ruth Powers
Nancy Prince
Judith Putnam
Gail S. Ramsay
Audra Rasnake
Teresa Yeilding Rawson
Mona Young Redlich
Nancy Rehak
Mary Reinhardt
Irene Reising
Karolyn Reker
Maria Reuter
Carolyn Rider
Paula Ridley
Sheila Riess
Riverwalk Quilters Guild
Brenda S. Roach
Inez Rovegno
Jody H. Rusconi
Aiko Saito and 8 friends
Yoko Sakaguchi and 11 friends
Aki Sakai
Joyce Sanders
Chikako Sato
Yukie Sato and 13 friends
Jodi Scaltreto
Sylvia Schaefer
Lianne Schellenberg
Martha Schellingerhoud
Beth Schillig
Russ Schmidt
Monika Scola
Pam Seaberg
Cindy Seitz-Krug
Sew Silly Sisters
Gail Sexton
Swan Amity Sheridan
Karen Sistek
Cheryl Sleboda
Marilyn Smith
Nancy S. Smith
Rebecca Smith
Melissa Sobotka
Gethyn L. Soderman
Mildred Sorrells
Lucia Souza
Vicki Spiering
Ric D. Stark
Bev Stellges
Susan Stewart
Janet Stone
Karen K. Stone
Yukiko Sugaya
Sechiko Suzuki
Yurie Suzuki
Tamie Takahashi
Fusako Takido
Norimi Tashiro
Diana Tatro
David M. Taylor
Lisa Teichmann
Audrey Temmer
Chinami Terai
Judy Mercer Tescher
Sachiko Tezuka and 8 friends
The Fab 5
The Second Friday Quilters
Linda M. Thielfoldt
Sherry Thompson
Debbie Thornton
Zena Thorpe
Laurie Tigner
Alice Tignor
Makiko Toda
Mariko Tomizawa
Mie Totsu
Laura Trenbeath
Barbara Triscari
Kazue Tsukayama
Ann Turley
Karen Turnbull
Etsuko Uto
Mary Ann Van Soest
Laurie Vandergriff
Barb Vedder
Claire Victor
Kristin Vierra
Brigitte Villeneuve
Mayleen Vinson
Cindy Vough
Brenda S. Wall
Jamie Wallen
Syrie Blanco Walsh
Akiko Watanabe
Tamara Watts-McPhail
Joann Webb
Rachel Weekley
Becky Weiland
Laura Welklin
Candace West
Evelyn L. White
Jackie White
Cathy Wiggins
Stephanie Wilds
Jane Williams
Sue Ann Wiltse
Cindy Winter
Ellen Wolcott
Karen Woten
Sharon Aposhian Wright
Mariko Yamamoto
Masami Yoshihara
Jane Zillmer
Jan Zimmerman

Good luck to all of the semifinalists!

2015 AQS QuiltWeek® – Lancaster Semi-finalists

Congratulations to the AQS QuiltWeek® – Lancaster Semi-finalists!

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This year’s semi-finalists:

Kayoung Ahn
Cory Allender
Mandy Applebee
Janet Atkins
Jocelyn Atkinson
Jenny Bacon
Marcia Baraldi
Linda Barrett
Marcia Barron
Mary Bauer
Christina Belding
Patricia Bell
Kathie Beltz
Jackie Berry
Marie Blunk
Margarita Blyumkina
Vicki Bohnhoff
Lisa Bongean
Ann Brakob
Felicia Tutein Brenoe
Tanya A. Brown
Karen Kay Buckley
Carolyn Burrough
Meryl Ann Butler
Joanne M. Butterfield
Clem Buzick
Lisa H. Calle
Lura Campbell
Valerie Campbell
Ingrid Carstensen
Tsui-Hua Chen
Teri L. Cherne
Jenny Chiovaro
Helen M. Choma
L. Jean Clark
Sandy Clark
Barbara Clem
Misty M. Cole
Maria Cousins
Sandy Curran
Barbara Dahlberg
Debbie D’Angelo
Janet Davis
Marcia DeCamp
Rachel Derstine
Tracey Diehl
Katherine Dossman
Helen Doyle
Rose Dumas
Yuvonne Dunn
Kimberly Einmo
Robbi Joy Eklow
Noriko Endo
Lorraine Ennis
Ruveyda Erdem
Jennifer Eubank
Diane J. Evans
Megan Farkas
Jeri Fickes
Laura Fogg
Sue Freeland
Linda French
Jane Frenke
Cindy Frese
Vanessa Fromm
Sayoko Fujii
Susan J. Galicki
Gail Garber
Peggy Garwood
Pam Geisel
Anita Gogerty
Margaret Solomon Gunn
Renae Haddadin
Rebecca Haley
Jeanne Hall
Miyuki Hamaba
Julie Harstad
Jane Hauprich
Anne Haussmann
Denise Havlan
Sue Hawkes
Dianne S. Hire
Sue Holdaway-Heys
Polly Horne
Ann Horton
Bernadette Houghton
Linda Hrcka
Jan Hutchison
Flora Joy
Georgianne Kandler
Deborah Kemball
Cheryl Kerestes
JungHye Kim
Barbara Korengold
Amy Krasnansky
Ruth LaCoe
Gertrude “Trudi” Lang
Pat LaPierre
Tim Latimer
Tracey Lawko
Sandra Leichner
Hila Leslie
Pam Levenhagen
Yoon Jeong Lim
Kim Loar
Martha Lorshbaugh
Vanessa Lott
Cecilia Maciá
Judi Madsen
Karen Marchetti
Michael D. Marsh
Jan Martin
Michelle Massaro
Sharon McConnell
Barbara Barrick McKie
Kathy McNeil
Catherine Messenger
Pamela Michaelan
Hiroko Miyama
Masanobu Miyama
Valentina Mort
Ann Myhre
Bethanne Nemesh
Charlotte Noll
Mara Novak
Beth Nufer
Marie O’Kelley
Dr. Teri O’Meara
Lynn O’Neill
Mary Owens
Joyce Paterson
Sophie M. Pelletier
Gina Perkes
Carol Perkins
Daniel Perkins
Janice E. Petre
Michele Pettorini
Claudia Pfeil
Julia Pietruszewski
Lynne Pillus
Lois Podolny
Joanie Zeier Poole
Becky Preston
Nancy Prince
Julee Prose
Teresa Yielding Rawson
Carolyn Ray
Mona Young Redlich
Sue Reno
Maria Reuter
Bonnie Rhoby
Carolyn Rider
Patricia Rosa
Linda M. Roy
Junko Sakaguchi
Pauline Salzman
Linda Santoro
Beth Schillig
Lori Schloesser
Monika Scola
Cindy Seitz-Krug
Sew Whatevers
Chieko Shiraishi
Sandra A. Sidell
Karen Sievert
Grace Sim
Ellen Simmons
Gail H. Smith
Carole Sorrell
Mildred Sorrells
Gail Stepanek
Leslie Stevenson
Susan Stewart
LaRee Stokes
Sandi Suggs
Chris Taricani
Timna Tarr
David M. Taylor
Nancy Tejo
Debbie Thornton
Cathy Tongue
Laura Trenbeath
Karen Turnbull
Mary Ann Van Soest
Barb Vedder
Lynn R. Veith
Claire Victor
Kristin Vierra
Mayleen Vinson
Syrie Blanco Walsh
Karen Watts
Tamara Watts-McPhail
Becky Weiland
Judy R. Williams
Sue Ann Wiltse
Susie Wimer
Cindy Winter
Nancy Zachik
Anne F. Zick
Susan Ziel
Jan Zimmerman

 

 

Good luck to all of the semifinalists!

2015 AQS QuiltWeek – Albuquerque Semi-finalists

Congratulations to the AQS QuiltWeek® – Albuquerque Semi-finalists!

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This year’s semi-finalists:

Anne Armour
Janet Atkins
Terri Austin
Marilyn Badger
Marcia Baraldi
Linda Barrett
Pat Barry
Mary Bauer
Rebecca Beall
Suzette Beck
Marie Blunk
Vicki Bohnhoff
Felicia Tutein Brenoe
Marilyn Brocklebank
Andrea Brokenshire
Karen Kay Buckley
Clem Buzick
Michele Byrum
Elsie Campbell
Valerie Campbell
Mardi Carter
Sandy Clark
Barbara Clem
Susan Cleveland
Julee Coffman
Peg Collins
Dawn Fox Cooper
Christine Copenhaver
Maria Cousins
Beverly Curtis
Janet Davis
Jennifer Day
Nanette Dean
Sharon Del Pino
Rachel Derstine
Liz Domme-Hansen
Kay Donges
Nancy Donovan
Katherine Dossman
Karen Duling
Becki Dunham
Nicole Dunn
Kimberly Einmo
Theresa Fetch
Cynthia Fowler
Jo Anne Fredrikson
Kathryn Fuller
Barbara Gary
Cathy Geier
Linda Gilli
Shirley Gisi
Jerry Granata
Melody Griego
Connie Griner
Wilma Grubbs
Margaret Solomon Gunn
Renae Haddadin
Rebecca Haley
Cynthia Vermillion Hamilton
Jeri Hanes-Kellett
Anne Haussmann
Denise Havlan
Patsy Heacox
Diane Heimel
Barbara Henderson
Janeene Herchold
Antonia Hering
Sandy Hinson
Lynne Horpedahl
Ann Horton
Barbara Howard
Jan Hutchison
Jill Isakson
Carol Jaynes
Julia Jeans
Terri Jones
Sandy Jung
Lily Kangas
Laurel Keith
Barb Kibler
Lorilynn King
Janette Kirby
Barbara Korengold
Gertrude “Trudi” Lang
Jeanie Lemmo
Patti Lueker
Diana Maas
Judi Madsen
Jackie Manley
Karen Marchetti
Phyllis Marcum
Terry Marcum
Marisa Marquez
Michael D. Marsh
Mary Mattimoe
Linda McGibbon
Pamela McIntyre
Jimmie Ann McLean
Kathy McNeil
Judy Mercer
Hiroko Miyama
Masanobu Miyama
Barbara Morgan
Joni Morgan
Judith Frost Morin
Valentina Mort
Dawn Myers
Claudia Clark Myers
Ann Myhre
Bethanne Nemesh
Margaret Noah
Charlotte Noll
Beth Nufer
Joyce O’Connell
V’Lou Oliveira
Lynn O’Neill
Mary Owens
Catherine Palmer
Ruth Pennell
Georgia Spalding Pierce
Julia Pietruszewski
Lynne Pillus
Joanie Zeier Poole
Deborah Poole
Jyl Poole
Elaine Wick Poplin
Gail Ramsay
Maria Reuter
Linda Robinson
Judith Roderick
Lynn Rogers
Pat Rollie
Linda Roy
Katheryn Russi
Junko Sakaguchi
Pauline Salzman
Lianne Schellenberg
Lori Schloesser
Julie Sefton
Anne Shears
Grace Sim
Nancy Simmons
Gail Sims
Gail Smith
Rebecca Smith
Gethyn Soderman
Jan Soules
Gail Stepanek
Leslie Stevenson
Susan Stewart
Janet Stone
Sandi Suggs
Sandy Sutton
Krystyna Swirydczuk
Linda Syverson Guild
Maxine Thomas
Debbie Thornton
Laurie Tigner
Wanda Travis
Laura Trenbeath
Nicole Tull
Lynne Tyler
Jo Van Loo
Kris Vierra
Susan Waldrep
Cheryl Walker
Syrie Blanco Walsh
M. Washburn
Karen Watts
Tamara Watts-McPhail
Joann Webb
Marla Head Whalen
Ruth White
Christine Wickert
Doreen Wilken
Rebecca Yoder
Anne Zick
Kathryn Zimmerman

 

Good luck to all of the semifinalists!

Quilt Shipping Information

Quilt Shipping Information | AQS QuiltWeek NOTIFICATION

All accepted entries will receive an email notification with an attached Contestant Guide. The guide contains details on preparing your quilt for shipping, obtaining an appraisal, insurance coverage, and returning your quilt. COMPLETE SHIPPING PREFERENCES

Using the information provided in the guide, contestants will complete their return shipping preferences: Continental U. S. Shipping, International (including Alaska, Hawaii, and all U. S. Territories) Shipping, Pre-Paid FEdEx or UPS Shipping Label, or In-Person Pick up. (A “Hold” option is available for some shows.) Contestants also have the option to request an appraisal during the selection process. (Note: Written appraisals will be mailed approximately 30 days after the show.)

Once most of the quilts have been received, they are checked in, put in a brand new box specifically designed for shipping quilts (except irregular packages or tubes), labeled for return shipping to you or the place you designated, and then organized by categories. The quilts are then transported to the show (in their box/tube) where they will be placed in their designated area for hanging. At the close of the show, your quilt is placed back into your box/tube and taped so that it is ready to be shipped out. Once the quilts return to our facility, they are shipped usually no later than the Tuesday following the close of the show to their designated destination. Quilts are NOT handled or repackaged after returning to our facility from the show.
PACKAGE HANDLING FEE

Beginning in 2018, an additional $10 fee will be added to all quilts shipped in irregular-sized/shaped packages.

Irregular-sized packages require additional time and handling by staff to check-in, process, and repackage.

PREPARING & SHIPPING YOUR QUILT

QUILT SHIPPING GUIDELINES

• Be sure your quilt has a label with your name, address, and quilt title on the back.
• Pack the quilt in a plastic bag, inside a sturdy box.
• Identification Card: Write the title of your quilt, your name, address, and phone number and place inside the box with your quilt.
• Address Card: Write your name, return address, and phone number on a 3″ x 5″ card for shipping and place in an envelope. Tape the envelope to the outside of your plastic bag so it is visible when we open the box. Write your quilt number (provided in the guide) on the front of the envelope.
• In large bold print, write your quilt number (provided in the guide) on the top of the outside of the box, near the address. PROCESSING

Because our home office is in Paducah, all quilts are shipped to Paducah to be processed and checked in. Someone is available during regular business hours, at our facility, to sign for shipments from UPS, FedEx, or the US Postal Service. (Quilts shipped to us in irregular boxes/tubes will stay in their original packaging for a $10 package handling fee.) RETURNING QUILTS

Once the quilts return to our facility, they are shipped out the following week, unless additional photography is needed (winners, etc.) All effort is made to ship quilts within 10 days […]

2014 AQS QuiltWeek – Des Moines Semi-finalists

Congratulations to the AQS QuiltWeek® – Des Moines Semi-finalists!

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This year’s semi-finalists:

Nancy Acker
Sheryl Albertson
Frieda Anderson
Linda Arndt
Marilyn Badger
Joanne Baeth
Cheryl Baker
Rosalie Baker
Marcia Baraldi
Karen Barr
Marcie Barron
Judy Blum
Lisa Bongean
Sharon Brader
Jackie Brown
Doris Brunnette
Shelly Burge
Phyllis K. Campbell
B. Watana Cantrell
Colleen Jensen Carlson
Lorraine Carr
Kathi Carter
Beth Cates
Mary Chalmers
Mary Ching
Anne Christopher
Hsiu-Hui Chuang
L. Jean Clark
Barbara Clem
Christine Copenhaver
Dorothy Dailey
Stacey Day
Kathi De Jong
Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga
Donna DeFusco
Sharon Del Pino
Joan Der Vargovcik
Lauren Devantier
Kay Donges
Katherine Dossman
Leah Duzansky
Kimberly Einmo
Janet A. Elia
Elaine Krajenke Ellison
Diane J. Evans
Deborah Ferguson
Jeri Fickes
Linda Fleschner
Carole J. Floyd
Kathy Frye
Peggy Garwood
Donna Gilbert
Anita Gogerty
Gayle Gruss
Margaret Solomon Gunn
Jeri Hanes-Kellett
Linda Harris
Anne Haussmann
Sue Hawkes
Patsy Heacox
Barb Heetland
Heidi Henderson
Antonia Hering
Charlotte Herr
Dianne S. Hire
Cherí A. Hofeldt
Anne Hollenbach
Ann Horton
Linda Hrcka
Angela Huffman
Karon Huggler
Carolyn Hughes
Errol “Pete” Hughes Jr.
Jill Isakson
Susan Jackan
Terri Jones
Lily Kangas
Ann Nottingham Kelsall
Janie Kemp
Patricia Kennedy-Zafred
Barbara Khan
Janette Kirby
Barbara Kirchmeyer
Karen Kirkland
Trina Kirkvold
Marie S. Kleeberg
Linda Christian Koenig
Naida Koraly
Sandra K. Kosch
Laurie Olson Laetsch
Pat LaPierre
Katie Larson
Tim Latimer
Lindsay Lawing
Dee Legvold
Paula Lenahan
Cheryl Lennox
Judi Madsen
Jan Malmquist
Karen Marchetti
Michael D. Marsh
Jan Martin
Peggy Martin
Laurie Mayo
Deirdre McConathy
Pam McIntyre
Barbara Barrick McKie
Margaret Mecca
Roxanne Mierow
Victoria Miller
Julia Ming-Hsiu
Hiroko Miyama
Masanobu Miyama
Barbara Moseley
Linda Neal
Bonnie Nelsen
Linda Nelson-Johnson
Bethanne Nemesh
Terri Norris
Hallie H. O’Kelley
Jackie O’Laughlin
V’Lou Oliveira
Lynn O’Neill
Mary Owens
Sandra Panagos
Mary Beth Paulek
Sharon Pendergraft
Michele Pettorini
Claudia Pfeil
Julia Pietruszewski
Ruth Pollow
Deborah Poole
Ruth Powers
Becky Preston
Julee Prose
Wendy Read
Wendy Caton Reed
Mary Reinhardt
Merry Jo Rembold
Maria Reuter
Elizabeth “Betty” Richards
Carolyn Rider
Sherry Rogers-Harrison
Linda M. Roy
Jodi Scaltreto
Klara Schafler-Landesberg
Beth Schillig
Sharon L. Schlotzhauer
Marilla Schmitt
Joyce Schroeder
Nancy Scott
Julie Sefton
Sew Whatevers
Mary Shotwell
Kathy Sims
Gail H. Smith
Rebecca Smith
Carole Sorrell
Debbie Spencer
Terri Stephens
Leslie Stevenson
Janet Stone
Christy Stoner
Nancy Sullivan-Jacobs
Jean Taft
Judy Mercer Tescher
Pam Thomas
Hattie Thompson
Debbie Thornton
Sandra Thurston
Laura Trenbeath
Lynne Tyler
Dee Van Driel
Mary Ann Van Soest
Kristin Vierra
Mayleen Vinson
Sharon Ann Waggoner
Cheri Walker
Donna Watter
Tamara Watts-McPhail
Joann Webb
Judy Wehrspann
Sandra C. Werlich
Candace West
Diane Whittier
Judy R. Williams
Margaret B. Willingham
Brian Wilson
Colleen Wootton
Karen Woten
Erin Zehm
Susan E. Ziel
Jan Zimmerman

Good luck to all of the semifinalists!

Additional Appraisal Information

Why Insuring Your Quilt Might Not Be Enough

If you are concerned about protecting the value of your quilts, have them appraised, and use a fine arts rider on your home owner’s insurance rather than buying the shipper’s insurance. If you can’t use your home owner’s insurance, shipping insurance is fine as long as you have an appraisal. The reason for this is simple. Major carriers (UPS, FedEx, etc.) will gladly allow you to place any value on your shipment and charge you accordingly.  However, if your shipment becomes damaged or is lost, things get a little complicated.

Example: Jane Doe ships her quilt across four states using one of the major carriers. Somewhere in transit the package suddenly falls off the map. Tracking shows it got half-way there and then nothing has happened for several days. Jane promptly contacts the carrier and has a trace placed on the shipment. The carrier calls in a few days and says the package has been determined to be lost or stolen. Jane then begins the process of making a claim on the package. The carrier’s first question will be whether the package was insured. Jane breathes a sigh of relief because she had conscientiously placed an insurance value of $2,000 on the package. The carrier then asks Jane if she had an appraisal on the item. Jane responds that she did not. The carrier then tells her that they will only refund her the cost of the materials used to make the quilt. Her time, artistic ability, past quality of work, etc., are all inconsequential without the written appraisal. This is why it is very important to have a certified appraiser do an appraisal of your quilt. It is a relatively small amount of money to protect your art.

For more information about appraisals, go to www.americanquilter.com and under the About Us tab, click Appraisers Program

This information may be reprinted in guild newsletters with the following credit line: Used with permission, American Quilter’s Society, Paducah, Kentucky

2014 AQS QuiltWeek – Chattanooga Semi-finalists

Congratulations to the AQS QuiltWeek® – Chattanooga Semi-finalists!

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This year’s semi-finalists:

Katie Ammon
Connie Anderson
Ellen Anson
Jocelyn Atkinson
Marilyn Badger
Marcia Baraldi
Linda Barrett
Sandra Black
Jo Ann Blade
Annie Brasseale
Barbara Bregman
Cheryl Brickey
Debbie Bunch
Lauren Byrne
Sherrie Cahill
Lisa H. Calle
Lura Campbell
Kathi Carter
Regina Carter
Leanne Chahley
Kathy Chapin
Pam Clark
Nina Clotfelter
Emily E. Coffey
Miriam C. Coffey
Jan Copeland
Susan Cronenwett
Sandy Curran
Claire Davies
Stacey Day
Sharon Del Pino
Lauren Devantier
Kim Diamond
Kathleen Dieter
Cyndi Dininger
Diane Dixon
Katherine Dossman
Pat Durbin
Kimberly Einmo
Janet A. Elia
Sharon R. Elliott
Lisa Even
Deborah Ferguson
Susan Ford
Karen Fox
Peggy Garwood
Pam George
Donna Gilbert
Gayle Gruss
Margaret Solomon Gunn
Anita Haddad
Joy Hancock
Ann Harwell
Anne Haussmann
Patsy Heacox
Diane Heimel
Cyndi Herrmann
Michelle Renee Hiatt
Dianne S. Hire
Veronica Hofman-Ortega
Julie Holahan
Ann Horton
Julia Ming-Hsiu Hsu
Angela Huffman
Jan Hutchison
Jennifer Hynes
Ira L. Inman
Betty Jeffreys
Karolyn (Nubin) Jensen
Lily Kangas
Vicki Kauth
Mary Ramsey Keasler
Laurie Kelly
Patricia Kennedy-Zafred
Barb Kibler
Karla Kiefner
Karen Kineman
Barbara Kirchmeyer
Joan Knight
Linda Wulf Koenig
Naida Koraly
Therese Kuddes
Kathy Kuryla
Melissa Labella
Sue LaBo
Sarah Lanese
Pat LaPierre
Dawn Larsen
Jean Larson
Sandra Leichner
Penny Little
Pamela Mann
Mary Marcucci
Mary Mattimoe
Laurie Mayo
Sue McCarty
Ann McColey
Kathleen McMullen
Kathy McNeil
Alice Means
Karen S. Measels
Cheri Meineke-Johnson
Roxanne Mierow
Hiroko Miyama
Joni Morgan
Deborah K. Morley
Claudia Clark Myers
Linda Naughtin
Bethanne Nemesh
Cookie Noel
Linda O’Donnell
V’Lou Oliveira
Loretta Painter
Sandra Panagos
Jackie Perry
Julia Pietruszewski
Lynne Pillus
Judith Pitts
Ruth Pollow
Deborah Poole
Jyl Poole
Judith Putnam
Audra Rasnake
Karen Rathmell
Teresa Yielding Rawson
Wendy Caton Reed
Sharron Richardson
Carolyn Rider
Jodi Robinson
Pat Rollie
Rosillis Rosario
Inez Rovegno
Marcia Saddler
Sylvia Schaefer
Beth Schillig
Sharyl Schlieckau
Sharon L. Schlotzhauer
Mary Martha Scott
Cheryl L. See
Julie Sefton
Cindy Seitz-Krug
Sew Whatevers
Anne Shears
Matsuko Shiraishi
Brad Slockbower
Stacy Slockbower
Gail H. Smith
Marilyn Smith
Karen Sperry
Pearl Squire
Debra Steinmann
Leslie Stevenson
Fran Stinson
Judy Stokes
Betty Jo Tatum
Linda V. Taylor
Judy Mercer Tescher
Debbie Thornton
Laura Trenbeath
Lynne Tyler
Sharon Ann Waggoner
Evelyn Wartman
M. Washburn
Christa Watson
Tamara Watts-McPhail
Edie Williams
Booke W. Winters
Michelle Wyman
Karen Young
Luca Zagliani

 Good luck to all of the semifinalists!

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