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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.)

At AQS, we provide brand-new, specially designed boxes for every quilt shipped in a standard box free of charge. These square boxes come in three different sizes to accommodate varying quilt sizes, and have double flaps on top and bottom to protect your quilt. However, we understand that some quilts need to be rolled and we will continue to accept rolled quilts in long, slender boxes or tubes and return these in the same container in which it was shipped for a $10 package handling fee.

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. Once most of the quilts have been received, they are checked in, labeled for return shipping to you, or the place you designated, and then organized by categories. (Quilts shipped to us in irregular boxes/tubes will stay in their original packaging for a $10 package handling fee.) The quilts are then transported to the show where they will be placed in their designated area for hanging. 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 […]

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!

2014 AQS QuiltWeek – Grand Rapids Semi-finalists

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

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This year’s semi-finalists:

Anna Aldmon

Paige Alexander

Wanda Allan

Kim Anness

Appleseed Art Quilt Guild

Mary Arbour-Pendergast

Anne B. G. Armour

Jocelyn Atkinson

Marilyn Badger

Joanne Baeth

Marcia Baraldi

Linda Barrett

Pam J. Beal

Cheryl Beglau

Jan Berg-Rezmer

Karen Berlincourt

Jo Ann Blade

Lisa Bongean

Betty Bourn

Barbara Brady

Barbara Bregman

Brenda Bremer

Lonnie Brewer

Nancy Brieschke

Joan Brink

Marilyn Brocklebank

Tanya Brown

Jean Brueggenjohann

Gail Bufalini

Lisa Burmann

Jane Cahan

Lisa H. Calle

Lura Campbell

Kathi Carter

Leanne Chahley

Sue Chambers

Kathy Chapin

Anne Christopher

Miriam C. Coffey

Peg Collins

Sue Cortese

Jill Cross

Emanuela D’Amico

Lise Dehlbaek

Jennifer Delaney

Des Moines Area Quilters Guild

Mary DeVries

Kim Diamond

Cyndi Dininger

Beverly Dommer

Katherine Dossman

Carrie Dunn

Kathy Dunn

Chris Eichner

Nancy Eisenhauer

Robbi Joy Eklow

Elaine K. Ellison

Jennifer Emry

Marilyn Eparvier

Lisa Even

Kathi Everett

Laraine Facca

Deborah Ferguson

Fiber Art Friends

Vicki Finchum

Tammy Finkler

Laura Fogg

Susan Ford

Friendship Star Quilt Guild

Cathy Geier

Donna Gilbert

Kathi Glasby

Sue Goeddeke

Sharon T. Goodman

Gayle Gruss

Margaret Solomon Gunn

Anne Haussmann

Diane Heimel

Michelle Renee Hiatt

Dianne S. Hire

Patricia Hobbs

Marcia Hollopeter

Ann Horton

Nancy M. Howell

Linda Hrcka

Angela Huffman

Karon Huggler

Carolyn R. Hughes

Errol A. Hughes Jr.

Marilyn Ingalls

Jill Isakson

Judith Jackiewicz

Phyllis Jacobs

Dorothy Janose

Monica Johnstone

Teresa Justice

Lily Kangas

Donna Karolus

Judy Karpovich

Susie Karr

Leslie A. Keeslar

Karen Keller

Kate Keller

Barbara Kirchmeyer

Suzanne Kistler

Barb Knuth

Naida Koraly

Judith Kraker

Linda Kuhlman

Gertrude (Trudi) Lang

Pat LaPierre

Dawn Larsen

Doris Larson

Richard Larson

Timothy Latimer

Mary Ellen Lemen

Jan Lewis

Zinia Lewis

Yvonne Line

Ann Loveless

Jenny Lynn

Sally Manke

Deb Martens

Material Girls Quilt Guild

Laurie Mayo

Evelyn Mazzola

Sue McCarty

Karen McClurkin

Margaret Mecca

Kathleen Medland

Cheri Meineke-Johnson

Roxanne Mierow

Hiroko Miyama

Karen Mommsen

Nancy Lindberg Monroe

Diane Mooradian

Susan Mordan

Claudia Clark Myers

Bethanne Nemesh

Linda Neri

Marie Nicholas

Charlotte Noll

Beth Nufer

Jackie O’Laughlin

V’Lou Oliveria

Laura Orben

Lynne Osborn

Out-of-the-Box Design Group

Mary Owens

Sandra Panagos

Patchers at the Lakeshore (PALS)

Mary Beth Paulek

Sharon Pendergraft

Jackie Perry

Peter Piche

Julia Pietruszewski

Lynne Pillus

Lolly Platt nee Verduin

Deborah Poole

Joanie Zeier Poole

Jyl Poole

Becky […]

2014 AQS QuiltWeek – Charlotte Semi-finalists

CHARLOTTE 2014 | Contest Semi-Finalists

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

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This year’s semi-finalists:

Paige Alexander

Lori Allison

Kim Anness

Jocelyn Atkinson

Joanne Baeth

Linda Barrett

Mary Bauer

Cheryl Beglau

Sarah Brandt

Cheryl Brickey

Paula Huffman Brown

Melissa Burdon

Betty Busby

Lynn Buske

Kim Buterbaugh

Joanne M. Butterfield

Jane Cahan

Lisa H. Calle

Elsie M. Campbell

Carole Carter

Kathi Carter

Mary L. Carter

Leanne Chahley

Sandy Chambers

Pam Clark

Sandra Morgan Cockrum

Emily E. Coffey

Miriam C. Coffey

Peg Collins

Dea Crandell

Deb Crine

Evelyn L. Crovo-Hall

Sandy Curran

Laura Davies

Pat Delaney

Carolyn Demopoulos

Mary DeRay

Kay Donges

Katherine Dossman

Inell Dunn

Judy Egan

Margo Z. Ellis

Elaine Krajenke Ellison

Jennifer Emry

Linda Esenbock

Lisa Even

Deborah Ferguson

Margaret Meg Filiatrault

Foothills Cyberbee YoYos

Charli Fulton

Peggy Garwood

Cathy Geier

Linda Gibbons

Donna Gilbert

Sue Gilgen

Julia Graber

Wilma Grubbs

Gayle Gruss

Margaret Solomon Gunn

Mel Harper

HarperMcDonald

Donna Hartenstine

Anne Haussmann

Judith Heyward

Dianne S. Hire

Ann Horton

Bernadette Houghton

Susan Hudson

Carolyn R. Hughes

Errol A. “Pete” Hughes Jr

Cynthia Janney

Teresa Justice

Joyce A. Keaton

Gerrie Kennedy

Patricia Kennedy-Zafred

Phyllis Kluger

Naida Koraly

Park Kyungsu

Sue LaBo

Dawn Larsen

Jean Larson

Patty Lennon

Candi Lennox

Penny Little

Karen Marchetti

Susan Marra

Laurie Mayo

Carol McDowell

Barbara Barrick McKie

Kathy McNeil

Cheri Meineke-Johnson

Karin E. Miller

Yevonne Miller

Hiroko Miyama

Sylvia Montgomery

Veronica Moriarty

Barbara Moseley

Pearl Nester

Claudia Nicholson

Charlotte Noll

Linda O’Donnell

Laura Orben

Dorothy Ovelgoenner

Mary Owens

Robin Parton

Sophie M. Pelletier

Jackie Perry

Judy Petersen

Diana Pickens

Julia Pietruszewski

Lynne Pillus

Ellene M. Place

Karen Ponischil

Deborah Poole

Jyl Poole

Nicki Ransom

Diane Rebok

Rita D. Reed

Merry Jo Rembold

Maria Reuter

Paula Ridley

Jodi Robinson

Rosillis Rosario

Laura Ruiz

Junko Sakaguchi

Sandhills Quilters Guild

Beth Schillig

Lori Schloesser

Nancy Scott

Julie Sefton

Marlene Shea

Anne Shears

Frances Sienkiewicz

Judi Simmons

Ann M. Smith

Eyvonne Smith

Gail H. Smith

Patricia Smith

Sharon Snoddy

Sylvia G. Snyder

Melissa Sobotka

Gethyn L. Soderman

Carole Sorrell

Glacier Star

Edith Stein

Bonnie M. Stetson

Leslie Stevenson

Beth Stewart-Ozark

Janet Stone

Krystyna Swirydczuk

Phyllis Tarrant

Betty Jo Tatum

Linda V. Taylor

Maxine Thomas

Debbie Thornton

Zena Thorpe

Sandra Thurston

Laura Trenbeath

Anya Tyson

Susan Vassallo

Lisa Verrier-Christy

Rebecca Verrier-Watt

Important Contest Dates

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2017 Important Contest Dates | AQS QuiltWeek 2017 Contest Dates & Deadlines

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Photography Suggestions

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photography-graphicPicture this: You’ve spent months cutting, sewing, and striving for perfection. You’ve been up to your ears in batting, thread, and fabric. You’ve made the quilt of your dreams. After all that hard work, your quilt is finished. Your quilt entry has to be entered today! Frantically, you throw your quilt over a banister and shoot a picture. You may have just made the best quilt of your entire life.It may, in fact, be “Best of Show” worthy. But you’re forgetting one important detail: In order for your quilt to hang in one of our shows, it must first be juried. How do we jury your quilts? You guessed it…by YOUR photography.

We’ve received our share of excellent photography…but we’ve also seen some of the worst. Below you will find some helpful hints to go by when photographing your next masterpiece! Remember, your pictures are all our jurors can see…show your best work!

First, make sure your camera is on the highest quality setting. This will, indeed, make your file sizes larger. This is NOT a problem. In most cases, the larger the file size, the better quality the image; the more megapixels you use, the better your photograph will be. Also, (and we can’t stress this enough) be sure your camera is in focus when shooting your quilt.

The full shot image must be exactly what it says: a FULL shot. This means no folded corners, no bushes or trees in front of the quilt, and no fingers peeking over the top. For the best results, suspend your quilt from a curtain rod, letting it hang freely. Shoot your quilt at a 90° angle from the CENTER of the quilt. If you shoot your quilt from above or below, the quilt does not appear square (see illustrations).

Use your best source of lighting. The best results come when shooting outdoors on a cloudy day. The distilled sunlight creates just the right lighting for your quilts. Avoid harsh, direct sunlight as it blows out the color of your work. If you must shoot your quilt indoors, choose a room with the most natural lighting, and try to avoid any shadowing over your quilt.

When selecting your detail shot, choose a 12-inch section of your quilt that is your favorite. You know your best work, so show it in your detail shot. Make sure you’re not physically too close to your quilt when taking the picture, as your camera may have trouble focusing.

Save Images As:
JPEGS in all lower case with no spaces.
Use _ in place of a space as shown below.

Full: title_of_quilt_f

Detail: title_of_quilt_s

Headshot: firstname_lastname

A headshot is a photo of you from the shoulders up. If you are a group or team of quilters, please use a group photo that includes everyone. (If you are a group of quilters, save as group_name.)

Not only will your quilt photographs be viewed by our jury, but if your quilt is selected to hang in any of our QuiltWeek events, your photograph may be used and re-used for publication and re-publication in AQS QuiltWeek material, digital or printed. We know you’ve worked hard on your quilt. Don’t jeopardize your quilt’s future with bad photography!

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