Saved From the Fire:

Quilts by Melinda Bula

The Camp Fire on November 8, 2018 in Paradise, California wiped out the whole town of 27,000 residents. Eight-five people died in the fire. It’s the largest and most destructive fire in the United States. My husband Joe and I had just moved there 18 months before. So the best part of exhibiting these quilts is that they were rescued from my studio as a raging forest fire was approaching our home. I was on the road teaching but my husband was home and he went through the house and grabbed what he could. He only had 15 minutes from the time he was notified to evacuate until the fire was across the street and coming up our driveway. These are the only quilts I have and it is an honor to show them at this AQS QuiltWeek Show.

Monterey at Dusk

Splendor In The Grass

Waratah

Detail: X-Effect Quilt by Kaffe Fassett

Bold by Design: Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett has dedicated the last 50 years of his life to the world of knitting, needlepoint, and patchwork, promoting these crafts through his own work and encouraging others to find their own creativity.

Over the years, Kaffe has participated in various exhibitions and solo shows of his needlework – needlepoint, knitting, patchwork, and costumes and sets. It was in 1988 when Kaffe became the first living textile artist to have a one-man show at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London that set the stage for his worldwide popularity.

A large part of Kaffe’s output is now an expanding range of fabric prints for the patchwork market, along with the Indian striped fabric and shot cotton fabric which are distributed worldwide by Westminster Fibers, USA and Rowan, UK. He teaches individuals all over the world to work with color in an instinctive way. Kaffe’s unique sense of color, drive to create, and his desire to encourage others has led to his reputation as a guru in the world of color and textiles.

Michelle Basten

International Miniature
Quilt Exchange

TheQuiltShow.com sponsored a quilt exchange between U.S. and international quiltmakers. The goal of the project was to connect quiltmakers to learn about each other – to show that we are more alike than different. The teams were paired on a first-come basis; they developed a pen-pal-like relationship to learn about each other, their quiltmaking styles, and to develop friendships. The only criteria was that the quilts needed to be a maximum of 24” and a minimum of 18”. From the 300 quilts (150 teams), 24 teams (48 mini quilts) were selected for this traveling exhibit based on their stories.

Quilt Show Exhibit, Quilts of Valor – A 50 State Salute
Quilts of Valor –
A 50 State Salute

Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) presents quilts representing 24 states that will be awarded to Veterans and military who have been touched by war. The “50 State Salute” exhibit” features quilts made in patriotic designs from the simple to the complex. Members of QOVF range from young beginning quilters in the ”Under Our Wings” program to experienced members who have been making QOV for 15 years. These quilts are meant to inspire all levels of quiltmakers and showcase the many possibilities for expressing gratitude to our military through quilts.
“A 50 State Salute” will be displayed at AQS QuiltWeek events throughout 2019. After its last stop at The National Quilt Museum from November 2019 to February 2020, the quilts will be awarded to veterans and military in Paducah, Kentucky. Stop at the Quilts of Valor booth for more quilts, the exhibit book, and information about the Quilts of Valor Foundation.

AQS QuiltWeek Quilt Exbhit Chris Moline – Folk Art Four Block

Detail: Folk Art Four Clock by Susan Smith, CA 1840

From Hands Alone: Selected Quilts from the Collection of Chris Moline

The quilts included in this exhibit are selected from the collection of Chris
Moline and represent items that display the artistry and innovation of
quilts made by hand.

Quilt Detail: HARU by Maria Shell

Detail: HARU by Maria Shell

SAQA: Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis generates transformative change in shape, nature, or structure. Animals physically develop and change from birth to maturity. Concepts and ideas morph and change over time. Even the earth’s landscape progresses through many geological and ecological stages.

Change may be positive, negative, frightening or enlightening. The pieces in this exhibition demonstrate the inevitability of change—physical, philosophical, or personal — and the results of such transformations, no matter how subtle.

Detail: Corona II: Solar Eclipse by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry – AQS Best of Show

35 Years of AQS
Anniversary Showcase

This exhibition showcases 15 of the previous Best of Show quilts from AQS QuiltWeek Shows in Paducah, which are on loan from The National Quilt Museum’s permanent collection. In addition, this exhibit will also include a t-shirt quilt by Molinda Lauxmiller featuring shirts from previous AQS QuiltWeek Shows.

Detail: Boho Medallion by Diane Kay Evans

New Quilts From an Old Favorite: Oak Leaf and Reel

The National Quilt Museum holds an annual contest and exhibit called New Quilts from an Old Favorite. Created to acknowledge our quiltmaking heritage and to recognize innovation, creativity and excellence, the contest challenges today’s quilt makers to interpret a single traditional quilt block in a work of their own design. The Oak Leaf and Reel is the feature block for 2019. The Oak Leaf pattern, also called Oak Leaf and Reel, combines patchwork with appliqué. Traditionally, red and white fabric was often used to make this pattern. The Reel is one of the first block patterns with curves.

Dij Pacarro

The Dirty Dozen: Provence to Paris

The Photo Challenge completed in 2017, “Welcome to Provence”, was based on a photo by The Dirty Dozen Fiber Artist, Kathryn Robinson, of the courtyard of a 700-year-old farmhouse in Provence, France. The photo was selected as it had an array of elements in it that could be used as inspiration. The finished size of each of these pieces is 36 inches high by 24 inches wide

AQS QuiltWeek – Virginia Beach 2018 Best of Show
STARBURST by Susan Stewart

AQS Charleston
Contest Quilts

The international quilt contest sponsored by AQS presents quilts using a wide variety of techniques that quiltmakers around the world are using today. Quilters will vie for $54,000 in cash awards, with the Best of Show receiving $10,000. Quilts include traditional designs that everyone knows, like Lone Star and Log Cabin, as well as Modern and Art quilts that reach outside the box with new designs and techniques.