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When you think of Des Moines, Iowa, do you think about the growing number of impressive restaurants, the arts scene worthy of a larger city, or upscale shopping destinations? You’ll find them all in Des Moines! When you attend AQS QuiltWeek in Des Moines, you’ll add the excitement of viewing a seemingly endless number of quilts to your list of enticing reasons to visit the city.

You’ll see hundreds of AQS contest quilts and over 350 special exhibit quilts. This is a perfect opportunity to learn new techniques in workshops with world-class quilting instructors. Get to know them on a first-name basis while you perfect your craft. Don’t miss the latest in fabrics and quilting tools displayed in row after row of vendor booths alongside hands-on demonstrations of top quiltmaking equipment!

Once again, AQS is pleased to share the Iowa Events Center space with the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild Annual Show. This year, their theme is Quilted Gardens. So get ready to explore and enjoy a thousand quilts at AQS QuiltWeek. See you there!

Over 32,000 quilt loving attendees
Over 200 vendors for all your quilting needs
$54,000 prize money to the lucky winners
150+ quilts competing in 7 categories

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The Merchant Mall is open all regular show hours.
Wednesday through Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
For more information on becoming a vendor, click on the Vendor Information link at the bottom of this page.

Booth NameWebsite
A Charming Affair
A P L I Q U I C K ®
A1 Quilting
All About Color (formerly The Sampler)
BERNINA of America / The Quilt
bj designs and
Block Party Studios,
Charlie's EZ Mat Cutters/
Cheryl Ann's Design
Chris Moline/Jean S
Click It Hot
Country Creations
Deb Tucker's Studio 180
Fabric Café
Fennell Artworks
Flynn Quilt Frame
Freedom Star
From my heart to your
Gammill - At the Heart of
Hancy / Full Line Stencil
Handi Quilter,
Hobbs / Quilted Memories,
Horn of America
Joy's Fabrics &
KathyQuilts / Block
LnJ Studio
Martelli Cutting
Missouri Star Quilt
Nancy J's
One Wing
Overbrook Quilt
Parabelle DBA Paisley &
PS Sparkle
Rachel's of
Rainbows & Calico Things Quilt
Saw Dust
Sew Very
Sticky Roller
Stitch N' Sew
Stitch On Needlework
Stitchin' Tree
TEXMAC / HAPPY Embroidery
The Little Red
The Whole Country
The Woolen
Thimbles by TJ
Tin Lizzie
Tutto Luggage / Mascot Metropolitan,
USAUS / Bloc Loc
Yellow Creek Quilt

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