Iowa Events Center, 730 Third Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309


Stunning Exhibits

Enjoy nearly 1,000 quilts, including the incredible AQS contest quilts AND the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild Annual Show -A Symphony of Quilts. Ignite your imagination with the SAQA™ Masters II, travel through Classic Cars & Trucks quilt exhibit, and make sure to visit the Stitch Like an Egyptian exhibit, where you can buy a piece of original art from the Tentmakers of Cairo!

World Renowned

Surround yourself with creative artists like Judith Baker Montano, Judy Coates Perez, and Susan Brubaker Knapp! Improve your skills with Angela Walters, Kim Diehl, and Debby Brown, and many more. Each of the world-class instructors at dozens of workshops and lectures is excited to help you soak in every facet of quilting!

Huge Merchant Mall

Wear your most comfortable shoes, because in addition to all the inspiration at hand in QuiltWeek exhibits and workshops, vendors from across America will be there to display and demonstrate at the huge Merchant Mall. You won’t want to miss any of the new fabrics, books, patterns, and supplies—fuel for even more new ideas!

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  • About Des Moines

    Des Moines, Iowa


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    Show Info

    No Solicitation

    Solicitation or distribution of any literature or other materials is not allowed in the Charlotte Convention Center or on its grounds.

    No Smoking Policy

    No smoking in exhibit hall, vendor areas, and hallways in the Charlotte Convention Center.


  • Des Moines Lodging

    Lodging in Des Moines, IA 2014

    Below is the list of hotels offering special rates for attendees at AQS QuiltWeek – Des Moines 2014.

    Call the hotel directly to book your room and tell them you are attending AQS QuiltWeek.

    Rates listed are per night, subject to availability and do not include taxes or other applicable fees.

    Reservations must be made by September 5, 2014 to receive the AQS rate and must be guaranteed with a credit card or deposit as specified by hotel/motel. Reservations must be canceled prior to arrival to avoid one night’s room and tax charge. For more information, please visit or call the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 451-2625.


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  • Des Moines Addmission

    Order Tickets in advance and save!

    Buy tickets online at least 30 days before Charlotte QuiltWeek and save 10%.
    Click Here to see all pricing options

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Des Moines Vendors 2014

Booth Name
Booth Number
A Charming Affair1122/1124
A P L I Q U I C K ® 724
A1 Quilting Machines717/719
Alto's - QuiltCut2 Fabric Cutting System911
APQS - Longarm Quilting Machines515/517/614/616
Baby Lock USA815/817/914/916
Becolourful Quilting Supplies908
BERNINA of America615/617/714/716
bj designs and patterns730
Bloc Loc Rulers624
Block Party Studios903/905
Brother/Creative Sewing Centers415/417/514/516
Cheri's Crystals519
Cheryl Ann's Design Wall1000
Color By Hand419/421
CottonWood Creations1011
Creations SewClever / Creative Grids431/433
Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design619/621
EnMart/Iris Thread405
Eurosteam Iron1014
Expressions in Thread1019/1021/1023
Eye of the Beholder Quilt Designs1105
Fabric Café900/902
Fabric Creations409/411
Fabrications by Doris618/620
Faux Chenille921/923
Fennell Artworks511
Flynn Quilt Frame Company525
Freedom Star United1106/1108
From my heart to your hands521/523
Front Porch Quilts925
Gammill Quilting Systems401/403/500/502
Ghana Crazy929
Gruber's Quilt Shop715/814
H&W Fabric Company518/520/522
Hancy/Full Line Stencil Co.1102/1104
Handi Quilter, Inc.609/611/708/710
Hannah's Quilts & Crafts1007/1009
Heart Creek Farm Creations805
Hobbs Bonded Fibers1001/1100
Homespun Quilt Shop1119
HT Quilt Hangers820
Iowa Falls Sewing Machine Co.1003/1005
Janome America701/703/800/802
Java Hut Quilts & More823
Jean S. Lyle/Chris Moline504/506
Joy's Fabrics & Quilts508/510
Juki America1029/1031/1128
Just Curves901
Liberty Homestead718
LnJ Studio407
Magnificent Quilting Company1202
Martelli Enterprises1115/1214
Midwestern Solutions728
Missouri Star Quilt Co.907/909
Moda Fabrics1210
Nancy Clark Handweaver828
Nancy J's Fabrics709/711
Nolting Longarm1101/1200
One Wing Wool1120
Pals Products, Inc.1117
Piecemakers Quilt Shop1123
Platte Branch Design Co.423
Plays With Wool Designs910
Polar Notions808
Primitive Gatherings1015/1017/1114/1116
PS Sparkle Designs1010
Quilt House B&B & Quilt Shop1028/1030
Quilted In Clay721
Quilter's Cupboard819
Quilter's Express822
Quilters' Gift Shop933/935/937
Quilting Connection529/628
Rachel's of Greenfield708
Rainbows & Calico Things Quilt Shop816/818
Red Button Quilt Co.1002/1004
Roll N Ruler / Steam Cleaner1125/1224
Scissor Buddy626
Seams To Me1024
Sew Very Smooth1025
Snazzy Creations1118
Something New824
Stitch N' Sew Cottage629
Stitch On Needlework1232/1234
Stitchin' Tree Quilts705
Superior Threads807/809/811
Surgeon's Skin Secret729
The Beauty of Pandau1110
The Fabric Cobbler904/906
The Little Red Hen829/831
The Quilt Studio429/528
The Quilted Forest1111
The Whole Country Caboodle725
The Woolen Needle918/920/922
Thimbles by TJ Lane1103
TinLizzie 18801/803
Tracey's Tables610
WCM Quilters Slidelock928
Wendt Quilting825
WV Quilt623/625
Yellow Creek Quilt Designs1006/1008
Total Number of Rows: 109
The Merchant Mall is open all regular show hours.
Wednesday through Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm