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

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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

    Downtown-Skyline-and-River

    Wander through the celebrated sculpture park, relax in a canoe on Gray’s Lake or explore the revitalized Historic East Village. Check out all Des Moines has to offer—from shopping to dining to sports and attractions. Our listings for visitors offer endless opportunities to make a memory in Des Moines.

     

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    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 catchdesmoines.com or call the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 451-2625.

     

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Des Moines Vendors 2014

Booth Name
Booth Number
Website
A Charming Affair1122/1124
A P L I Q U I C K ® ™724www.apliquick.com
A1 Quilting Machines717/719www.a1quiltingmachines.com
Alto's - QuiltCut2 Fabric Cutting System911www.quilthouse.net
APQS - Longarm Quilting Machines515/517/614/616www.apqs.com
Baby Lock USA815/817/914/916www.babylock.com
Becolourful Quilting Supplies908www.becolourful.nl
BERNINA of America615/617/714/716www.bernina.com
bj designs and patterns730www.bjdesignsandpatterns.com
Bloc Loc Rulers624www.blocloc.com
Block Party Studios903/905www.blockpartystudios.com
Brother/Creative Sewing Centers415/417/514/516
Cheri's Crystals519www.cheriscrystals.com
Cheryl Ann's Design Wall1000www.cherylannsdesignwall.com
Color By Hand419/421www.colorbyhand.com
CottonWood Creations1011www.cottonwood-creations.com
CraftOptics810www.craftoptics.com
Creations SewClever / Creative Grids431/433www.creationssewclever.com
Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design619/621www.studio180design.net/
Elna509/608www.elnausa.com
EnMart/Iris Thread405www.myenmart.com
Eurosteam Iron1014www.redfernent.com
Expressions in Thread1019/1021/1023www.expressionsinthreads.com
Eye of the Beholder Quilt Designs1105www.eobquiltdesign.com
Fabric Café900/902www.fabriccafe.com
Fabric Creations409/411www.fabric-creations.com
Fabrications by Doris618/620www.fabricationsbydoris.com
Faux Chenille921/923www.fauxchenille.com
Fennell Artworks511
Fiberworks1016/1018www.Fiberworks-heine.com
Flynn Quilt Frame Company525www.flynnquilt.com
Freedom Star United1106/1108www.freedomstarunited.com
From my heart to your hands521/523www.frommyhearttoyourhands.com
Front Porch Quilts925www.frontporchquiltshop.com
Gadgets1107/1109www.threadandmore.com
Gammill Quilting Systems401/403/500/502www.gammill.com
Ghana Crazy929www.ghanacrazy.com
Gruber's Quilt Shop715/814www.grubersquiltshop.com
H&W Fabric Company518/520/522www.hwfabrics.com
Hancy/Full Line Stencil Co.1102/1104www.fulllinestencil.com
Handi Quilter, Inc.609/611/708/710www.handiquilter.com
Hannah's Quilts & Crafts1007/1009www.hannahsquilts.com
Heart Creek Farm Creations805www.heartcreekfarmcreations.com
Hobbs Bonded Fibers1001/1100www.hobbsbondedfibers.com
Homespun Quilt Shop1119www.homespunquiltshop.com
HT Quilt Hangers820www.etsy.com/shop/HTQuiltHangers
Innova1129/1131/1228/1230www.innovalongarm.com
Iowa Falls Sewing Machine Co.1003/1005
Janome America701/703/800/802www.janome.com
Java Hut Quilts & More823
Jean S. Lyle/Chris Moline504/506www.jslyle.com
Joy's Fabrics & Quilts508/510www.joysfabrics.com
Juki America1029/1031/1128www.juki.com
Just Curves901www.justcurves.biz
Liberty Homestead718www.libertyhomestead.com
LnJ Studio407www.lindanelsonjohnson.com
Magnificent Quilting Company1202www.magnificentquilt.com
Martelli Enterprises1115/1214www.martellinotions.com
Midwestern Solutions728www.utopiagear.com
Missouri Star Quilt Co.907/909www.missouriquiltco.com
Moda Fabrics1210www.unitednotions.com
Nancy Clark Handweaver828www.nancyclarkhandweaver.com
Nancy J's Fabrics709/711www.colorsgonewild.com
Nolting Longarm1101/1200www.nolting.com
NoSoreFeet.com923www.nosorefeet.com
One Wing Wool1120www.onewingwool.com
Pals Products, Inc.1117www.ironpals.com
Parabelle722www.parabelle3.com
Piecemakers Quilt Shop1123www.piecemakersquiltshop.com
Platte Branch Design Co.423www.plattebranchdesign.com
Plays With Wool Designs910www.playswithwool.com
Polar Notions808www.polarnotions.com
Primitive Gatherings1015/1017/1114/1116www.primitivegatherings.us
PS Sparkle Designs1010www.pssparkle.com
Quilt House B&B & Quilt Shop1028/1030www.quilthousebedandbreakfast.com
Quilted In Clay721www.quiltedinclay.com
Quilter's Cupboard819www.quilterscupboardiowa.com
Quilter's Express822www.quiltersexpress.com
Quilters' Gift Shop933/935/937www.quiltersgiftshop.com
Quilting Connection529/628www.iaquilts.com
Rachel's of Greenfield708www.rachelsofgreenfield.com/
Rainbows & Calico Things Quilt Shop816/818www.rainbowsandcalicothings.com
Red Button Quilt Co.1002/1004www.redbuttonquiltco.com
Roll N Ruler / Steam Cleaner1125/1224www.rollnruler.com
Scissor Buddy626www.scissorbuddy.com
Seams To Me1024www.seamstome.com
Sew Very Smooth1025www.sewverysmooth.com
Snazzy Creations1118www.snazzycreations.com
Something New824www.somethingnewjc.com
Stitch N' Sew Cottage629www.stitchnsewcottage.com
Stitch On Needlework1232/1234www.stitchon.com
Stitchin' Tree Quilts705www.stitchintree.com
Superior Threads807/809/811www.superiorthreads.com
Surgeon's Skin Secret729www.jamarklabs.com
The Beauty of Pandau1110
The Fabric Cobbler904/906facebook.com/thefabriccobbler
The Little Red Hen829/831www.thelittleredhenonline.com
The Quilt Studio429/528www.quiltstudiofabrics.net
The Quilted Forest1111www.thequiltedforest.com
The Whole Country Caboodle725www.thewholecountrycaboodle.com
The Woolen Needle918/920/922www.thewoolenneedle.com
the-sampler.com804/806www.the-sampler.com
Thimbles by TJ Lane1103www.thimbles2fit.com
TinLizzie 18801/803www.tinlizzie18.com
Tracey's Tables610www.traceystables.com
WCM Quilters Slidelock928www.quiltersslidelock.com
Wendt Quilting825www.wendtquilting.com
WV Quilt623/625www.chenilleseweasy.com
Yellow Creek Quilt Designs1006/1008www.yellowcreekquiltdesigns.com
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