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


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  • About Des Moines

    Des Moines, Iowa


    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 Des Moines Convention Center or on its grounds.

    No Smoking Policy

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

    Shopping the Merchant Mall

    The vendors in our Merchant Mall are from many different states. When they handle sales, your credit card will appear to have sales from many different states. Recently, some credit card companies have been alerted to all of these transactions in so many different states that they put a hold on the credit card. Please take a minute to notify your credit card company (before you come to the show) to tell them you will be attending an event with vendors from many states so they don’t hold or cancel your credit card while you are at the show. With your credit card company alerted, you can let the shopping begin.


  • 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 Vendors 2014

Booth Number
A Charming Affair1122/1124
A1 Quilting Machines717/
Alto's - QuiltCut2 Fabric Cutting
APQS - Longarm Quilting Machines515/517/614/
Baby Lock USA815/817/914/
Becolourful Quilting
BERNINA of America615/617/714/
bj designs and
Bloc Loc
Block Party Studios903/
Block RockiT / KathyQuilts425/
Brother/Creative Sewing Centers415/417/514/516
Calico Cupboard1232/1234
Charlie's EZ Mat Cutters / dba OLFADEALS.com830/
Cheryl Ann's Design
Click it Hot Packs1208
Color By Hand419/
Creations SewClever / Creative Grids633/
Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design619/
Expressions in Thread1019/1021/
Eye of the Beholder Quilt
Fabric Café900/
Fabric Creations409/
Fabric Fanatics1216/1218/1220fabricfanatics,com
Fabric Quilt Scissors731/733/
Fabrications by Doris618/
Faux Chenille921/
Fennell Artworks511
Flynn Quilt Frame
Freedom Star United1106/
From my heart to your hands521/
Front Porch
Gammill Quilting Systems401/403/500/
Gruber's Quilt Shop715/
H&W Fabric Company518/520/
Hancy/Full Line Stencil Co.1102/
Handi Quilter, Inc.609/611/708/
Hannah's Quilts & Crafts1007/
Heart Creek Farm
Hobbs Bonded Fibers1001/
Homespun Quilt
Horn of America Inc.732/
Iowa Falls Sewing Machine Co.1003/1005
Janome America701/703/800/
Java Hut Quilts & More823
Jean S. Lyle/Chris Moline504/
Joy's Fabrics & Quilts508/
Juki America1029/1031/
Karique Pure Unrefined Shea
Landauer Publishing, LLC915/
Maendeleo Imports1133
Magnificent Quilting
Martelli Cutting Systems1115/
Missouri Star Quilt Co.907/
Nancy Clark
Nancy J's Fabrics709/
Nolting Longarm1101/
One Wing
Pals Products,
Piecemakers Quilt
Platte Branch Design
Plays With Wool Designs928/
Primitive Gatherings1015/1017/1114/
PS Sparkle
Quilt House B&B & Quilt Shop1028/
Quilted In
Quilters' Gift Shop1130/1132/
Quilting Connection529/
Rachel's of
Rainbows & Calico Things Quilt Shop816/
Red Button Quilt Co.1002/
Roll N Ruler / Steam Cleaner1125/
Seams To
Sew Very
Stitch N' Sew
Stitch On Needlework1033/
Stitchin' Tree
Superior Threads807/809/
Surgeon's Skin
The Beauty of Pandau1110
The Fabric Cobbler904/
The Little Red Hen829/
The Quilt Studio429/
The Quilted
The Whole Country
The Woolen Needle918/920/
Thimbles by TJ
TinLizzie 18801/
TQM Products919
WCM Quilters
WV Quilt623/
Yellow Creek Quilt Designs1006/
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
  • Things to Do in Des Moines

    AQS special Exhibits

    SAQA Masters II Exhibit

    Stitch Like an Egyptian

    New Quilts from an Old Favorite – Carolina Lily / National Quilt Museum

    Pilgrim/Roy Challenge 2015

    Des Moines Area Quilters Guild Annual Show -A Quilt That Makes My Heart Sing and String Quilts

    Classic Cars & Trucks

    AQS Authors’ Exhibit



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    Attractions in Des Moines

    Catch Des Moines – Visitor Information
    Des Moines Art Center
    Jester Park
    Hoyt Sherman Historic Theater
    Des Moines Botanical and Environmental Center

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