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We know you’re excited…we are, too! You’ll find everything you need to know about AQS QuiltWeek® – Des Moines, Iowa right here. All of the details will be posted the moment they are available.
We can’t wait to see you at QuiltWeek in Des Moines, Sep 30 – Oct 3, 2015!

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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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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
For more information on becoming a vendor, click on the Vendor Information link at the bottom of this page.
Booth NameBooth NumberWebsite
A Charming Affair828/830
A P L I Q U I C K ®1110apliquick.com
A1 Quilting Machines717/719a1quiltingmachines.com
Adornit1103/1105adornit.com
Akonye Kena728akonyekena.com
APQS - Longarm Quilting Machines515/517/614/616apqs.com
AQS501/503/505/600/602/604ShopAQS.com
Baby Lock USA815/817/914/916babylock.com
Baubles By Beverly Kay1029etsy.com/shop/BaublesByBeverlyKay
Becolourful Quilting Supplies908becolourful.com
BERNINA of America615/617/714/716bernina.com
Bloc Loc Rulers925blocloc.com
Block Party Studios, Corp.1002/1004blockpartystudios.com
Brother/Creative Sewing Centers709/711/808/810
Calico Cupboard1230/1232Delbert Godsy
Charlie's EZ Mat Cutters/dba/OLFA721/723olfadeals.com
Cheri's Crystals519cheriscrystals.com
Cheryl Ann's Design Wall1000cherylannsdesigwall.com
Chris Moline/Jean S Lyle618/620jslyle.com
Click it Hot Packs1120clickithotpacks.com
Color By Hand419/421colorbyhand.com
CottonWood Creations1106cottonwood-creations.com
CraftOptics724craftoptics.com
Crawford Designs "Sewing Made Simple" Patterns516crawforddesigns.net
Creative Feet633creativefeet.com
Custom Quilts Unlimited401/403Customquiltsunlimited.com
Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design619/621studio180design.net
Elaine's Attic LLC1028/1030elainesattic.com
Elna415/514elnausa.com
Eurosteam Iron1014redfernent.com
Expressions in Thread1019/1021/1023expressionsinthreads.com
Fabric 2 Go417fabric2go.com
Fabric Café900/902fabriccafe.com
Fabric Creations409/411fabric-creations.com
Fabric Fanatics1216/1218/1220fabricfanatics,com
Fabrications by Doris823fabricationsbydoris.com
Fennell Artworks1011
Fiberworks1016/1018Fiberworks-heine.com
Finkel on the Road433
Flynn Quilt Frame Company525flynnquilt.com
Freedom Star United1202/1204freedomstarunited.com
From my heart to your hands521/523frommyhearttoyourhands.com
Gammill - At the Heart of Quilting502/504/506heartofquilting.com
Gruber's Quilt Shop715/814grubersquiltshop.com
H&W Fabrics1005/1007/1009hwfabrics.com
Hancy / Full Line Stencil Co.1102/1104fulllinestencil.com
Handi Quilter, Inc.701/703/800/802handiquilter.com
Hawaiian Moon628aloecream.biz
Heartfelt Works1108heartfeltworksdesigns.com
Hobbs / Quilted Memories, LLC1001/1100quiltedmemoriesllc.com
Horn of America Inc.405/407hornofamerica.com
iHeartMedia / Breast Cancer Awareness Quilt1208
Innova / Country Loft Quilt1129/1228innovalongarm.com
Iowa Falls Sewing Machine Co.1210
IQ Handi Vac729rollnruler.com
iquilt609/611/708/710iquilt.com
J & A Stitches1121/1123twosistersandaquilt.com
Janome America509/511/608/610janome.com
JUKI / first sewing730/732
Karique Pure Unrefined Shea Butter1222karique.com
KathyQuilts / Block RockiT623/625kathyquilts.com
Kerry's Kollectibles1025quiltcurio.com
LauraBellas1128
Legacy by Pellon Batting429pellonprojects.com
Liberty Homestead718libertyhomestead.com
Little Quilt Company1109/1111Littlequiltcompany.com
LnJ Studio725lindanelsonjohnson.com
Magnificent Quilting Company805magnificentquilt.com
Martelli Cutting Systems1115/1214martellinotions.com
Midwestern Solutions529utopiagear.com
Modern Quilter905/907quiltstudiofabrics.net
Nancy Clark Handweaver924nancyclarkhandweaver.com
Nancy J's Fabrics508/510colorsgonewild.com
Nolting Longarm1101/1200nolting.com
Ocean Center1118oceancenter.com
One Wing Wool524onewingwool.com
Overbrook Quilt Connection1117/1119overbrookquilts.com
Painfreepillow.com1033painfreepillow.com
Parabelle722parabelle3.com
Pineapple Press Patterns705pineapplepresspatterns.com
Platte Branch Design Co.803plattebranchdesign.com
Plays With Wool Designs622/624playswithwool.com
Primitive Gatherings1015/1017/1114/1116primitivegatherings.us
PS Sparkle Designs801PSsparkle.com
Quilt House B&B & Quilt Shop423/425quilthousebedandbreakfast.com
Quilt in a Day1122/1124quiltinaday.com
Quilter's Cupboard819quilterscupboardiowa.com
Quilter's Express904QuiltersExpress.com
Quilters' Gift Shop518/520/522quiltersgiftshop.com
Rachel's of Greenfield707RachelsofGreenfield.com
Rainbows & Calico Things Quilt Shop816/818rainbowsandcalicothings.com
Red Button Quilt Co.919/921redbuttonquiltco.com
Roll N Ruler / Steam Cleaner / Aloe Pillow1125/1224rollnruler.com
Seams To Me1020seamstome.com
Sew Very Smooth930sewverysmooth.com
SewBatik1130/1132SewBatik.com
Siesta Silver Jewelry832siestasilverjewelry.com
Something New1107somethingnewjc.com
Sticky Roller1206
Stitch N' Sew Cottage1024stitchnsewcottage.com
Stitch On Needlework Shop820/822stitchon.com
Stitchin' Tree Quilts901/903stitchintree.com
Superior Threads807/809/811superiorthreads.com
Surgeon's Skin Secret910jamarklabs.com
Tanya McGuire923tanyamcguire.com
TEXMAC / HAPPY Embroidery Machines733happyemb.com
"the cottage rose" - Pattern Originals629cottagerosequiltshop.com
The Little Red Hen829/831thelittleredhenonline.com
The Whole Country Caboodle915/917thewholecountrycaboodle.com
The Woolen Needle918/920/922thewoolenneedle.com
the-sampler.com804/806the-sampler.com
Thimbles by TJ Lane909thimbles2fit.com
TIME TO QUILT1003timetoquilt.com
TinLizzie18 / Park City Quilting Co.911/1010tinlizzie18.com
Tracey's Tables500traceystables.com
Turnberry Lane928Turnberrylanepatterns.com
Tutto Luggage / Mascot Metropolitan, Inc.528tutto.com
WCM Quilters Slidelock824quiltersslidelock@gmail.com
Wendt Quilting825Wendtquilting.com
WonderFil Specialty Threads929wonderfil.net
Xpain Solutions1133xpainsolutions.com
Yellow Creek Quilt Designs1006/1008yellowcreekquiltdesigns.com
  • Things to Do in Des Moines

    Special Exhibits

    dmaqg2015 Quilt Show: Building Friendships Through Quilting, Des Moines Area Quilters Guild Annual Quilt Show

    Des Moines Area Quilters Guild Annual Quilt Show is a “Show within a show”. DMAQG’s show includes approximately 400 member quilts, and around 100 quilts in their Silent Auction, several special exhibits including “Quilts Built with Friends” and a large display of quilts donated by members to a variety of local charities, including Habitat for Humanity. Visit www.dmaqg.org for details

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    Authors’ Showcase

    Artistry and craft are blended together in the Author Showcase Exhibit. Known for its dedication to creative content and vibrant publication, AQS provides a platform to view quilts, projects, and demonstrations. The displays feature the latest books from well-known authors. In addition to the popular how-to quilt books, quilt-fiction book series are offered that present rich characters in compelling stories. Find your own blend at the Authors’ Showcase Exhibit.

    living-colorLiving Colour

    Living Colour! includes 32 vibrant works celebrating life across the spectrum, the result of the Living Colour! challenge exhibition curated by Australian fiber artist Brenda Gael Smith. Entrants were inspired by the pulsing life and color of the world! The selections showcase the diversity and richness of textiles in both abstract and representational form. The exhibition is presented in broad rainbow sequence and features a narrative embracing flora and fauna, marine life, colorful communities, powerful life forces, and creation stories.

    nine-patchNew Quilts from an Old Favorite – Nine Patch

    Each year The National Quilt Museum sponsors the New Quilts from an Old Favorite contest, challenging quiltmakers to create an innovative quilt based on a specific traditional pattern.

    This year, quiltmakers were challenged to create original quilts based on the classic Nine Patch block pattern. They responded with a myriad of stunning interpretations! New Quilts from an Old Favorite – Nine Patch is an exhibit of the 18 finalist and winning quilts. These are not your grandmother’s Nine Patch quilts!

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    Red, White & Quilted

    Red and white quilts have a passionate, romantic history that repeats through generations of quilt owners and makers. The Red, White & Quilted exhibit includes six antique quilts and numerous newly constructed red-and-white beauties quilted by some of today’s finest quilters. Enjoy the beauty of these perennial favorites!

    SAQASAQA™ Wide Horizons IV

    Works by quilt artists from Europe and the Middle East appear in the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Wide Horizons IV exhibit. This biennial showcase exhibition of small quilts debuted at the European Patchwork Meeting (Carrefour du Patchwork). SAQA member participants were encouraged to think beyond landscapes—the theme Wide Horizons was wide open! This exhibit appears in the United States only at AQS QuiltWeek events in 2015.

    egyptianStitch Like an Egyptian

    For thousands of years, complex canvas appliqué art decorated the interiors of tents and homes in the Middle East. The tradition continues, carried on by only a few Egyptian artists in their homeland. AQS is the exclusive United States distributor for the exhibition and sales of artwork by the Tentmakers of Cairo.

    The patterns in these pieces are based on geometry, sacred texts, and ancient artwork. You will be amazed at this art form’s beauty, intricacy, and relevance to today’s quilts.

    Every piece of appliqué art in the Stitch Like an Egyptian exhibit is for sale, and each one is hand signed by the maker. With prices ranging from $150 to $2,000, it is affordable art that you can own. Make one yours!

    wickedThe WICKED™ Cherrywood Challenge

    AQS is pleased to present the entire traveling exhibit of the WICKED™ Cherrywood Challenge quilts. Artists from all over the United States were inspired by luscious Cherrywood hand-dyed fabric in “Wicked Greens” and black to make a 20″ square quilt using the theme “Wicked.” Most of the imaginative designs were influenced by the Broadway hit musical WICKED™.

    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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