Journey of a Traditional Quilter

Quilts by Nancy Mahoney

This exhibit features quilts that represent Nancy Mahoney’s 35 years of making traditional quilts. The quilts range from her first quilt juried into a national show to pieces of today. Included in this exhibit are quilts that have been featured on the covers of many magazines, as well as award-winning quilts. See how Nancy’s quilts have evolved over the last 35 years.

AQS QuiltWeek Quilt Show Exhibit - TRUE COLORS by Nancy Mahoney

True Colors

AQS QuiltWeek Quilt Show Exhibit - MONACO by Nancy Mahoney


AQS QuiltWeek Quilt Show Exhibit - ANGLE OF RESPONSE by Nancy Mahoney

Angle of Repose

AQS QuiltWeek Quilt Show Exhibit - WHIRLING FANS by Nancy Mahoney

Whirling Fans

The PRINCE Cherrywood Challenge 2018 Quilt Exhibit

Detail: Paisleys and Diamonds and Pearls, Oh My! by Robin Gausebeck

The PRINCE Cherrywood Challenge 2018

What happens when you give artists the same fabric, same color, and same inspiration? The result is an amazing variety of ideas! All the pieces in this collection are created with Cherrywood Hand-Dyed Fabric. Artists took inspiration from Prince, the late musician from Minnesota (also home of Cherrywood). Because of the cohesive nature of the quilts, the exhibit makes a huge visual impact.

AQS QuiltWeek Quilt Exbhit Chris Moline – Folk Art Four Block

Detail: Folk Art Four Clock by Susan Smith, CA 1840

From Hands Alone: Selected Quilts from the Collection of Chris Moline

The quilts included in this exhibit are selected from the collection of Chris
Moline and represent items that display the artistry and innovation of
quilts made by hand.

AQS QuiltWeek – Grand Rapids 2017 Best of Show
Family Reunion by Barbara Ann McCraw

AQS Grand Rapids
Contest Quilts

The international quilt contest sponsored by AQS presents quilts using a wide variety of techniques that quiltmakers around the world are using today. Quilters will vie for $54,000 in cash awards, with the Best of Show receiving $10,000. Quilts include traditional designs that everyone knows, like Lone Star and Log Cabin, as well as Modern and Art quilts that reach outside the box with new designs and techniques.

AQS QuiltWeek exhibit detail: Playtime by Judi Madsen

Detail: Playtime by Judi Madsen

AQS iquilt and Author Showcase

Artistry and craft are blended together in the AQS iquilt & Author Showcase. AQS provides a platform to view quilts, projects, and demonstrations. The displays feature quilts from well-known instructors for iquilt online classes and authors of AQS books. You will find interactive opportunities as instructors demonstrate their techniques.

Dij Pacarro

The Dirty Dozen: Provence to Paris

The Photo Challenge completed in 2017, “Welcome to Provence” was based on a photo by The Dirty Dozen Fiber Artist, Kathryn Robinson, of the courtyard of a 700-year-old farmhouse in Provence, France. The photo was selected as it had an array of elements in it that could be used as inspiration. The finished size of each of these pieces is 36 inches high by 24 inches wide.

Quilt Show Exhibit, Quilts of Valor – A 50 State Salute
Quilts of Valor –
A 50 State Salute

Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) presents quilts representing 24 states that will be awarded to Veterans and military who have been touched by war. The “50 State Salute” exhibit” features quilts made in patriotic designs from the simple to the complex. Members of QOVF range from young beginning quilters in the ”Under Our Wings” program to experienced members who have been making QOV for 15 years. These quilts are meant to inspire all levels of quiltmakers and showcase the many possibilities for expressing gratitude to our military through quilts.
“A 50 State Salute” will be displayed at AQS QuiltWeek events throughout 2019. After its last stop at The National Quilt Museum from November 2019 to February 2020, the quilts will be awarded to veterans and military in Paducah, Kentucky. Stop at the Quilts of Valor booth for more quilts, the exhibit book, and information about the Quilts of Valor Foundation.

Quilt Detail: HARU by Maria Shell

Detail: HARU by Maria Shell

SAQA: Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis generates transformative change in shape, nature, or structure. Animals physically develop and change from birth to maturity. Concepts and ideas morph and change over time. Even the earth’s landscape progresses through many geological and ecological stages.

Change may be positive, negative, frightening or enlightening. The pieces in this exhibition demonstrate the inevitability of change—physical, philosophical, or personal — and the results of such transformations, no matter how subtle.