National Quilt Museum (NQM) Multi-Day Admission, #NQM

National Quilt Museum (NQM) Multi-Day Admission, #NQM

Day: Monday–Sunday, See Hours Below
Location: 215 Jefferson, Paducah, KY 42001, 270-442-8856
Day: Monday–Sunday, See Hours Below
Retail: $30

 


Visit The National Quilt Museum as many times as you want during AQS QuiltWeek.
Retail: $12 for a multi-day pass purchased through AQS (advance registration only)
If purchased at The National Quilt Museum during the show:
Retail: $12 daily admission at the door

The National Quilt Museum will feature exciting new exhibits during AQS QuiltWeek.

  • New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Oak Leaf & Reel: Finalists and winners from the New Quilts from an Old Favorite competition’s Oak Leaf & Reel theme.
  • Love Stories, curated by Qin Zhang: Special Exhibit: In Southeastern China, Lanjiaxie became a special textile for marriage. The patterns used indicate the desire for love and a better life.
  • Stories of West Africa by Hollis Chatelain: Hollis’ personal interpretation of everyday life in West Africa, portraying the rich African culture and the strong sense of community and family unity.
  • Lise Bélanger: Behind the Seams: Corner Gallery: This Canadian artist followed her passion for sewing into making colorful textile art paintings.
  • Museum Collections: Selections from the museum’s collections of over 600 full-size and miniature quilts are displayed throughout the year.

Special Demonstrations:

  • George & Virginia Siciliano demonstrate their unique quilting techniques, Tuesday–Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Special Events:

  • Ann Hazelwood will be doing a book signing Friday 10:00 a.m. to Noon.
  • Artists from the New Quilts from an Old Favorite competition will sign the exhibit’s gallery guide Friday from Noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • Featured Corner Gallery quilter, Lise Bélanger, will present a 30-minute Artist Talk about her work on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and Thursday and Friday at 2:00 p.m.

NQM provides a free shuttle going back and forth from the AQS Shuttle Stop at the Convention Center to the museum during show hours.

quiltmuseum.org/quiltweek

 NQM Hours:
Monday – Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

All-Star Review, #22201

All-Star Review

All-Star Review – #22201

Day: Wednesday, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Various
Level: All Levels
Member: $24 Retail: $30


Join us for our ever-popular All-Star Review and learn techniques from this year’s instructors. Each instructor will give a 10-minute demonstration to all participants from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. After 6:30 p.m., meet the instructors and purchase their books, patterns, and tools. You can even get an autograph or two. A booklet with printed handouts is provided to each participant. This event always sells out fast, so hurry and get your tickets today!

quiltweek.com

Become a Brilliant Binder: Binding Made Easy, #28510

Become a Brilliant Binder: Binding Made Easy – #28510

Day: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Independence AB
Teacher: Debbie Wendt
Level: All Levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
Plus Kit Fee


Create perfect bindings every time. Learn perfect mitered corners and no-fuss, smooth end seams with Debbie’s Brilliant Bindings™ tool and technique. Instruction also includes steps for making continuous straight-of-grain and bias binding. The final process of stitching the binding to the back will be shown by hand and machine. Binding samples will be made in class to use for future reference, along with a completely bound “brag book” incorporating all steps. Don’t miss your chance to finally conquer binding!

wendtquilting.com

 

Bindings: A World of Options, #22802

Bindings: A World of Options

Bindings: A World of Options – #22802

Day: Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Debbie Wendt
Level: All Levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20


Explore a world of quilting options. From traditional to fused, hand-sewn to machine, and quilts to clothing, Debbie will inspire you with an array of binding styles to finish your edges. Don’t forget a camera to photograph your favorites. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

wendtquilting.com

Bloomers: Machine Appliquéd Blossoms, #23104-T

Bloomers: Machine Appliquéd Blossoms

Bloomers: Machine Appliquéd Blossoms – #23104-T

Day: Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Federal AB
Teacher: Karen K. Stone
Level: All Levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110
Plus Kit Fee


Join Karen for the day and learn how to make a manageable quilt that looks like it took months to make! With just three basic shapes and three blocks, you can create the impression that there’s a lot more going on than there really is. Karen will share good basic machine appliqué technique, and some unique ways to connect everything with amazing precision. This scrappy quilt will look great in your home year-round.

karenkstone.com

 

Creativity and Quilt Play: An Evening With Victoria Findlay Wolfe, #22203

Creativity and Play: An Evening With Victoria Findlay Wolfe – #22203

Day: Friday, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Level: All Levels
Member: $28 Retail: $35


Join Victoria Findlay Wolfe for an evening of quilt fun and creativity. Victoria will share her creative process and demonstrate how play creates an open field for creativity while boosting your confidence, and inspiring you to let go and remember that quilting is FUN! You’ll learn about Victoria’s new work as well as her world-famous Double Wedding Ring quilts. Victoria will send you home with a creative spark to start something new! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

vfwquilts.com

Diamonds in the Sky Quilt: Piece Brilliant Diamonds, #27509

Diamonds in the Sky Quilt: Piece Brilliant Diamonds

Diamonds in the Sky Quilt: Piece Brilliant Diamonds – #27509

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Hickory AB
Teacher: Michelle Hiatt
Level: All Levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
Plus Handout Fee


Michelle designed this dazzling quilt for Studio 180 Design. Diamonds in the Sky creates a brilliant four-piece diamond that really radiates, plus a beautiful alternating block that gives this quilt dimension and allows it to shine! Diamonds in the Sky uses (14-20) fat quarters (18″ x 22″). The number depends on how much scrappiness you desire. Alternatively, you could use 6″ strips or scraps, and this quilt would be dynamite. If you want high contrast, use assorted bright fabrics for your Diamonds and a dark or light background. Learn how to use Deb Tucker’s Corner Beam™ as you make this fun quilt. The class will include step-by-step instructions for use of the Corner Beam, as well as tips on matching points and piecing on-point quilts. You’ll also learn strip piecing techniques and general machine piecing hints and tips. This quilt shimmers!

sewonthego.net

 

Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles, and Quilts! An Antique Trunk Show, #22801

Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles, and Quilts! An Antique Trunk Show

Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles, and Quilts! An Antique Trunk Show – #22801

Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Pat Yamin
Level: All Levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20


Come feast your eyes on Pat Yamin’s collection of antique quilts dating from the 1800’s to the present. You will learn how they inspire modern quilters to recreate them with today’s fabrics! Pat has wonderful background stories about each quilt. Her lecture is exciting, and transports you back in time, giving you a sense of being there while the quilts are being stitched. You’ll feel as if you’re looking over the shoulder of the quilter. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

comequiltwithme.com

Joseph’s Coat: Piecing Curves With Scraps, #27505

Joseph's Coat: Piecing Curves With Scraps

Joseph’s Coat: Piecing Curves With Scraps – #27505

Day: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Independence AB
Teacher: Pat Yamin
Level: All Levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60


If you have been looking for your next piecing challenge and want to have fun using up your scraps, join Pat Yamin for this especially creative workshop! Learn easy methods of sewing convex and concave curves. You can machine piece using a variety of scrap fabrics in light, medium, and dark shades, or you can use only three colors of fabric to create an interlocking pattern. Pat will give you hints and show you techniques for making your intersections meet and your blocks lay flat. This traditional pattern is a true classic that will greatly enhance your quilt collection.

comequiltwithme.com

 

Joyful Things: The Best Ways to Use Your Time, #22807

Joyful Things: The Best Ways to Use Your Time

Joyful Things: The Best Ways to Use Your Time – #22807

Day: Friday, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Karen K. Stone
Level: All Levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20


Being a joyful quilter is easy. Ideas come from our rich tradition of line, pattern, and color. Now nature and culture can manifest in our fabrics in a myriad of ways, with a mad frenzy of technology, tools, and techniques at our fingertips. With so many possibilities to choose from, the key to quilting happiness is choosing well. Hold nothing back! Learn Karen’s ideas for utilizing our most precious commodity of all: our time!

karenkstone.com

Little Things That Count: Conquering the Details in Quilts, #25502

Little Things That Count: Conquering the Details in Quilts

Little Things That Count: Conquering the Details in Quilts – #25502

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom D
Teacher: Karen K. Stone
Level: All Levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
Plus Kit Fee


The devil is in the details! Have you ever looked at a quilt and seen a new element of the design each time you looked at it? The closer someone gets to your quilt, the more there should be for them to see. Karen will share several detail techniques that, when added to your quilts, will delight the viewer every time. You’ll experiment with fusibles, threads, embellishments, and more to take your quilt to the next level!

karenkstone.com

 

Miniature Sampler: A Quilt in a Morning, #27515

Miniature Sampler: A Quilt in a Morning

Miniature Sampler: A Quilt in a Morning – #27515

Day: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom D
Teacher: Pat Yamin
Level: All Levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
Plus Kit Fee


Got a lot of small pieces of fabric that are too good to toss out? Then sign up for Pat’s Miniature Sampler quilt class and use those same scraps in blocks made from her Quilter’s Miniature Template set. The set includes a half-square, a square, a quarter-square, and 60-degree and 45-degree diamonds, as well as a hexagon. Pat has designed 36 different 4-inch block patterns. All you have to do is cut, sew, and create your own Miniature Sampler Quilt. You might even decide to use just a single pattern and repeat it for a more traditional quilt. In addition to creating these 4-inch blocks, Pat will discuss how to set, border, and finish your wallhanging. This class is definitely a winner; you’ll love what you learn and what you leave with.

comequiltwithme.com

 

Organizing Color in Scrap Quilts, #25503

Organizing Color in Scrap Quilts – #25503

Day: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Chestnut Boardroom
Teacher: Karen K. Stone
Level: All Levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70


Sometimes even the most personal and expressive aspect of quiltmaking, color and fabric selection, can be uncomfortable for quilters in the beginning. Karen will help you build confidence in color by spending time instructing you on how to develop and create several palettes for quilts. She will take the mystery out of color building, and you’ll unlock your creativity like never before. Soon, your friends will be asking for your color secrets.

karenkstone.com

 

 

Prism Quilt: A Scrappy Quilt for All Levels, #27514

Prism Quilt: A Scrappy Quilt for All Levels – #27514

Day: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom B
Teacher: Deb Tucker
Level: All Levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
Plus Handout Fee


This snazzy quilt is constructed using scrappy pieced rectangle units made with Studio 180 Designs Split Rects tool. These units are rectangles divided with a diagonal seam that will slant either left or right. When strategically placed, an interesting pattern of floating diamonds emerges in the design. During class, students will be learning the construction processes associated with the Split Rects tool. All cutting and trimming will be done with a single tool. This is a great class for quilters of all levels, loaded with machine piecing hints and tips. Spend the morning with Deb and take home something you’re proud of.

deb-tuckers-studio-180-design.myshopify.com

 

Quilting: A Creative Act of Hope, #22803

Quilting: A Creative Act of Hope

Quilting: A Creative Act of Hope – #22803

Day: Thursday, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Margaret Willingham
Level: All Levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20


 “Quilting is a creative act of hope, and quilts are tangible love.” Life and quilting have much in common. We are shaped by our pasts, but not limited by them. When we find a creative expression, like quilting, we have the opportunity to take what we have and create something of beauty out of it. Necessity is still the mother of invention, and that is so very true in the quilting life of Margaret Willingham, the founder and creative force behind Eye of the Beholder Quilt DesignsCome hear about Margaret’s creative process while getting to know her quilts. Get a glimpse into the interplay of color, pattern, and design she uses. Gain an understanding of the techniques she employs to trace, baste, snip & stitch in order to create her reverse applique patterns. Be encouraged to trust your creative instincts as you quilt, adding a touch of elegance to your life. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

eobquiltdesign.com

Quilts of Valor® II: Free Film Viewing, #22805

Quilts of Valor® II: Free Film Viewing

Quilts of Valor® II: Free Film Viewing – #22805

Day: Thursday, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Various
Level: All Levels
Member: $FREE Retail: $FREE


Quilts of Valor II® reunites national quilting celebrities Alex Anderson, Mark Lipinski, and host Marianne Fons from the original Quilts of Valor film to work on one magnificent new Quilt of Valor. As they sew, the quilting gurus share quiltmaking tips with viewers and speak from the heart about what being involved in making quilts for veterans has come to mean to them. The program also features stories from Nebraska, California, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C., introducing viewers to the people who make Quilts of Valor and the people who receive them.

iptv.org/quilts-of-valor

Rapid Fire LeMoyne Star: A Strip-Pieced Wall Quilt, #27516

Rapid Fire LeMoyne Star: A Strip-Pieced Wall Quilt

Rapid Fire LeMoyne Star: A Strip-Pieced Wall Quilt – #27516

Day: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Federal AB
Teacher: Michelle Hiatt
Level: All Levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
Plus Handout Fee


Get ready for a great new method for constructing traditional LeMoyne Star blocks. Students will use strip piecing techniques and oversized units for easy trimming and no Y seams. Deb Tucker’s Rapid Fire LeMoyne Star tool is designed to give the choice of ten different block sizes that range from 3″ to 12″ when finished. The class project is a sampler of all the available size options, so students will get a chance to try them all and will end up with a marvelous wall quilt. Please be prepared by having strips precut and ready to use.

sewonthego.net

 

Simple Beginner Machine Quilting, #28501

Simple Beginner Machine Quilting

Simple Beginner Machine Quilting – #28501
Day: Wednesday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom D
Teacher: Charlotte Angotti
Level: All Levels
Member: $56 Retail: $70
Plus Kit Fee


Learn all the little things you need to start machine quilting. With some hints, a few tricks, and the practice that you need, you will be quilting before you know what happened. This class is for the very beginner. If you are afraid of machine quilting, this is the place for you! Charlotte will prove to you once and for all that machine quilting is not too much for you to handle. She has just the right mixture of fun and instruction to make you feel comfortable. Do not miss your chance to spend a fun afternoon with friends and leave with the confidence to quilt your own quilts at home!

quiltmakersstudio.com

 

Success With Scrap Quilts: An Evening With Deb Tucker, #22202

Success With Scrap Quilts: An Evening With Deb Tucker

Success With Scrap Quilts: An Evening With Deb Tucker – #22202

Day: Thursday, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Deb Tucker
Level: All Levels
Member: $28 Retail: $35


 Scrap quilts are some of our favorite quilt designs – in fact, they are often the first to come to mind when we think of quiltmaking! But pulling together dozens of fabrics into one cohesive project isn’t always an easy task. Join Deb Tucker for a trunk show of her favorite (and not-so-favorite) scrap quilts as she guides you through the best approaches for success with scraps. You are certain to walk away with ideas that will turn your fabric stash into several beautiful quilts! Don’t miss this evening of fun with Deb Tucker.

deb-tuckers-studio-180-design.myshopify.com

Symmetry and Surprise: The Kaleidoscope as Design Inspiration, #22806

Symmetry and Surprise: The Kaleidoscope as Design Inspiration – #22806

Day: Friday, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Paula Nadelstern
Level: All Levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20


KALEIDOSCOPE – the very word promises surprise, magic, change, and chance. Exploding with visual excitement, a kaleidoscopic design organizes an abundance of color and shape into a complex, coherent, and unique whole. This slide lecture traces Paula’s evolving quilt series in which the multifaceted, luminous, and random nature of a kaleidoscope is explored on a quilt’s flat surface. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

paulanadelstern.com

Time on My Hands Quilt: Hand Piecing Perfect Stars, #27111-F

Time on My Hands Quilt: Hand Piecing Perfect Stars

Time on My Hands Quilt: Hand Piecing Perfect Stars – #27111-F

Day: Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Chestnut Boardroom
Teacher: Pat Yamin
Level: All Levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
Plus Kit Fee


Relax and enjoy this wonderful hand-piecing class with Pat as she shares tips for cutting and hand sewing small template pieces. At the same time, you will learn how to achieve perfect points on these 6-pointed stars that are surrounded by 1″ hexagons. Time on My Hands is one of Pat’s favorite patterns, and when you take this class with her it’s sure to become one of yours, too! This quilt will stun your friends with its antique look and hand-pieced charm.

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To Cover Military and Veterans Touched by War: Quilts of Valor®, #22804

To Cover Military and Veterans Touched by War: Quilts of Valor®

To Cover Military and Veterans Touched by War: Quilts of Valor® – #22804

Day: Thursday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Ballroom C
Teacher: Sue Reich and Ann Holte
Level: All Levels
Member: $FREE Retail: $FREE


Attend this free lecture to learn about the Quilts of Valor Foundation® (QOVF) and how you can award members of your family or community with a Quilt of Valor to thank them for their service. Discover how to make a Quilt of Valor, begin a QOV group in your area, or become a contributing member of QOVF to help fulfill the mission of “covering Military and Veterans touched by war.” QOVF board president Sue Reich and other foundation members will share popular quilting techniques such as quilt-as-you-go and “Y” seams, new patterns, and the appropriate standards for creating a Quilt of Valor as well as show many examples of actual quilts. Hear about “QOV: A 50 State Salute,” currently on exhibit, which includes quilts representing 24 states. These quilts will be awarded from the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky in February of 2020. Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

qovf.org

VIP Quilt Exhibit Tour, #TOUR

VIP Quilt Exhibit Tour – #TOUR

Day: Wednesday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Location: Show Entrance
Teacher: Liz Hammonds
Level: All Levels
Member: $8 Retail: $10


Be the first to see the winning quilts and get a special up-close tour with AQS Director of Education, Liz Hammonds. Enjoy an intimate tour of the Special Exhibits and learn where each quilt came from and the inspiration behind the artwork. You’ll get a chance to ask questions and get up-close photographs of the quilts before the crowds roll in! Don’t miss your chance to become a know-it-all about the quilts and be first to see the amazing quilts on display!

quiltweek.com

What’s in Your Closet? Brunch With Charlotte Angotti, #22204

What’s in Your Closet? Brunch With Charlotte Angotti – #22204

Day: Saturday, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Montgomery House
Teacher: Charlotte Angotti
Level: All Levels
Member: $36 Retail: $45


 Come enjoy brunch with Charlotte Angotti as she explores stash adventures and the real reasons we make so many quilts, have so much fabric, and belong to the underground secret society of Quilt Making. (Really, there are people out there who have no idea there is a quilt shop in their town.) See quilts, hear stories, bring your cameras, and be ready to laugh. This is an intimate meal with one of the best names in the quilting world. You’ll love having brunch with quilty friends and Charlotte’s stories in the beautifully restored Montgomery House inside the Lancaster County Convention Center! Seats are limited, so register now!

quiltmakersstudio.com

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