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#37507, An Intuitive Approach to Tiny Piecing

Day: Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Room
Teacher: Lynn Harris
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60

 


Learn tips and tricks that make working small easier. Lynn will show you how to create tiny piecing without worrying about matching seams or clipping points. This intuitive approach allows for a liberated look to your tiny piecing. With Lynn’s tips for working small you will be able to add a bit of tiny sparkle to your own quilt designs or make your own quilt completely from tiny blocks like on the cover of Lynn’s book Every Last Piece.

http://thelittleredhen.typepad.com

bernina

 

#33506, Clever Clamshells

Day: Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: Sue Pelland
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


Clamshells are a popular design motif this year! Use a rotary cutting and fusible appliqué method to make this complex shape seem effortless! Learn to cut two types of fusible clam shells for quilts, blocks or borders. A pillow size sample will be made in class with time to learn to stitch fusible appliqué by machine.

suepellanddesigns.com

elna

 

#39510, Folded Star Pillow

Day: Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Room
Teacher: Karin Hellaby
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


This beautiful pillow always impresses! Start at the center and place prairie geese patchwork in layers radiating outwards to form a star. This is a quick hand sewn project which could also be sewn by machine. The two samples have been made in Christmas fabrics. Experiment with other themed fabrics such as spring flowers, Halloween, or colors that match your decor.

www.karinhellaby.com

 

#33103, Holiday Magic with Circles, Curves, and Bias Stems

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Room
Teacher: Pat and Arlan Christ
Level: All levels
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Handout Fee)

 


The Christ Collection has so many inspiring quilt designs that it was decided to begin the Pride of Pennsylvania Pattern Series. The first pattern was taken from a single appliquéd block found in the bottom of a box purchased at a local sale in Pennsylvania. The block represents so many designs – a poinsettia, a cactus, plus sprigs of currants. This workshop will teach you the ease of beautiful points, curves, circles, bias stems, plus a bit of history. The art of appliqué is always magical and all three design elements are used to celebrate the holiday season. They are a delightful representation of charm and elegance. The pattern will allow you as a needle artist to provide extraordinary results using your creativity, to stitch this block in classic red and green.

www.thechristcollections.com

 

DINNER, NQM Chicken Dinner and Wine Tasting

Day: Thursday, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Food Tent
Retail: $15

 


Food will be available – you can enjoy an optional hot buffet-style grilled chicken meal prepared by Neil’s Catering on Thursday night for participants wishing to eat before the live auction. Ordering in advance will give us a count on the number of meals to prepare, or you can purchase food on site at the event. Purple Toad Winery will provide a sample of wine with each meal. Please pick up your ticket for the wine tasting at the AQS Information Center Wednesday, Thursday, or present your badge at the event to receive a ticket for your sample of Paducah made wine.

NQM Live Quilt Auction Benefit

AUCTION

 

Day: Thursday, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Retail: FREE

 


Quilts, quilts, and more quilts! The Live Auction is Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. This is your opportunity to bid on beautiful quilts as well as a wide range of other sewing and quilting items. Over 60 items will be in the auction. It is the premier event to find the perfect quilt for any location and any occasion!

#37526, Not Just Another Log Cabin

Day: Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Room
Teacher: Eileen Sullivan
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60

 


Students will work through a series of exercises to create unique plans for Off Center Log Cabin quilts with all the necessary materials provided. We will also cover using triangle, rectangle, and diamond versions. This is a cut-and-paste, paste-and-color play class suitable for everyone. Foundation piecing will be discussed as it is necessary for triangle and diamond projects.

http://thedesignersworkshop.com/

 

ROTARY, 29th Annual Rotary Antique Quilt Show and Vendor Mall

Day: Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Robert Cherry Civic Center, 2701 Park Ave., Paducah, KY 42001
Retail: $7 for a multi-day pass purchased through AQS registration or at-the-door.

 

 


Visit Annual Rotary Antique Quilt Show as many times as you want during AQS QuiltWeek.

Quilters throughout history have adapted designs to fit their individual aesthetic. Our antique quilt collections for 2017 are full of unique variations of similar patterns. The pattern may be the same but the fabric choices, piecing methods and overall designs are reflective of the resources that were available to each maker in her time. Mary Kerr is proud to share this Variations exhibit in conjunction with The Rotary Club Paducah. Mary is an AQS Certified Appraiser, author, instructor, historian, and curator of all things fun and quilty from Woodbridge, Virginia. The Show also offers a merchant mall with 13 vendors. For up-to-date exhibit information, visit www.rotaryquiltshow.com.

About the Rotary Antique Quilt Show
At the request of Paducah’s AQS Quilt Show founders Bill and Meredith Shroeder, the Rotary Club of Paducah embarked on the first Antique Quilt Show and Sale in April 1989. The annual show is now an official sanctioned event of the American Quilters Society. The Paducah Rotary Antique Quilt Show offers some of the world’s most beautiful quilts, with each year featuring various “themed” quilts. In addition, the show offers a merchant mall with 13 vendors.

Proceeds = Scholarships
Proceeds from this show provide college scholarships annually for local students through the Rotary Education Assistance Program (REAP).  In 2010, the Rotary Club of Paducah initiated the idea of the Community Scholarship Program as a public-private partnership with strong participation from Rotary, the City of Paducah, McCracken Fiscal Court, WKCTC, and a number of local businesses along with Paducah Junior College Inc and partnering high schools. The intent of this scholarship is to provide gap funding to assist students in attaining a two-year degree or industry certification at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

Getting to the Robert Cherry Civic Center: Ride the free shuttle from the AQS Bus Stop at the Convention Center to the Robert Cherry Civic Center for the Rotary Show.

Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

#36101, Signature Chatelaine

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Room
Teacher: Deborah Gale Tirico
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $80 Retail: $100
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


This colorful chatelaine in luscious navy-blue felted wool includes a signature large enough for others to easily read. Housing a needle book, pin cushion, scissors holder, thimble or spool holder, and a magnet to rest your needle…it is a perfect solution for meetings and stitch-ins. The chatelaine folds and fits into a companion orts holder for easy travel. Decorated with springtime charm, this chatelaine is warm for winter and will not shift while worn. It is also a great place to add those chapter and seminar pins. Students can choose colors from over-dyed felted wool fabrics in a variety of colors and create a signature chatelaine that is personalized in design. Embellishing will be individualized using wool threads or students can follow my own design incorporating flowers, decorative trim, a spider web, and a ladybug.

deborahtirico.com

 

#37104, Simple Symmetry

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Madison Room
Teacher: Paula Nadelstern
Level: All levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


The distinctive charm of SIMPLE SYMMETRY is based on a simple fact: one single fabric is responsible for all of the elaborate patterns in one quilt. Learn how to use one single template and one symmetrical, intricately patterned fabric to achieve a complex quilt filled with dramatic impact. This class explores and exploits the virtues of bilaterally symmetrical fabric. You’ll feel like you’re making magic with fabric when motifs connect to their mirror images, creating effects more wonderful than you imagined.

Paulanadelstern.com

elna

 

#37512, Square in a Square Constellation

Day: Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Van Buren Room
Teacher: Jodi Barrows
Level: All levels
Member: $48 Retail: $60

 


This little quilt is super easy using the Square in a Square system. Learn two of the most popular options or spruce up your memory on the Option 3 flying geese. During our class session, you will complete all of the units required to put the quilt together. You will learn the Square in a Square technique that eliminates the triangle hassle normally associated with cutting and sewing of multiple pieced blocks. You will also enjoy learning professional pressing and rotary cutting techniques and will be amazed at the speed and accuracy of this method.

www.squareinasquare.com

janome

 

#35106, Stitched Paintings

Day: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: McKinley Room
Teacher: Katie Pasquini Masopust
Level: All levels
Member: $88 Retail: $110
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Combine your love of quilting with the art of painting! Using acrylic paint, students create layers of imagery onto thin canvas by applying fused fabrics and many layers of thin fluid acrylic paint. Choose a color scheme and paint two to three canvases based on that color theme. By cutting the canvases apart you will combine them to create a complex composition. The reconstructed canvas is then layered with batting and backing and stitched. These stitched pieces can then be stretched on a frame for hanging or added to a quilt to create a multi-textured creation.

www.katiepm.com

janome

 

#38512, Straight Line Quilting

Day: Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Adams I and II Room
Teacher: Jodi Robinson
Level: All levels
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


While Jodi just loves the look of straight-line quilting, especially on modern quilts, she does become easily bored when doing it on a large quilt, or even a large area of a quilt. Let Jodi show you some very simple ways that you can break things up a bit, by adding some bends and twists to your straight lines, and a couple of tricks to create optical illusions within straight line quilting.  You will also learn some neat ways to add small areas of interest, and about using straight, wavy, and flowing curvy lines both alone, or together.

http://jrdesigns.wordpress.com

handiquilter

 

#32805, The Journey to Becoming an AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser

Day: Thursday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Donna Kooistra
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Are you thinking of becoming a quilt appraiser? Learn the steps needed, the basic areas to study, and what it is like to become and be a certified quilt appraiser. Find out if appraising is the path for you! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

www.heirloomquiltappraisals.com

#38511, Tilework

Day: Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Adams I and II Room
Teacher: Jodi Robinson
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Member: $100 Retail: $125
(Plus Kit Fee)

 


Let Jodi show you a fun way to create unique designs that are so versatile you can use them as background fills, in borders and blocks, and as feature designs in large areas of negative space. By marking a basic Tilework layout (think: straight grid, circular grid, triangles, mosaic, and more), then filling in areas with multiple freehand designs, you will create designs that are unique to you! You will see how endless the options are when you discover how many creative options you have. You can choose to have “grout” lines between your tiles if you like (or not), and then decide if you will quilt them, leave them unquilted, or fill them with a design. All of these creative options allow you to determine the textural effects your design will provide. 

http://jrdesigns.wordpress.com

handiquilter

 

#32807, Women’s Work is Never Done

Day: Thursday, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Eisenhower Room
Teacher: Gerald Roy
Level: All levels
Member: $16 Retail: $20

 


Women’s Work is Never Done has been a popular event as part of the AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah, KY, for many years. This year, Gerald will exhibit some of the classic tops that have been favorites throughout the years as well as adding many of the classic antique quilt tops from the Pilgrim/Roy collection dating from 1840 to 1940. Come and enjoy this history-rich lecture that is sure to please! Supplies are not required for a lecture, although you may want to bring a pen and paper to take notes.

YEISER, Fantastic Fibers 2017 – Yeiser Art Center

Day: QuiltWeek Extended Hours (See Below),
Location: Yeiser Art Center (in the historic 1905 Market House),
200 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001
Retail: $5 for a multi-day pass purchased through AQS registration or $5 at-the-door.

 


Visit Fantastic Fibers 2017 – Yeiser Art Center as many times as you want during AQS QuiltWeek.

Internationally recognized juried fiber art exhibition features a compelling mix of traditional and nontraditional works created using natural or synthetic fibers, or works dealing with the theme of fiber, in an array of processes including quilting, weaving, embroidery, basketry and more. One of Yeiser’s most engaging, innovative and colorful annual exhibitions, Fantastic Fibers is an inspirational “must see” for quilters, artists and art enthusiasts.

www.theyeiser.org

Tuesday – Saturday, April 25 – 29, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 30, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

 

The Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, KY is now accepting entries for juried international exhibition “Fantastic Fibers.” Deadline for entry is February 4, 2017. For more information Click Here.

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