Detail: ZAINA’S STARBURST by Qurrat Thakur

September 11–14, 2019
Wed.–Fri., 9am–5pm, Sat., 9am–4pm

VENUE: Schroeder Expo Center • 415 Park Street, Paducah, KY 42001

Start Your Planning Here – AQS QuiltWeek Check List

AQS Quilt Contest – Fall Paducah 2019

A panel of three professional quilt judges will select the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention quilts in each of the 15 categories in the contest. The top seven winners will be determined by popular vote.

The Voting:

Anyone with an email address can cast one vote – use your Smartphone, iPad, or home computer to vote online.

You will have 24 hours to vote. The voting will begin at 12:00 noon (CT) on Monday, September 9, 2019; voting will end at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

The Awards:

The winners in the AQS Quilt Contest will be honored at the Quilter’s Gala Featuring Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Wednesday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m.  at Walker Hall Events Center, 229 Madison Street, Paducah, KY 42001.

Look for the Janome America Best of Show and five other winning quilts in the Winners Gallery in the Schroeder Expo Center, and the Gammill Quilting Machines Best Wall Quilt in the River Rooms on the second floor of the Carroll Convention Center when the show opens on Wednesday, September 11 through Saturday, September 14, 2019.

Voting Hours for 2019
  • Anyone can cast one vote online
  • 24 hours to vote
  • Voting starts at 12:00 noon, Monday, September 9
  • Voting ends at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, September 10
  • Quilter’s Gala Featuring Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Wednesday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m.
Awards Presentation

Celebrate with AQS

You’re invited to join the fun as quilters from all over the world come to our FALL 2019 35th Anniversary AQS QuiltWeek Party!

We have planned a spectacular celebration that includes
“The World’s Largest Quilt Cake”

made and presented by
Mauro Castano of Carlo’s Bakery

Thursday, September 12, in the Atrium of the Carroll Convention Center

1:30–2:30 p.m. Meet & Greet with Mauro
2:30–4:15 p.m. Presentation & cutting of the World’s Largest Quilt Cake

Mauro Castano of Carlo's Bakery
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Famore Cutlery Hobbs Bonded Fibers Martelli Microsun Quilt Seminars at Sea Siesta Silver Jewelry Vera Bradley WonderFil

Quilt Cake Design & Coloring Contest

You can join the fun by creating your own AQS 35th Anniversary Cake Design. Enter the AQS Coloring Page Contest featured in the July Issue of AQ Magazine. The winning entry will receive a trip to Carlo’s Bakery for a cake decorating lesson with Mauro, a Vera Bradley Travel Bag, and Siesta Silver Jewelry! No purchase necessary, entries due August 31, 2019.

Official Rules

Attention Quilters – Join in the Fun!

Quilters’ Parade at the Show Opening during AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah, Kentucky

Here is your invitation to bring a small quilt and participate in the…

  • Quilters’ Parade at the Show Opening: Meet Show Director Bonnie Browning at the Food Tent at 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, so you can form a parade of quilts behind the Paducah Tilghman High School Band.
  • AQS Pop-up Quilt Party: Quilters are invited to bring their favorite wallhanging that was made in the last 35 years, 1985 to 2019, to share at the AQS Pop-up Quilt Party at 12:00 noon on Friday, September 13, 2019, in the Learning Center in the First Floor Exhibit Hall of the Carroll Convention Center.