Silk Route:

Claudia Pfeil’s Journey in Silk Quilts

Claudia Pfeil of Krefeld, Germany has been working in textiles since the 1980s, and she has done it all – textile designer, shop owner, patchwork and quilting instructor, and award-winning quilt artist. In this exhibit, you can see how Claudia revels in fabrics, plays with color and patterns, and especially explores working with silk fabrics. There is no limit to her imagination and creativity.

FERN RISING by Claudia Pfeil

Fern Rising

FRACTAL by Claudia Pfeil


BOTEH SYMPHONY by Claudia Pfeil

Boteh Symphony

IN FULL BLOOM by Claudia Pfeil

In Full Bloom

AQS QuiltWeek – Spring Paducah 2019 Janome America Best of Show

Paducah Contest Quilts

The international quilt contest sponsored by AQS presents quilts showcasing a wide variety of techniques that quiltmakers around the world are using today. Quilters will vie for $126,000 in cash awards, with the Best of Show receiving $20,000. Quilts range from traditional designs that everyone knows, like Lone Star and Log Cabin, to Modern and Art quilts that reach outside the box with new designs and techniques.

Paducah 2020 Show Sponsors
Quilt Credit: WARATAH by Melinda Bula

Quilt Credit: WARATAH by Melinda Bula

AQS 2020 Focus on Flower Quilts Presented by Janome

The American Quilter’s Society (AQS) has partnered with the Chicago Flower & Garden Show to present a stunning display of floral quilts. Flowers are the focus of the 2020 Chicago Flower & Garden Show featuring more than 700 plant varieties that will be held at the Navy Pier in Chicago, March 18–22, 2020. Look for the Quilt Garden and some quilt-related vendors at the show in conjunction with the AQS quilt exhibit.


This collection of award-winning pieced and appliquéd flower quilts will be displayed at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show and at the 2020 AQS QuiltWeek Shows in Paducah, Lancaster – The Nook, Grand Rapids, and Charleston.


Click on this link for more information on the 2020 Chicago Flower & Garden Show.

Chicago Flower & Garden Show
accuquiltPremier PrintsQuilt GardensZappy DotsZebra Patterns
Quilt Credit: SNAKE RIVER by Rosie Lysinger

Quilt Credit: Snake River Log Cabin by Rosie Lysinger

The Stonehenge Traveling Quilt Show

These beautiful quilts have been made over the last 10 years using Northcott’s Stonehenge fabric. Quilts could be made in any style, using any techniques. They could be made from published patterns or unique creations, but they had to use 100% Northcott Stonehenge fabrics for the quilt top and binding.


The top 10 quilts from each of the three categories are included in the exhibit:

• Wall Hanging, size up to 50” square
• Throw, size 51” x 51” up to 72” X 90”
• Bed, size from 72” x 90”

Quilt Credit: Wheel Around by Nancy Lambert

Quilt Credit: Wheel Around by Nancy Lambert

New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Wheel of Fortune

Through its annual New Quilts from an Old Favorite contest, The National Quilt Museum challenges quiltmakers to create an innovative design based on a traditional quilt block. For 2019, the quilt block was Wheel of Fortune.


This exhibit features 27 quilts from the contest, ranging from pictorial, landscape, pieced, and modern-style quilts to quilts with miters and circular shapes, as well as quilts that use the color wheel for inspiration.

Quilt Credit: IT'S OK TO HAVE A TREE AS A FRIEND by Bonnie Barbera

Quilt Credit: It’s OK to Have a Tree as a Friend by Bonnie Barbera

The Bob Ross Cherrywood Challenge

Cherrywood Hand-Dyed Fabrics challenged quilters to make a wallhanging using the theme of Bob Ross, creator and host of the instructional PBS television show The Joy of Painting, which debuted in the mid-1980s. Using only a palette of eight colors of Cherrywood fabric, quilters used Bob’s recurring themes of landscapes, lakes, mountains, snow, log cabins, and happy little trees. Some even included the soft-spoken fellow with the big, bushy hair as they created a 20” square quilt for the challenge.


“Any way you want it to be, that’s just right.” – Bob Ross


Quilt Credit: Milkweed and Hummingbirds by Sara Sharp

SAQA: Aloft

Insects, birds, and even some mammals are able to fly or soar. Plant seeds are carried on breezes and by birds, while a soccer ball can fly down the field. Humankind has found ways to fly, from Icarus’s attempt to create his own wings to the advent of mechanized flight, satellites, space exploration, and cameras on drones that give us a new perspective on our world. The quilts in this exhibit are representational and abstract two-dimensional works depicting what it means to be aloft.