About AQS Quilt Stars Trunk Show

Watch from the comfort of your home as host Liz Hammonds, AQS Director of Education, meets with the quilt industry’s biggest stars as they tell stories and showcase some of their favorite quilts.

AQS Quilt Stars Trunk Show with Karen Marchetti will air Thursday March 25 at 10am CDT on the popular AQSonline Facebook page and QuiltTV, the AQS YouTube channel.

Karen Marchetti, Mar. 11 & 25


Karen MarchettiKaren loves creating and designing her own quilts, and she competes as much as possible. She loves anything and everything creative. When she’s not stitching, you can usually find her doodling away! Karen pieced her first quilt top in 2003. One scrap of fabric led to another, and two years later, she purchased her first Gammill quilting machine and opened Creative Longarm Quilting – turning her hobby into a business. It didn’t take long for longarm quilting to become her true passion as she brought her artistic background to her work, developing her own unique style of custom quilting.

Karen entered her first quilt show in 2006 and won Judge’s Choice. Since then, she has won numerous national awards for her personal quilts, as well as for client quilts. She quilts samples for the Niemeyers/Quiltworx, Jinny Beyer, and RJR Fabrics, just to name a few. She became a Gammill Quilt Artist in 2012 and currently shares the Block Breakdown monthly series. Her work has been seen in several publications, as well as in multiple Gammill ads. She has previously appeared on The Quilt Show with Alex and Ricky. Karen brings a fresh, open approach to teaching, encouraging quilters to use their passion to create and increase their skills gently while enjoying their creations the whole way.

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Previous Trunk Show Guests

Eleanor Burns, Dec. 4 & 18


Eleanor BurnsEleanor Burns started a revolution in quilting in 1978 when she self-published her first book, Make a Quilt in A Day: Log Cabin Pattern, which detailed simple-to-follow techniques that compacted months of work into merely a day. Eleanor went on to write over a hundred books, host six seasons of Quilt In A Day on PBS, and train thousands of instructors that teach her methods. With that legacy firmly established, in 2005, AQS members chose her – from among thousands of entries – as one of the greatest living contributors to the art and industry of quilting, awarding her and only four others the title of AQS All-American Quilter.

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Kathy McNeil, Nov. 13 & 27


Kathy McNeilKathy McNeil is an award winning quilt artist, judge, teacher, and designer. Hand appliquéing thousands of little scraps of fabric together, she creates quilts that look like paintings. Often using over a hundred different fabrics in one composition, Kathy revels in adding small details and surprises for the viewer to find. Kathy is the designer of several patterns, including Audubon’s Christmas, Language of Flowers, and New Blessings, all available through ShopAQS.com. She is the author of Landscape Quilts with Kathy McNeil (2015) and the Multiple Ways to Appliqué DVD, and she is an iquilt.com instructor. Kathy’s quilts have been featured in museums, magazines, calendars, and international shows. Most recently, she won the Janome America Best of Show award at the First Annual AQS QuiltWeek – Fall Paducah for her quilt ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE.

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Pat Holly, Oct. 9 & 23


Pat HollyPat Holly has been making quilts for over 35 years and sewing for over 50. She has been entering AQS quilt shows for 20 years and has won Best of Show at AQS Paducah three times, most recently for TURKISH TREASURES in 2018. Pat has also won Best Machine Workmanship twice with her sister, Sue Nickels, in addition to a Best Wall Quilt award and four Best Miniature Awards. In 1998, Pat and Sue’s quilt THE BEATLES QUILT won the Janome America Best of Show award in Paducah at the first show it was entered in. Many of Pat’s quilts can be seen at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. Pat is an AQS author and advocate. See more interviews and tips with Pat at youtube.com/quilttv.

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Kimberly Einmo, July 10 & 24


Kimberly EinmoKimberly Einmo is the National Spokesperson for Janome America. She is an author, award-winning quilter, fabric designer, international instructor, quilt judge, and CRAFTSY/Bluprint class host. She has written six bestselling books published by the American Quilter’s Society, has created a signature line of unique specialty quilting rulers, and writes a column called Stray Threads in every issue of American Quilter magazine. Kimberly is proud to be a featured artist for the Electric Quilt Company, where she has developed three EQ companion software products. Her fabric collection, Solid-ish, is a basics bestseller for Timeless Treasures Fabrics, and she enjoys leading quilting tour groups to exotic locales around the globe.

A proud military wife and mother of two college-age sons, Kimberly enjoys creating in sunny Southern California, where she lives with her husband Kent, three rescue cats, and one pampered pooch. As a respected and prominent leader in the quilting industry, Kimberly enjoys meeting quilters, crafters, and sewing enthusiasts from all walks of life across the US and around the world! For more information, visit kimberlyeinmo.com.

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