I just received this update from Bonnie Browning, AQS Executive Show Director, about the upcoming events at AQS Quilt Week Grand Rapids 2013. Here is the inside scoop! If you are going to the show, find me! I will have a press pass badge neck with the name “Quilt Show News”. Come say hi!
We are excited to be in Grand Rapids again next week for our second AQS QuiltWeek® event at the DeVos Place Convention Center.
There will be nearly 800 quilts on display, including four international exhibits, and the Tentmakers, Hosam and Tarek, will be here again with 125 new pieces of work from the Tentmakers. And, we have a new book, The Ancient Art of Applique: Tentmakers of Cairo, that AQS just published. It will have patterns for 18 cushion covers, one from each of the Tentmakers’ shops, plus lots of photos from the Tentmakers’ street in Cairo.
One new event that will take place there is the Quilt Auction to benefit the Libby Lehman Medical Fund. Many quilts have been shipped to us for the auction, plus we will have baskets of other quiltmaking supplies from the vendors at the show, and two sewing machines – one from Janome and one from Baby Lock. I donated a quilt from one of my books and included a signed copy of the book with it. The auction will be held in Ballroom A at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 16. The auctioneer will be Scott Vander Kolk, Jr. The public is invited.
See you next week in Grand Rapids.
See you at the show!!!