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!
As published at AQS QuiltWeek.
When you are born a twin, people are always asking you, “What is it like to be an identical twin?” Linda Carlson says she does not know any other way to be or how she would get along without her twin. Linda was born six minutes before her sister, Diana Henage. She always felt it was someone to fight with although their husbands think they share a brain.
Linda would become a teacher of music education and then special education with a certification from the Library of Congress to transcribe braille. Diana would major in art. Together they would go on to develop “Grammie & Mimi’s Baby Geniuses!” fabric collections, produced by Benartex with colors and graphics that stimulate brain synapse growth in infancy through toddler stages.
Linda is known for her antique four block quilts. She has done extensive research and written articles and books on her research. She has even presented her findings to the Smithsonian Institution. Over the years her collection grew so large that she and her husband had to build a special room in their home to display them. She has donated close to 70 quilts to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE.
Linda’s husband John has a named her art of quilt collecting “Quilticus Pathologicus”. It is the end stage of quiltmaking − you then start collecting antique quilts.
AQS is lining up some great classes, lectures and workshops for Quilt Week in August. Below you will find some details and links to sign up for classes. I’ve signed up for mine already! I am going to be attending a class given by Karen Stone, and I can’t wait!!
| AQS School of Quiltmaking Filling QuicklyAdvanced registration for 2013 AQS QuiltWeek™ in Grand Rapids is now open. Classes and special events are filling fast, so act now to reserve your spot.
August 14-17, 2013, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Classes are filled on first-come, first-served basis. Registering online ensures you’ll know if your spot is secure immediately!
This year’s AQS School of Quiltmaking in Grand Rapids, Michigan,
For four days only, AQS QuiltWeek will present more than 80 workshops, lectures and classes from leading, world renowned quilters, designers and authors. Spread across 9 curricular areas, beginning and advanced quilters alike will find something to bring their artistry to the next level.
|If you’ve been waiting for registration to open on the AQS Grand Rapids Quilt Show 2013, wait no more!Registration for classes at AQS QuiltWeek in Grand Rapids, MI is now open.They are expecting record crowds this year, so don’t delay.Act NOW to secure your spot before classes are full.
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Classes at AQS QuiltWeek in Grand Rapids Will Fill Quickly
The 2013 faculty for AQS QuiltWeek in Grand Rapids includes
Quilters will be waiting in line to reserve a spot with the best in quilting.
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International Fiber Art Showcase Convenes at AQS Grand Rapids In addition to the world-class AQS Quilt Contest, filled with contestants vying for over $48,000 in cash prizes, the American Quilter’s Society will present four special international exhibitions for AQS QuiltWeek in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Exhibits come from the Philippines, Germany, Australia, and Egypt, three even making their U.S. Debut! The show will be held August 14–17, 2013. Mark your calendars to register here!
To find out all of the details about the International Fiber Art Showcase, go to the AQS website and check it out?
If you’ve been thinking of submitting a quilt in the Grand Rapids AQS Show, now is the time to do so! The folks at AQS were helpful last year with people who had never submitted before. They wanted quilters to know it was not a difficult process. Now is your time to shine!
Submit an entry to the upcoming AQS QuiltWeek™ – Grand Rapids contest.
August 14 – 17, 2013
Contestants will vie for a piece of more than $44,000 in cash!
Entries are eligible to win one of twenty prizes, with Best of Show taking home $10,000 in cash!
Entries for the AQS QuiltWeek – Grand Rapids Contest are due by April 29, 2013.