Friday, July 11, 2008

AQS Quilt Expo - Nashville, August 20 - 23

AQS will hold its 8th AQS Quilt Expo at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, August 20 - 23, 2008. Registration is open online for this year's event.

We have a great lineup of instructors for Nashville and hope you will enjoy Joe Cunningham, Jodi Barrows, Billie Lauder, Eleanor Burns, and the 35 other instructors. Here is the link to register for the Nashville show:
http://www.americanquilter.com/shows_contests/nashville/2008/general_info/

Since we are doing a third show in October now, we needed to switch the dates for the Nashville Quilt Expo from August to July so we can prepare properly for both events. Unfortunately we could not get July dates at Gaylord Opryland until 2011, so we sought a different venue for the summer show.

The Knoxville Convention Center will be the site for the summer show in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Those dates are July 22 - 25, 2009. Someone wrote that they had trouble getting around in Knoxville. I have made several trips to Knoxville and have had no trouble getting to the Knoxville Convention Center where our event will be held. It is right off the I-40. We chose that site because Knoxville is located on the 2nd and 4th most traveled interstates in the country - I-40 east & west and I-75 north & south.

The Knoxville Convention Center is a beautiful facility and all of our events will be held there. Their classrooms are some of the best I have seen - large rooms, electrical in the floor for sewing machines, and good lighting. The exhibit hall is one large room where the quilt exhibits and merchant mall will be located. The lobbies of the convention center are filled with art - from quilts to tiled mosaics, paintings, and sculptures.

We hope to see you all in Nashville, August 20 - 23, 2008 and then in Knoxville, July 22 - 25, 2009 for the summer AQS Quilt Expos.

Bonnie Browning
Executive Show Director

4 comments:

DAPHNE GREIG said...

I'm looking forward to meeting all my students in Nashville, Bonnie. All the kits are on their way and I'm getting excited!

Daphne Greig
Nashville Faculty
www.daphnegreig.com

Bonnie B - Quilter said...

Hi Daphne:
I know the quilters are looking forward to taking the workshops at the Quilt Expo. For those of you who don't know Daphne, she is coming from Canada to teach at the show in Nashville.

See you next week.

Bonnie

BStroud51 said...

As a new quilter (less than 6 months), I am looking forward to attending the show in Knoxville. Should I bring my own machine and supplies to the show.

BStroud51 said...

Looking forward to attending my first show. What should I bring with me to attend classes.