Here is your guide to the QUILTS at the show:
* Freedom Hall in the Lancaster County Convention Center (LCCC) - AQS Contest Quilts (who will win that $10,000 Best of Show award?); Special Exhibits: New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Sunflowers, and Women's Journeys in Fiber
* Commonwealth Ballroom, Level 2 at LCCC - Special Exhibit: Living Colour, Association of Pacific West Quilters
* Heritage Ballroom, Level 3 at LCCC - Special Exhibit: Point of View, Studio Art Quilt Associates
* Liberty Place Conference Center - Special Exhibits: Amish Influences - Quilts by Sharon Norbutas & Klaudeen Hansen; Pilgrim/Roy Challenge 2011; and A Slice of Life - Coastal Quilt Artists
You can park at the Liberty Place parking lot, stop and see these quilts, and catch the complimentary shuttle to the convention center!
In addition , be sure to visit these two AQS-sanctioned events...
Tribute to the Civil War, designed by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith
• Spring Quilt Blossom Festival at the Coutinental Inn, Route 30 (2285 Lincoln Hwy E), Lancaster; open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday. A Tribute to the Civil War quilt designed by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith of Homestead Hearth, and quilts representing major battles of the Civil War designed by Evonne Cook of Clothesline Quilts will be on exhibit, along with vendors on two floors. This event is coordinated by Sue Ashe. Free Admission. Ride the shuttle from the Lancaster County Convention Center to the Continental Inn to attend this event.
• Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum, 37 N. Market Street (just a block from the convention center); open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday. See Amish quilts from the Esprit Collection, and a special exhibit, Family and Friends: Quilts and Their Connections, will be on display. An evening reception featuring local quilters and hosted by textile historian and author, Patricia T. Herr, will be held on Friday, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Museum Admission: $6