Saturday, October 31, 2009

One More Day to attend the AQS Quilt Expo in Des Moines

Today is the last day of the AQS Quilt Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. The show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are 1,001 quilts to see. Here's a peak at some of the special quilt exhibits.

The Des Moines Area Quilters Guild shows off the beautiful quilts made by its members. They also have a raffle quilt and small quilt silent auction. Don't miss them in Hall A of Hy-Vee Hall.

Best of Show winner standing in front of her winning quilt, Arabesque. It is located in aisle 100 in the left rear section of the exhibit hall. Don't miss seeing this beauty.

Foreground: Applique and Piecing: A Perfect Union by Darlene Christopherson
Center: New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Burgoyne Surrounded, semifinalists in the 2009 contest by the National Quilt Museum
Left rear: Pilgrim/Roy Challenge 2010

Quilts by Prizewinning Quiltmaker Mildred Sorrells

More quilts by Mildred Sorrells

The Quilting Tradition - Amish & English (Any non-Amish person is called English)

Amish Quilts

English Quilts
Artfull Bras by Quilters of South Carolina - these can't help but make you smile

Mid-nineteenth Century Red and Green Quilts from the collection of Anita Shackelford

More of the Red and Green quilts
Thank you to the quiltmakers and owners of these special exhibit quilts so everyone could enjoy them at the show.

Happy Halloween!

Bonnie Browning, Executive Show Director, reporting from the show

1 comment:

Deb said...

what a gorgeous display of quilts!! it would have been a wonderful exhibit to attend that is for sure!! green with envy