Friday, May 28, 2010

Have You Registered for the Knoxville AQS Quilt Show Yet?

It's time to register for the AQS Quilt Show in Knoxville, Tennessee, that will be held July 14 - 17, 2010. After June 2, we will be mailing the name badges for everyone who has registered by June 2 - your name badge is your admission to all of your confirmed events. Registering in advance (by June 2) means that you won't need to stand in line to pick up your name badge at the show.

You can still register after June 2, but those name badges will be held for pickup at the show and you will probably need to stand in line to get it. Save yourself some time, register now by clicking here.

Alex Anderson will be teaching in Knoxville - two seminars plus two evening special events - Quilters' Fun Night with Alex Anderson and Bonnie Browning on Wednesday, and An Evening with Alex Anderson on Thursday. You can go Down on the Farm with our favorite farmer's daughter, Eleanor Burns on Friday. And, you can have Brunch with Gwen Marston on Saturday morning. Don't miss out!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Attention: Quilt Instructors

The American Quilter's Society is accepting applications from quilt instructors for the 2011 AQS Quilt Shows in Lancaster, PA (March 16 - 19); Paducah, KY (April 27 - 30); Knoxville, TN (July 13 - 16); and Des Moines, IA (Sept. 28 - Oct. 1).

Information on becoming an AQS instructor is available on the AQS Web site; click here. You will want to send your class information on the Instructor Application form also available on the Web site; one form for each class. The form is in pdf format and you can copy and paste information into it, save it, and e-mail to: Marcelle Cashon, Education Coordinator at or mail the forms to: AQS, Attn: Marcelle Cashon, PO Box 3290, Paducah, KY 42002-3290.

Most classes are three hours in length so your best opportunity to teach is if you have a good variety of 3-hour classes from which to choose. Remember, quilters do not want to purchase a ton of supplies for a 3-hour class. Kits can be used with a recommended kit fee of $5 - $20. We are always looking for new techniques, and fun and colorful projects. Please send photos of your projects with your application form. Indicate your availability in a cover note when you send the application forms.

If you have any questions, call Marcelle at 270-898-7903, ext. 141.

AQS will contact you when you are selected to teach at one of our shows; otherwise we will keep your information on file for future consideration.

Marcelle Cashon, Education Coordinator
Bonnie Browning, Executive Show Director

Sunday, May 23, 2010

And the Winner is...

Everyone who had booked their hotel room for the Knoxville show through the link or phone number to World Venture Tours on the AQS Web site by May 15 was eligible for a $500 gift certificate to Gina's Bernina shop in Knoxville.

Congratulations to Brenda Russo from Atoka, Oklahoma, whose name was drawn to win the $500 gift certificate. Have a great time shopping at Gina's Bernina in Knoxville, Brenda!

There are still hotel rooms available downtown at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Knoxville, located on the Free Trolley route. You can walk to the Old City and Market Square to enjoy over 30 eateries, nightlife, and shopping. Click here to book your room online, or call 1-800-753-3823, so you can be close to all of the AQS Quilt Show activities.

NEW EVENT - Don't forget to sign up for the Quilters' Fun Night with Alex Anderson and Bonnie Browning on Wednesday, July 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at the Knoxville Convention Center. We'll have a great time with fun and games! To register online for the special events, workshops, lectures, and show admissions, click here or call the Quilt Show Office at 270-898-7903.

See you in Knoxville, July 14 - 17, 2010!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New Event Added at Knoxville show - Quilters' Fun Night with Alex Anderson and Bonnie Browning

Do quilters want to have fun? Yes they do and we have just the ticket for you to have some fun in Knoxville, Tennessee, at the AQS Quilt Show.

It's NEW and just for you:
Quilters' Fun Night with Alex Anderson and Bonnie Browning, on Wednesday, July 14, from 7 - 9 p.m. in the Lecture Hall.

This new event is not listed in the registration guide; you can register online or by calling 270-898-7903, ask for the quilt show registration desk and register for  Item #22103, Quilters' Fun Night with Alex and Bonnie.

#22103: Quilters can never have too much fun! Try your hand at pricing it right for some new and old products used for quilting, fill in the spots for another game, and more, with hosts Alex Anderson and Bonnie Browning. You never know what these two will do once you turn them loose on stage...can they do the "chicken" dance, the Macarena? Come and see. Fun, games, prizes, and surprises.
Fee: $10.00

Don't miss out - this will be fun, and there will be prizes and surprises too.

Reserve your seat today!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Call Now to Register for the Knoxville Show, July 14 - 17, 2010

The Knoxville AQS Quilt Show & Contest is just around the corner and we hope you are planning to attend! Registration is a breeze by phone! If you just call 270-898-7903, a representative will be happy to assist you whether you are registering for the first time, or are adding classes to your schedule. You may also register for your friends by phone as well! Don't miss out on this easy way to get your admissions, workshops, lectures, and special events before they sell out.

Registration for workshops, lectures, and special events is also open online, by fax (270-898-1173), or by mail (AQS, PO Box 3290, Paducah, KY 42002-3290).

We have some great teachers for Knoxville, including:
Alex Anderson, Eleanor Burns, Elsie M. Campbell, Susan K. Cleveland, Kathy Delaney, Cynthia England, John Flynn, Renae Haddadin, Klaudeen Hansen, Vicki L. Johnson, Gwen Marston, Margaret J. Miller, Andi Reynolds, Bethany Reynolds, Joan Shay, Sarah Ann Smith, Helen Squire, and Merikay Waldvogel.

Ticket are selling quickly for our special events - seating is limited so reserve your seat today:
Wednesday, 5:30 - 10:00 p.m.: Step Back in Time Progressive Dinner & More (3 historic homes)
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Quilters' Fun Night with Alex Anderson & Bonnie Browning
Thursday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.: An Evening with Alex Anderson
Friday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Down on the Farm with Eleanor Burns
Saturday, 9::00 - 10:30 a.m.: Brunch with Gwen Marston
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.: All-Star Review

Any questions? Call Laura Davis or Marcelle Cashon at 270-898-7903.