What a gorgeous day in Denver, CO! While some of us are here holding down the fort, so to say, several of our employees are either working at the AQS show in Paducah, Kentucky, or just enjoying it. It is one of my favorite shows to attend! The whole city joins in to welcome over 35,000 quilt makers to their town. Quilts are hung just about everywhere.
We sponsor the Judges’ Recognition Award and we also have a vendor booth. The judges this year were Libby Lehman, Gabrielle Swain, and Donna Wilder. They awarded our own Sandi Fruehling’s Rocky Mountain Floral Bouquet first place in the Traditional Small Wall Quilt category, sponsored by Free Spirit/Westminster. Way-to-go Sandi! To see Sandi’s prize winning quilt as well as the quilts the judges chose for their Judges’ Recognition Award, go to http://www.americanquilter.com/ and click on “View 2008 Paducah Quilt Winners”. You might also want to see the big prize winners.
Another honor goes to Ann Petersen. She was a winner in the AQS contest “Sawtooth: New Quilts from an Old Favorite” The winning quilts are now on display in the AQS Museum in Paducah and are published in the book Sawtooth: New Quilts from an Old Favorite. The quilts had to be original interpretations of a classic block. The winners also share a little about their inspiration and design process. Ann’s quilt is absolutely stunning. Kudos to Ann!
Judy, Katie, and Karol Ann, are working in the booth and scouting out new quilting treasures on their breaks. They said one of the top-sellers in our booth was our slap bracelet pincushions. They make a great little present to take home to someone who was not able to attend the show. Hmmm—I wonder what they might bring home for me…….