Congratulations to Ania Reich for being chosen as a Semifinalist for the 2017 AQS Quilt Show! Ania is a member of our guild and we are all very excited for her!
Click here to get the details of the International Quilt Show in Paducah, Kentucky on April 26 – 29, 2017.
Ania has been chosen to display the quilt, AUTUMN’S MASTER PAINTER, along with 403 others in the annual contest, now in its 33rd year.
Three quilting authorities will judge this elite group in Paducah, awarding first‐, second‐, and third‐place prizes in 16 categories, along with nine overall awards. Winners will be announced at the 33rd AQS Awards Presentation, which takes place at the Carson Four Rivers Center in Paducah at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25. Cash awards totaling $125,000 will be granted, including $20,000 for the Janome Best of Show; $12,000 for the BERNINA Stationary Machine Workmanship; $12,000 for the AQS Hand Workmanship; $12,000 for the APQS Movable Workmanship; and $5,000 for the Robert Kaufman Best Wall Quilt.
Regardless of how AUTUMN’S MASTER PAINTER places in the final judging, all semi‐finalists’ quilts will be displayed at the show, which is expected to draw more than 30,000 people. AQS Founder and President Meredith Schroeder says, “Extraordinary quilts are being made by today’s quilters, and the contest quilts represent an extensive variety of styles, sizes, and techniques. Each quilt in the show is an intricate, creative work of art to enjoy.” Quilts were entered in this international contest from 44 US states and 14 other countries.
2016 Quilt Show
“CELEBRATE!!: 35 Years of Quilting”
Preserving the Art of Quilt Making
The Forsyth Piecers and Quilters Guild, Inc. is a non-profit organization governed by Guild Officers and operates under set bylaws. Committee Chair members help to promote quilting within the Guild and the community through local and regional projects and educational programs. The Guild preserves traditional methodologies and adds to its history by developing and encouraging new fiber art concepts.
We meet each second Monday of the month at Parkway Presbyterian Church on the corner of Silas Creek Parkway, between Yorkshire and Kirklees Rd, Winston-Salem, NC. The church entrance is off of Kirklees Rd (Click here to see a map). Fellowship begins at 6:30 P.M., business meeting at 7:00 P.M. and then the program at 7:30 P.M. Come join us. All are invited to attend.
The theme for this year is “Something New, Something Different”. It is my hope this year to present new and different programs and workshops for members to expand their quilting knowledge and to encourage each and every one of you to participate in the guild’s various charity and out-reach activities. As part of this emphasis, we will have presenters from new and different areas such as Michael Cunningham on quilt design and fabric dyeing, Beth Dix on ‘redwork embroidery, and Sherri Aycock on the ‘modern’ quilt movement. During three different months, we will have programs on our charity/community outreach efforts — nap blankets (August), senior lap blankets (November) and preemie quilts (April). I hope members will attend all of our meetings and programs this year and participate in our workshops. It is important that we continue to grow as quilters and as benefactors of our community, and I hope that as your president, I can be a small part.
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The guild is organized for benevolent
and charitable purposes;
to benefit, educate, promote, and support
persons interested in
preserving, continuing, and advancing
the art and craft of quilting
and related fiber arts.
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Guild Banner was designed, sewn, and quilted by Audrey A. Flock, 2002