Wednesday, March 7, 2012

AQS Lancaster Quilt Show

Looking forward to a trip to the AQS Lancaster Quilt Show next week.  Hope to see you there!
The reproduction quilt, M.E.C. Remembered will be exhibited on Author's Row.

M.E.C. Remembered at AQS Lancaster 2010
Another quilt of mine, Pride of Baltimore II, will be in the competition. Look closely, and you might recognize some things from the M.E.C. quilt and the book Baltimore Garden Quilt. One of the blocks appears in a 12-inch reduced size, and the same double swag border with an expanded corner, joined this time with Maryland's State Flower, the black-eyed susan. (This is the quilt that appeared in American Quilter September 2011 issue for the article Hand Applique with Coffee Filters.)  Does this give you some ideas how to use these patterns in your applique quilts?

In years past, we have enjoyed Lancaster City and the surrounding area. Keep a lookout along your drive for covered bridges – this one is in Poole Forge.
Be sure to visit Central Market, right across the street from the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center (Check their hours.) A grand feast for the eyes and the appetite (more pics later to entice you).

The Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum is a MUST SEE, especially this year. Please support this museum and “Save Lancaster’s Quilts!” Proceeds from this special full-collection exhibit will benefit “SAVE LANCASTER’S QUILTS:  Preservation for Today & Tomorrow,” a campaign for the care of the museum’s quilt collection and an endowment with the Lancaster County Community Foundation that will assist in providing a home for the artifacts in Lancaster County. (Does that give you a hint that they might not be there for us to see next year?!)

The Lancaster County Convention Center, where the AQS show is held, adjoins the Marriott Hotel. It was all built around the old Watt & Shand building, and retains part of this historic building right inside the convention center.

As you know, there will lots of fabulous quilts to enjoy! And lots of vendors on three floors. Here is a panorama from 2010 of the just the main vendor hall. There are two more floors filled with vendors!

Be sure to visit the AQS booth to buy your books and 2012 T-shirt. Stop by the QuiltLife booth and say hi to Jan Magee.

 So much to see and do! Look for me too!


  1. I hope to come down on Thursday, will keep you posted would be great to meet you in person!
    Yes I will go see the Amish quilt exhibit too!

  2. I am so looking forward to this show! We're coming down either Thursday or Friday. Do you know what time you'll be in the authors' booth?

    1. We will be at the Author's Roundtable event @4:30-5:30. Not sure the rest of the day yet. Hope to see you there.


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