AQS http://wkms.org en Vietnam Veteran Surprised with Quilt During Annual Show in Paducah http://wkms.org/post/vietnam-veteran-surprised-quilt-during-annual-show-paducah <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1; white-space: pre-wrap;">73-year-old Vietnam veteran Robert </span>Crim<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1; white-space: pre-wrap;"> of </span>Golconda<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1; white-space: pre-wrap;">, Ill., wasn’t expecting to leave the </span>AQS<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1; white-space: pre-wrap;"> quilt show yesterday with a quilt of his own, but a spur-of-the-moment surprise changed his plans. </span></p><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:01:53 +0000 Lance Dennee 40107 at http://wkms.org Vietnam Veteran Surprised with Quilt During Annual Show in Paducah American Quilters Society Show Brings Thousands to Paducah http://wkms.org/post/american-quilters-society-show-brings-thousands-paducah <p>There's lots of traffic in Paducah because 2014's American Quilters Society Quilt Week is underway through Saturday. Winners were announced Wednesday night and you can see these remarkable works of art at <a href="http://aqsshows.com">aqsshows.com</a>. Bonnie Browning is the Executive Show Director, and has been for many years, as well as being a quilter and author in her own right. She and Kate Lochte outline the attractions&nbsp;and logistics for visitors on <em>Sounds Good</em>.</p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:57:21 +0000 Kate Lochte 40086 at http://wkms.org American Quilters Society Show Brings Thousands to Paducah Best of Show at the AQS Show Goes to Veteran Quilter from the Netherlands http://wkms.org/post/best-show-aqs-show-goes-veteran-quilter-netherlands <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>30<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary </span><a href="http://wkms.org/post/organizers-unpacking-paducah-quilt-week" style="line-height: 1.5;">American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show and Contest</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Best of Show goes to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.tedstorm.nl/eng/"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ted Storm,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">a quilter from the Netherlands. &nbsp;</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Meredith Schroeder,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President of the American Quilter’s Society, was &nbsp;complimentary of Storm's work. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:25:57 +0000 Lance Dennee 40078 at http://wkms.org Best of Show at the AQS Show Goes to Veteran Quilter from the Netherlands Quilting Spotlight: AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah http://wkms.org/post/quilting-spotlight-aqs-quiltweek-paducah <p>It's that time of year! The birds are singing, the flowers are (sort of) blooming, and... the quilters are coming!&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">We have so many wonderful underwriters that take part in the </span><a href="http://aqsshows.com/AQSPaducah/?utm_source=April+2014+News+%26+Notes&amp;utm_campaign=UA-29440279-1&amp;utm_medium=email" style="line-height: 1.5;">Paducah QuiltWeek</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> festivities, and today we thank the </span><a href="http://www.americanquilter.com/?utm_source=April+2014+News+%26+Notes&amp;utm_campaign=UA-29440279-1&amp;utm_medium=email" style="line-height: 1.5;">American Quilter's Society</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><a href="http://www.quiltmuseum.org/?utm_source=April+2014+News+%26+Notes&amp;utm_campaign=UA-29440279-1&amp;utm_medium=email" style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Quilt Museum</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and the </span><a href="http://www.theyeiser.org/?utm_source=April+2014+News+%26+Notes&amp;utm_campaign=UA-29440279-1&amp;utm_medium=email" style="line-height: 1.5;">Yeiser Art Center</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for bringing great works of art to the region and sharing in their support of </span>WKMS<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:22:45 +0000 Asia Burnett 40059 at http://wkms.org Quilting Spotlight: AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah Organizers Unpacking for Paducah Quilt Week http://wkms.org/post/organizers-unpacking-paducah-quilt-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than 10,000 quilts have been displayed in Paducah and more than $2.5 million in cash prizes have been awarded during the American Quilter's Society's shows that are in their third decade in 2014. The Paducah McCracken County Convention and Expo Center is the epicenter of the </span>AQS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Quilt Week activities that start with an awards preview next Tuesday (April 22) then show opening Wednesday, continuing through Saturday. American Quilter's Society co-founder Meredith Schroeder is at the Expo Center helping to unpack quilts for judging over the weekend and Kate </span>Lochte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> speaks with her on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Sounds Good</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:38:58 +0000 Kate Lochte 39985 at http://wkms.org Organizers Unpacking for Paducah Quilt Week One Of Nation's Most Valuable Quilts On Display At Paducah's Quilt Show http://wkms.org/post/one-nations-most-valuable-quilts-display-paducahs-quilt-show <p>Many Quilt Week attendees are crowding Paducah's National Quilt Museum to see one of the nation’s most valuable quilts. The piece, called “Innocence”, was made by quilter Hollis Chatelain. Museum Director Frank Bennett said his museum is lucky to showcase the piece. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 20:41:41 +0000 John Walker 31029 at http://wkms.org One Of Nation's Most Valuable Quilts On Display At Paducah's Quilt Show Opening Day at the AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Paducah http://wkms.org/post/opening-day-aqs-quilt-show-contest-paducah <p>Today on <em>Sounds Good</em>, we went live to the American Quilters Society Quilt Show and Contest in Paducah. Kate Lochte speaks with Tim Langlitz, marketing director of the Society, at the Expo and Convention Center in Paducah on opening day. They talk about how the quilt show got started, how men are defying the quilting stereotype, and some of the week's highlights. <a href="http://aqsshows.com/AQSPaducah/">Click here for more about the Quilt Show</a>.</p><p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:46:43 +0000 Kate Lochte 30985 at http://wkms.org Opening Day at the AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Paducah Stigma Fades as More Men Explore the Art of Quilting http://wkms.org/post/stigma-fades-more-men-explore-art-quilting <p></p><p>This week, an estimated 30,000 quilters descend on Paducah for the American Quilters Society’s Quilt Week. Many of these quilters are women, but a new voice in quilting, steadily grows stronger as decades pass and as gender roles become more fluid. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:15:00 +0000 Casey Northcutt 30923 at http://wkms.org Stigma Fades as More Men Explore the Art of Quilting Quilt Show Brings Art and Visitors from Around the World to Paducah http://wkms.org/post/quilt-show-brings-art-and-visitors-around-world-paducah <p>We've met Jenny Bowker, wife of the former Australian Ambassador to Egypt, who initiated introducing Egyptian craftsmen's quilts to the world. We've spoken with Meredith Schroeder who co-founded the American Quilters Society and this year is being inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame. Today, Kate Lochte brings an interview with the person who directs and organizes the American Quilters Society Show and Contest, which starts Wednesday at the Convention Center in Paducah. She opened by asking Bonnie Browning how many "hats" she actually wears in her work.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:06:01 +0000 Kate Lochte 30881 at http://wkms.org Quilt Show Brings Art and Visitors from Around the World to Paducah AQS Co-Founder is 2013 Quilters Hall of Fame Inductee http://wkms.org/post/aqs-co-founder-2013-quilters-hall-fame-inductee <p>Starting out with husband Bill as a publisher of books on collectibles, Meredith Schroeder co-founded the American Quilter's Society or AQS, and this year she is being inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame. They simply thought that quilts should be recognized as art. This notion changed both their business and their city. In late March Kate Lochte spoke with Meredith Schroeder to learn more.</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:35:54 +0000 Kate Lochte 30451 at http://wkms.org AQS Co-Founder is 2013 Quilters Hall of Fame Inductee