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9:01 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Vietnam Veteran Surprised with Quilt During Annual Show in Paducah

Deb Granger, Freedom Star United owner presents a quilt to Vietnam Veteran Robert Crim.
Credit Lance Dennee

73-year-old Vietnam veteran Robert Crim of Golconda, Ill., wasn’t expecting to leave the AQS quilt show yesterday with a quilt of his own, but a spur-of-the-moment surprise changed his plans.

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Arts
11:57 am
Wed April 23, 2014

American Quilters Society Show Brings Thousands to Paducah

Janome America, Inc. Best of Show Award #3-123 ElaTED Ted Storm, ‘s-Gravenzande, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Credit aqsshows.com

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 aqsshows.com. 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 and logistics for visitors on Sounds Good.

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Culture
6:25 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Best of Show at the AQS Show Goes to Veteran Quilter from the Netherlands

This year's Best in Show at AQS
Credit Lance Dennee

The 30th anniversary American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show and Contest Best of Show goes to Ted Storm, a quilter from the Netherlands.  Meredith Schroeder, President of the American Quilter’s Society, was  complimentary of Storm's work.   

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Arts
12:22 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Quilting Spotlight: AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah

It's that time of year! The birds are singing, the flowers are (sort of) blooming, and... the quilters are coming! We have so many wonderful underwriters that take part in the Paducah QuiltWeek festivities, and today we thank the American Quilter's Society, The National Quilt Museum, and the Yeiser Art Center for bringing great works of art to the region and sharing in their support of WKMS. 

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Arts
11:38 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Organizers Unpacking for Paducah Quilt Week

Credit American Quilter's Society, Facebook

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 AQS 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 Lochte speaks with her on Sounds Good.

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Culture
3:41 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

One Of Nation's Most Valuable Quilts On Display At Paducah's Quilt Show

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.

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Arts
4:46 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Opening Day at the AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Paducah

Today on Sounds Good, 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. Click here for more about the Quilt Show.

Society
4:15 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Stigma Fades as More Men Explore the Art of Quilting

Illusions by George Siciliano
Credit National Quilt Museum

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.

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Culture
4:06 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Quilt Show Brings Art and Visitors from Around the World to Paducah

Credit aqsshows.com

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. 

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Arts
11:35 am
Thu April 11, 2013

AQS Co-Founder is 2013 Quilters Hall of Fame Inductee

Credit quiltershalloffame.net

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.

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