Quilt expo planned
Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2009 8:01 pm
With the 25th anniversary of the AQS Quilt Show now behind them, members of the organization are busy planning for its annual Quilt Expo in Knoxville.
Registration is now open for the event, which is scheduled for July 22-25. A second quilt expo is scheduled for Oct. 28-31 in Des Moines, Iowa.
More than 30,000 quilters attended the quilt show in Paducah, Ky. Quilters attended from 47 states and 11 countries. The attendance was 4 percent less than 2008.
“Considering the economy and uncertainties relating to the sale of the Executive Inn, we are pleased that the attendance was close to last year,” said AQS president Meredith Schroeder. “We know the quilters love coming to Paducah and attending our show here. This show turns Paducah into Quilt City USA at this time every year.”
Discussions are under way related to the 2010 AQS Quilt Show and Contest. As plans are formalized, more information will be available on the AQS Web site, www.AmericanQuilter.com.
AQS has awarded more than $2.5 million in cash awards to quilters in contests at these events. These events provide from $12 million to $20 million in economic impact to the cities where the events are held.
Published in The Messenger 5.21.09