2013 Quilt Show

The Winners!

Winners of the AAQG July 2013 Quilt Show

The Quilts!

2013 Quilt Show Pictures

Set-up Pictures from the Quilt Show!

Set up day for the quilt show

Quilt Show Countdown
The quilt show is only a few days away and the excitement is building.  We will be participating in the Urbandale 4th of July Parade and have several local TV interviews to tell the community about the Traditional With A Twist Quilt Show.  With over 235 quilt entries and 18 vendors it will certainly be an event you will not want to miss.Location:  FFA Enrichment Center on the DMACC Campus in Ankeny, 1055 SW Prairie Trail ParkwayFriday – July 12th from 9 to 5Saturday – July 13th from 9 to 4


Quilt Drop-off Information

Quilts for the 2013 Quilt Show can be dropped off at Quilter’s Cupboard in Ankeny from July 8th through noon on July 10th for those members unable to bring their quilts to the FFA Enrichment Center during show set up.  A big thank you goes out to Cindy Peters for providing this service for our guild.  Quilts may be dropped off at the FFA Enrichment Center from 8:30 - noon on July 11th .  Please have your quilt entry form pinned to the back of your quilt for identification and efficient check in.

2013 Quilt Show Vendors

We are fortunate to have a great line up of vendors and quilt show sponsors* for the Traditional With A Twist Quilt Show.

Platte Branch Designs
Expressions in Thread
Quilter’s Cupboard
Quilting Connection, Inc.   *
Adel Dry Goods
Four Seasons Quilting
The Quilter’s Portable
Quilting on Main
Designs on Ice
Cedar Creek Quilts
At the Heart of Quilting
Boutiques and More
Iowa Falls Sewing Machine Co *
Block Party Studios
Moonlight Stitching Studio and Sister’s Retreat
Bloomin Minds
Quilt With Us
Material Girls
Creekside Quilting *
Hen & Chicks Studio *

2013 Quilt Show Poster, with show details!

Quilt Show poster (pdf)

Join us for our Quilt Show Friday & Saturday, July 12th  & 13th at our new location in Ankeny.

Quilt Show Location

FFA Enrichment Center
DMACC Campus
Ankeny, Iowa

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Quilt Show Entry Form for 2013

Quilt Show Entry Form for 2013 (pdf Version)

Quilt Show Entry Form for 2013 (Word Version)

Seeking donations of 2 1/2 inch strips & magazines for the Quilt Show

Susan Body and Vicki Swensen are the chairs for our magazine sales at the 2013 Quilt Show.  They are changing it up a bit this year and are adding 2 1/2 inch fabric sales.  They are hoping to fill a kiddie pool with these strips that can be purchased by the bag at the Quilt Show. What could be better than a dip in a pool filled with fabric!  Your magazine and fabric contributions (any usable length will do) can be brought to any guild meeting and Susan and Vicki will be available for taking these off your hands or you can bring them to the Quilt Show during set up on Thursday, July 11.

Quilt Show Volunteers Needed

The quilt show is a short 4 months away and we need your help.  We have several opportunities for you to participate in committees that will help the quilt show run smoothly.  Sign-up sheets are available at the monthly guild meetings or contact Connie Lovelady 419-8088 if interested in participating in a committee.  Committee options include:

  • Quilt Show Set Up – chair Sharon McCarthy
  • Quilt Show Tear Down – chair OPEN
  • Signage – chair OPEN
  • Advertising – chair OPEN
  • Magazine Table – chair Vicki Swensen
  • Brochures & Quilt Tags – chair OPEN
  • Country Store – chair Ann Finger
  • Parade – chair Ramona Tapper
  • Raffle Quilt Tickets – chair Deb Dickerson
  • Vendor Hospitality – chair OPEN
  • Food – chair Christy Tigges

We also have several baskets available for ‘adoption’ to fill with goodies that will be sold at the Country Store at the quilt show.  Having trouble figuring out what to put in the basket…we have all kinds of ideas from quilting related notions, items for baby, movie night and snacks to name a few.  If you would like to adopt a basket, please contact Connie Lovelady or Janet Neuschwanger at the next guild meeting.


Traditional With a Twist – 2013 Quilt Show Theme

Posted in Quilt Show on January 7th, 2013

We are happy to announce the theme for the 2013 Ankeny Area Quilter’s Guild quilt show.  Our theme, Traditional With a Twist hopes to showcase our quilting heritage by honoring the patterns of the past combined with new styles of fabrics and quilting techniques.

Important information about the show:

Dates: July 12 and 13th, 2013 which coincides with Ankeny’s Summerfest celebration

Location: a new venue – the FFA Enrichment Center on the DMACC campus in Ankeny

Vendors:  We are seeking interested vendors at this time.  If you are a vendor and are interested in our show, please contact Connie Lovelady for further information at aclovelady@gmail.com or 515-419-8088.

Categories for quilts:

Large pieced – 280 inches or more (Perimeter)

Medium pieced – 121 to 279 inches (Perimeter)

Small and Miniature – 120 inches or less (Perimeter)

Applique -  At least 50% of quilt should be applique.  No perimeter limitations

Mixed Technique – Two or more techniques are used in the quilt top.  Perimeter of 160 inches or more

Wearables/Bags – Quilted clothing, purses, tote bags, etc.  At least 50% of the item must be quilted.  No perimeter limitations

Original Innovative Design – Design is original to quilter.  No perimeter limitations

UFO project > 5 years – No perimeter limitations

Theme – Traditional With A Twist – No perimeter limitations.