Quilt Show 2014

Click here to view all the beautiful quilts in our 2014 quilt show. 

The quilts in the show are the work of  local guild members.  We encourage all members to enter at least one quilt in the show.  In 2013 we had over 230 quilts on display and we want to top that this year as we have secured additional space at our quilt show venue at the FFA Enrichment Center on the DMACC campus in Ankeny.

We heard lots of great comments on last year’s raffle quilt and frankly it was hard to find a pattern to top the raffle quilt in 2013 but we’ve heard that the 2014 raffle quilt is from a  a quilt pattern that everyone wants and no one wants to make. Chalk one up for another crazy piecing and applique frenzy. If you like little pieces and blending batiks with prints, this one will be right up your alley.

Based the raffle quilt pattern, the inspiration for this year’s theme was born. Our quilt show theme for 2014 is Petals & Patchwork.

Theme related quilts should either have over 50% of the fabric be floral fabrics, or be a floral quilt design. You do not have to have floral fabrics AND a floral quilt design, but rather one or the other is fine. With the cold dark drab days of winter upon us, what a better thing to do than work with flowers while the snow is flying.

The quilt show will be the same weekend as Ankeny SummerFest July 11 and 12, 2014. We will also be in the same location as last year, the FFA Enrichment Center. We have obtained more space for this year’s show – and have the entire first floor of the building. This means an extra room the size of our lunch room will be available for more quilts, classes, etc… so get your bucket lists out and get some quilts ready for the show. We had over 230 quilts on display last year and want to have at least that many or more this year.

We are looking forward to another great show and will be starting sign ups to assist with show details in December. We are also looking for new ideas for the show. We have already heard from some of you last year, but want to continue to add to this list. If you saw something very creative or you enjoyed a lot at another show– let us know. We can’t read your minds and really want your involvement in this guild activity.

One other exciting thing about the quilt show is that we are going to have online quilt entry forms available for those of you who do everything electronic. For those of you who prefer paper, we will have these entry forms as well.

Interested vendors can contact Connie Lovelady at aclovelady@gmail.com for further quilt show information.

As those of you who attended the February meeting are aware, we are adding a very special category in the quilt show this year in honor of Louann Hunt who was a prolific quilter and member of our guild.  Cindy Peters, owner of the Quilter’s Cupboard in Ankeny is sponsoring the new ‘Precuts’ quilt category in Louann’s memory.  This category includes quilts made from pre-cut fabrics that include: Jelly Rolls, Honey buns, Turnovers, Hexigons, Charm packs, Layer cakes and Candy packs.  It does not include fat quarters.

Quilt categories for the Petals and Patchwork 2014 AAQG Quilt Show:

  • Theme – Petals and Patchwork: Must have a floral theme or be made with over 50% floral fabric.  No size restriction
  • Large Pieced – Outside perimeter of 280” or more
  • Medium Pieced – Outside perimeter of 120” to 279”
  • Small or Miniature Pieced – Outside perimeter is less than 120″
  • Appliqué – No size restriction
  • Mixed Technique – No size restriction
  • Precut – No size restriction
  • Wearable/Bags
  • Original/Innovative Design