(PRWEB) November 26, 2014 -- American Quilter’s Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, is pleased to announce the debut of AQS QuiltWeek® in Albuquerque, New Mexico. AQS QuiltWeek® – Albuquerque, New Mexico 2015 will run from January 14 to 17, 2015, at the Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 Second Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
15,000 in attendance are expected to converge on the Albuquerque area to enjoy four days of the best in international quilt and textile artistry. Over 500 quilts will be on display with more than $50,000 in prizes to be awarded for quilting excellence at the event. In addition, AQS QuiltWeek will be hosting a series of workshops with some of the top talent in the quilt industry and an extensive Merchant Mall comprised of both local and national vendors.
Included in AQS QuiltWeek’s celebrated exhibits are the SAQA Wide Horizons IV exhibit of thirty quilts from leading fiber artists, the Red, White & Quilted exhibit featuring antique quilts procured by Linda Baxter Lasco, and two exhibits from The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. The Stitch Like an Egyptian exhibit will showcase khayamiya art by the Tentmakers of Cairo, that is created using an ancient appliqué technique. All of the works from this exhibit will be available for purchase.
Evening events feature world-renowned celebrities presenting their unique spin on fabric, quilting, and life, including dynamic sessions with Terry Waldron, Donna Barnitz, and Colleen Konetzni. AQS Certified Quilt Appraisers will be available at the event to appraise new or antique quilts for insurance replacement or fair market values from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. There is an appraisal fee of $50 per quilt, payable at quilt check-in.
Admission to AQS QuiltWeek includes access to all special exhibits and the Merchant Mall with hundreds of quilting items for sale. Hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m Wednesday through Friday, January 14–16, and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17. Ticket and additional information can be found at quiltweek.com/albuquerque or by calling 1-270-898-7903. For discounted hotel rates, visit quiltweek.com. The event is open to the public.
About the American Quilter's Society
The American Quilter's Society is the largest quilting membership organization in the world. For thirty years, AQS has been the leading voice in quilting through a broad suite of products¬—magazines, books, live events, contests, workshops, online networks, patterns, fabrics, and catalogs. At AQS, we believe that with inspiration and advice, the creatively minded individual can take their quilting projects beyond what even they had imagined. The leading authors in quilting choose to publish with AQS, the best in quilt artistry select AQS events to display their work, the newest quilters learn from the knowledge and vision of AQS members. For more information on the American Quilter's Society, please visit http://www.americanquilter.com or call 1-270-898-7903.
Katherine Rupp, American Quilter's Society, http://aqsshows.com/, +1 270-898-7903, [email protected]