"Quilts from the 1930's"
In celebration of our 30th anniversary, the theme of our Antique Quilt Exhibit will be "Quilt Designers of the 1930's". Featuring quilts that remind us of the ones our Grandmothers made, the exhibit will take you back to the days of patterns found in the newspapers and at the five and dime store- when mail order kits and catalogs were popular and the wrappers from Mountain Mist batting were saved and shared. Curated from the collection of Cindy Claycamp of Quilting Memories. Come join us for a nostalgic tour of these beautiful and unique designs from the decade. Cindy will be offering free tours of the exhibit at 3pm every day during the quilt show. Many of the quilts will also be available for sale.
New for 2020- Quilt Appraisals
by JOYCE FISCHER – New York Certified Appraiser - Quilts & Quilted Textiles
Quilts, old and new, should be appraised for insurance value. Written insurance appraisals are available at the conference by a certified appraiser. Appraiser is certified to appraise both traditional and non-traditional quilts. Each quilt requires approximately 30 minutes for appraisal. If you are interested in having a quilt(s) appraised, you must pre-register with Joyce directly. All appraisal fees - $55/quilt - will be paid directly to the appraiser. By Appointment Only- Saturday March 28, 2020 between 9am-4pm
New for 2020- Free Quilt Kits for Kids
Let's get kids quilting! To continue the love for quilting into the next generation we will be giving away FREE quilt kits to the first 50 kids who stop by our information table on Saturday March 28th! Each kit will include enough supplies for a small project.
Update About the Shuttle Service
We will not be offering the shuttle service between the DoubleTree and the AQS quilt show downtown this year. Last year, as AQS had announced they would not be returning, we did not renew our contract for the shuttle in 2020. In response to assuming we were the only March show in Lancaster, we added classes and lectures for the first time ever. After AQS decided to come back in March 2020 for one more year we took a long look at the available parking in our lot and determined that we were no longer able to give up parking spaces to people who were parking and riding from our location. We anticipate that we will have more people attending classes and crowds similar to our last show, and we hope that this will be the most fair and equitable way to keep our free parking available for our attendees.