Wednesday, September 5, 2012
It has been a very busy two weeks. We held our first show in Grand Rapids at the DeVos Place Convention Center. Wow... what a wonderful facility. We have 21,500 people attend this first show. There were 900 quilts on display including exhibits from Japan and Egypt. Two of the Tentmakers of Cairo came to the show to demonstrate their applique art - it was amazing to watch there hands. They were like machines they moved so fast. Tarek even showed some of the quilters how he could stitch blindfolded - yes, he appliqued with a blindfold over his eyes. AQS was the first quilt show to give away a car. One lucky quilter won this snazzy little red Ford Focus, complete with quilted decals on the sides and hood.