AQS Quilt Week in Phoenix, Arizona

I had two quilts juried into the AQS quilt show in Phoenix, AZ, February 5-8, 2014. Since we were having such a brutal winter here in northern Michigan I was really happy that we had decided to fly out for a brief stop at the show and then a little sight seeing in the beautiful weather in Arizona this time of year.

Upon arrival at the show the first thing I noticed was that an image of my “One Thousand Diamonds” was being used in the registration display. About six pages would loop on the wide screen display and this is what it looked like:
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The display in relation to the registration desk:
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Then I picked up a copy of the show brochure, …

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…and look what was on one of the pages listing quilts in the show! A cropped image of “One Thousand Diamonds!”
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Of course I had to have my picture taken in front of “One Thousand Diamonds:”
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By the way, “One Thousand Diamonds” has 1000 diamond shaped patches made from 1000 different fabrics collected in a charm square exchange with my local quilt group, Lovells Loose Threads.

We stopped by my other entry, “My Sedona Star,” which happened to have a third place ribbon on it! What a thrill to win a ribbon at a big AQS show!
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“Sedona Star” was the TQS BOM in 2012 designed by Sarah Vedeler.

We spent the rest of the week taking in the local attractions such as the Chihuly exhibit at the Desert Botanical Gardens which was spectacular:

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The Pueblo Grande Archaeological Museum :
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The Heard Museum with Exhibits about Native American Culture and Arts:

And Taliesen West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Winter Home and School of Architecture:

What a great mini vacation!

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5 Responses to AQS Quilt Week in Phoenix, Arizona

  1. Judy Stone says:

    Oh Joyce! What well deserved rewards for your work! So glad you went to all the cultural stops in Phoenix !! Chihuly is just amazing – saw an exhibit in Naples and have been agog ever since!! Wow, and Frank Lloyd Wright too! You two know how to vacation. Congratulations!!!!!

  2. Letty says:

    Congrats! Beautiful work.

  3. katyquilts says:

    Congrats, Joyce! Beautiful quilts! I am headed to Phoenix in just a few weeks to see my new grand baby. I love it out there!

  4. Monica says:

    Congratulations, Joyce! What a successful show for you. Two quilts accepted and a ribbon to top it off! It was well worth all the time you spent quilting Sedona Star. And 1000 fabrics! Stunning. :D

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