2018 Seminar Registration

Bethesda Marriott
Bethesda, MD
(10/03/2018 - 10/07/2018)

Registrations received in the AQSG office by Monday July 9, 2018 will be processed by lottery. After July 9 they will be processed on a first come, first serve basis until August 24, 2018. A late fee is charged after July 31.
*Please Note: Optional Offerings are available with a 1-Day Registration (Saturday or Sunday), and will be processed on August 24 after all full registration requests have been met, based on the order in which they were received.

Registrations by phone or e-mail cannot be accepted.

Step 1: Your Information

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Step 2: Registration Packages

Full Registration Packages
The full Seminar registration fee includes six meals from the Friday opening banquet through Sunday closing luncheon, all program costs, the keynote address, paper presentations, show and tell, poster session, and on-site quilt exhibit.
A late registration fee of $50.00 will automatically be added after July 31.
Current AQSG member Registration

Step 3: Special Events

Have a great idea and don’t know where to begin your research? Searched the genealogy and don’t know what to do with it? Need some guidance to make sense of your data? The Publications Committee will present brief topical discussions of research methods and paper preparation. Then we will divide into small groups to discuss your projects. Participants will come with a project in mind or underway and leave with renewed commitment and direction. Please join us on Saturday afternoon.

Step 4: Study Centers and Tours


Please indicate your 1st, 2nd, & 3rd choice for concurrent events.

Thursday Study Centers (10/4/2018, 9:00am-11:00am)

with Mary Robare

The focus of this Study Center is an appliqué quilt block pattern known by some as the “Apple Pie Ridge Star.” While learning about some of the people and communities who made and inscribed quilts with “Apple Pie Ridge Stars,” we will consider how the pattern may have evolved, been shared, and received one of its most charming names.

with Carol Butzke

This Study Center will focus on the origin and evolution of the buta/paisley design through the ages with a power point presentation, lecture, and quilt/shawl turning. Participants are invited to bring an example of paisley in a quilt, shawl, or garment to be shared.


Thursday Study Centers (October 4, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm)

with Sharon Pinka

Take a look at the different options available for downsizing your collection of antique/vintage quilts, fabric, notions, and ephemera via shop/online retailing, auctions, tag sales, and donations/gifting.

with Claire McKarns

Do you have quilts in your family or collection that have suffered from washing, wear, or use through the years? This Study Center is designed to help you bring those sentimental or historic pieces back to life for display or function.


Friday Study Centers (October 5, 2018, 9:00am-11:00am)

with Lenna DeMarco

We will explore how doll quilts reflect the evolving roles and expectations of girls and women in the American culture. From the restrictive domestic life of the early 19th century to the freedom and independence of the late 20th century, who made doll quilts and why has dramatically changed.

with Cindy Stuart

“Name Inscribed” quilts include fundraiser, friendship and signed quilts. Do these name inscribed quilts hold a fascination for you? Do you wonder where they originated and who all these people were? If you want to learn efficient techniques for answering these questions, then this is the Study Center for you.

with Polly Mello

A lecture and trunk show of stunning, rare, and beautiful quilts designed in the great quilt revival of the early 20th Century. This designer driven revival changed the course of quilting for the next 40 years and beyond.


Friday PM Study Centers (October 5, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm)

with Alden O’Brien, Newbold Richardson, Debby Cooney, and Alison Polivka

There comes a point in the life of all collectors, serious or casual, when decisions need to be made about proper storage, care and dispersal of the collection. A team of experts will discuss museum practices, professional and personal experiences and legal issues to provide practical advice applicable to anyone who has wondered “I have it, I love it, now what do I do with it?”

with Virginia Vis

Building upon her research presented at the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum seminar “Eye Opening: New Research on Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia”, Virginia Vis will analyze Baltimore Album Quilts.

with Meta Van Nostram

Redwork is an amazing record of trends and the culture of a time and place. Participants will experience a walk through time in red and white, and sometimes blue, pink, green, yellow, lavender or brown, and examine Redwork quilts and textile items to share and discuss why this form of art needlework became a fad and continues to transform.


Sunday Study Centers (October 7, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm)

with Ann Hermes

Study Center participants will learn the technique of Plush template embroidery by stitching a small plush star with materials provided. Attendees are asked to bring their own small, sharp scissors, 5” embroidery hoop, and needle nose pliers.


Friday Tour (October 5, 2018, 7:30am-5:30pm)

The full-day tour will begin with an orientation to Winterthur Estate and Garden and enjoy some of the new outdoor exhibit: Follies, Architectural Whimsy in the Garden. They will then split into two groups to participate in a 2-hour quilt tour including presentation by Linda Eaton, tour of the house, and time in the galleries to view the new exhibit opening that day: Embroidery, The Thread of History.
Lunch is included.

Friday Tour (10/05/2018, 8:30am-1:30pm)


Step 5: Additional Information

Step 6: Summary

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Step 7: Payment Information

Advance registration holds your place and guarantees materials. On-site registration is not available for the AQSG Seminar. The full Seminar registration fee includes six meals from the Friday opening banquet through Sunday closing lunch, the keynote address, four paper presentations, show and tell, poster session, and on-site quilt exhibit.

Registrations received by the office prior to 9 a.m. on Monday, July 9 will be placed in a lottery. On July 9th forms from that group will be chosen at random to fill Tours, Study Centers, and other optional events. Subsequent arrivals will be on a first come first serve basis. A wait list is currently in effect for registrations.

Starting July 31, a late registration fee of $50 will be assessed. No registrations will be accepted after August 24, 2017.

On-site registration will be available for open slots in Study Centers only.

If you prefer, you may register for Seminar by downloading a registration form below and mail it to:

American Quilt Study Group
1610 L Street
Lincoln, NE 68508