For those visiting Nebraska for the first time – welcome! For those of you returning to Lincoln welcome back! The American Quilt Study Group Board of Directors and the International Quilt Museum are excited to be partnering to welcome you to AQSG Seminar 2019.
Quilts bring people together - they reflect and create our shared history. For AQSG, 2019 is the beginning of our 40th year as a community dedicated to expanding our knowledge of quilts and their contribution to our collective past, present, and future.
IQM’s comprehensive and accessible collection of quilts and related ephemera is a primary source of study for students, teachers, scholars, artists, makers and the public at large. IQM is delighted to share some of the oldest and rare pieces in the collection with Seminar participants.
Please join us for an exciting four days of learning and celebration as we uncover the world of quilts together.
Participants are responsible for making their own arrangements for accommodations during the Seminar. Hotel rooms are not included in the conference fee. A block of guest rooms has been reserved at our Seminar site, the Embassy Suites Lincoln. Rates are $141 per double room, breakfast is included every day with your hotel reservation.* To make a reservation by phone, call (402) 474-1111. To receive the Seminar rate, mention that you are with the American Quilt Study Group Seminar when you book your room. You may also reserve your room online:
If you are sharing a room, please give the hotel the name of your roommate and be sure to let them know at reservation time if you wish to be billed separately at check-out. The room block will be held until September 20, 2019.
Thank you to these Sponsors for their generous support of Seminar 2019
Mark and Ruth Ann Dunn Foundation
Eagle Printing and Sign
Iowa Illinois Quilt Study Group
Robert & Ardis James Foundation
Maryland Seminar Committee
Midwest Fabric Study Group in honor of Sheila Holland
Minnesota Quilters, Inc.
Ebie Morris, in memory of Gwen Marston
The New England Quilt Study Group
Professional Association of Appraisers - Quilted Textiles (PAAQT)
Quilters’ Guild of North Dakota
Washington Quilt Study Group
2019 Seminar Committee
Show and Tell
Friends of IQM
Friends of IQM
Lincoln Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild
Silent & Live Auctions
Join in the friendly competition for treasures during the ever-popular Silent Auction on Friday and Saturday afternoons. Auctioneer Julie Silber will preside over the Live Auction on Saturday evening. Donations of quality items from members and merchants are the key to a successful auction. All proceeds support the programs of AQSG.
Sending items before Seminar allows paperwork to be handled ahead of time and attractive displays to be planned. Last minute items tucked securely in your suitcase can be processed fast if your donation form with donor estimated value is attached. Please send your items and completed auction donation form after August 1 to:
214 S 13th St.
Adel IA 50003
Book Sale & Signing
Take the opportunity to fill the gaps in your library. Purchase additional copies of Uncoverings and member authors’ publications. Uncoverings 2019 authors and other authors will sign their books during the weekend. A portion of the book sale proceeds benefits AQSG.
Member authors wishing to participate in the book sale may find guidelines and agreement forms at www.americanquiltstudygroup.org or request them from the AQSG office. Phone: (402) 477-1181 or e-mail:
AQSG2@americanquiltstudygroup.org. Completed forms must be returned to the AQSG office by August 15, 2019.
*Please DO NOT ship books until AFTER September 15.
Special Exhibit 2019
This year’s special quilt exhibit is quilt history in the making! That’s Modern showcases the talents of members of the Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild, whose selections illustrate one or more of the major design elements from the field of modern quilting today. Think Mid-Century Modern (1950s) and Op Art (1960s), for example, as influenced by modern and post-modern movements in art, architecture, and interior design. As we know, quilters bring their present-day lens or interpretation to their work, so look for innovative approaches and surprises in this contemporary exhibit.
This exhibit is located in the hotel and included in your Seminar registration. The Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild is part of the International Modern Quilt Guild which has 14,000 members worldwide.
Vendors’ Sale of Antique, Vintage, & Reproduction
The vendors’ sale offers members an opportunity to shop for high-quality items while benefiting AQSG. Members wishing to sell quilt-related products at Seminar should request guidelines and agreement forms from the AQSG office, phone: (402) 477-1181 or e-mail: AQSG2@americanquiltstudygroup.org
Completed forms must be returned to the AQSG office by July 1. Deadline is firm.
If you would like to learn more about available AQSG research mentors, join us at our table during the Poster Session, Saturday, October 12. We will be glad to discuss the type of project you are pursuing – research, publication, or both. We’ll talk more about your subject matter to hopefully team you up with the best match for your research needs!
Area Representatives Meeting
Area Representatives, and those interested in becoming ARs, are invited to meet Friday, October 11 at 4:30 p.m. Learn successful strategies for attracting new members, and share your ideas and questions with fellow reps.
Help Shape Our Future
What better time to envision the future for AQSG than when we come together at Seminar. This year you’ll have a unique opportunity to join with friends and members to share ideas on how we can move into our next 40 years. We’ll reveal the results of the all-member survey. And we’ll gather over lunch to discuss together your ideas for new opportunities and paths to explore. You are what makes AQSG strong and we need your help as we create a vision and plan. Just one more reason to make sure that Seminar 2019 is on your calendar!
Show & Tell
Make this Friday evening event special by sharing your quilts (antique or contemporary) quilt related items, and stories.
Notice of Annual Meeting
The American Quilt Study Group Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2019.