AQG Members in 2016 exhibit at the National Quilt Museum

We offer sincere congratulations to our members whose quilts were selected for the Simply Southwest exhibit at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky.  Read about Sarah McNary's experience in her own words.

  • For Lucilla: Arizona Skies, Arizona’s Glory by Linda Engstrom of the Mavericks
  • Blue Water Moonrise by Sarah McNary of the Havasu Stitchers


Congratulations to 2015 Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame Inductees

The Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame, an Affiliate Member of AQG, announced that the following people will be inducted Into the Hall of Fame on September 20, 2015, Jean Biddick of Tucson; Karin Goudy from Kingman; Carol Ann Patton of Mesa and Lynda Shephard of Sedona. We are proud to say that Carol Ann Patton, Lynda Shephard and Karin Goudy are current AQG members. Way to go Ladies!!!!

Jean is an author and pattern maker as well as an award winning quilter who is also active in the Tucson Quilters Guild. Jean received the most votes from the Friends of the Hall of Fame in the balloting and will be honored as the Friends Favorite. Karin has been an active member of her quilt guild, the Kingman Quilters Guild. Carol Ann helped found the High Desert Piecemakers Quilt Guild and served in most of the Board positions as well as being a master teacher and quilter. Lynda is a co-founder of the Red Rock Quilters, a teacher as well as donating quilts for various charities. All of these ladies have had a lifetime of work that will be recognized on September 20, 2015 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Tempe.

In addition to the four honorees, the Quilt Shop of the Year for 2015, Odegaard's of Flagstaff will be feted. This shop has served northern Arizona for 45 years with quilting fabric, machines and is well known in their area for their charitable nature. Honors will also be extended to Colleen Babcock, the Hall of Fame's Organizational Friend of the Year as well as Susie Weaver, the Hall's Individual Friend of the Year.

The Event will start on Sunday the 20th with registration from noon to one pm. After a short welcome, the luncheon will be served and soon the festivities will begin. In conjunction with the Event, about 20 award winning quilts will be hung around the room. These quilts won the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame ribbon at a previous quilt shows, and the quilts are invited to hang for all the Event attendees. Honorees will be introduced and a good time will be had. Tickets for the Event are only $40 and can be obtained from the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame website. 

KUDOS to AQG Members for AQS Awards

Congratulations to the following AQG members for their awards at the AQS Phoenix Show held in February 2014.

2nd Bed Quilts Traditional:          #1-106 FLOWER BASKET MEDALLION, Renee Caswell (MAL)

HM Wall Quilts Traditional:          #1-411 TWO TO TANGO, Terri Doyle (MAL)

3rd Wall Quilts Innovative/Art:     #1-549 SAVORING TWILIGHT IN VENICE, Patsy Kittredge (Red Rock Quilters

HM Wall Quilts Innovative/Art:     #1-534 AUTUMN FAERY, Diane Hansen (Prickly Piecers)

3rd Wall Quilts Computer-Aided:   #1-706 MAJESTIC SEDONA, Nancy Howell (Cactus Patchers)

Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame Inducts Three AQG Members

On Sunday, September 23, three native daughters of Arizona were honored by their friends, families, and the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame. The class of 2012 was the fifth group to be inducted into this organization that celebrates and honors the contribution of Arizonans to quiltmaking and educates the public about quiltmaking, its history, and artisans. Diane Pitchford, Wanda Seale, and Willene Smith were the deserving AQG inductees. They joined Jeannie Coleman and Carol Zupancic of Quilt For a Cause in Tucson and Karen Lalo Tootsie, a Hopi quiltmaker and quilt teacher.

Diane’s contributions to quiltmaking included her service to AQG as President and Quilt Show Chair, her many awardwinning quilts, her teaching, and her certification as an NQA Certified Judge.

Wanda was recognized for her award-winning quilted garments and quilts, her service to several AQG chapters, and most assuredly her tireless dedication to the Arizona Centennial Quilt Project.

Willene is known across the state for her indefatigable devotion to the DPS Quilt Project, her service to AQG as President and founding two chapters, and serving on the founding board of the Hall of Fame.

Congratulations to these wonderful ladies! We are so proud of them.