Quilt Show 2018 – Rock Around the Block: QUILTS – July 28-29, 2018

On July 28-29, 2018, GAAQG will hold its 15th Biennial Quilt Show, “Rock Around the Block: QUILTS” at the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College.  Every even-numbered year, GAAQG members create items to enter into this non-juried show.  Our show draws more than a thousand quilt enthusiasts from throughout southeast Michigan and beyond.  This dynamic show features 250-300 member-made entries hung in the main show and Special Exhibits; 25 vendors, door prizes generously donated by our quilt show vendors, and a Silent Auction. 

We celebrate the accomplishments of beginning and expert quilters alike.  With a membership of nearly 300, the broad range of styles and quilts reflects the diversity of our members and the broader quilt-making world.  You will see traditional quilts, art quilts, mixed media quilts; quilts intended to be loved enthusiastically by children or taken to college; quilts intended for family heirlooms or eventual purchase by collectors; hand and machine piecing, hand and machine quilting, hand and machine applique; commercial fabrics and hand dyed fabrics; commercial patterns and original designs from the maker herself – it’s all here for your enjoyment!

Special Exhibits:  Quilt Show 2018 is also continuing the celebration of the guild’s 30th anniversary, which took place in 2017, by displaying member entries in our “30 Something” challenge.   These unique designs were first unveiled at the end of our anniversary year and are open to the public for the first time here at the quilt show.  Other special exhibits display the products of challenges from 2 small groups of GAAQG members. The Creative Seasons Fiber Art Group is showing “Creative Whispers,” and the A2 Westside Challenge Group is displaying “Exploring Our Creativity in Quilting.”

Silent Auction:  Don’t miss a chance to own one or more of the beautiful and unique small quilted pieces from our Silent Auction.   The quilters who displayed their work in the show have graciously donated works of art as a fundraiser to help offset the cost of producing the show.  There will be unique items and separate bidding each day.  If you discover something you MUST HAVE, there is always the buy-it-now price, so you don’t have to wait ‘til the end of the auction!  Just like the larger show, these handcrafted items reflect the wonderful diversity of styles and techniques of our members.

We ROCK Quilts!