What is Seminar?

AQSG's feature event is our annual Seminar. Held in a new location every year, Seminar brings quilt enthusiasts and scholars together for a weekend engaged in quilt study. In addition to the presentation of research papers chosen for publication in Uncoverings and a renowned keynote speaker, Seminar offers pre-conference tours, roundtable discussions, study centers, and a poster session, all directed toward the interests of quilt lovers. Other events include a book signing featuring famous authors of quilt history; a live and silent auction of quilt treasures; show-and-tell of remarkable quilts, textiles and related items; an on-site quilt exhibition; and the sale of vintage quilts, textiles and sewing tools from member dealers all over the country.

Seminar presents the opportunity to view quilts from new perspectives, discuss aspects of women's and cultural history, learn the latest in documentation and research, as well as the chance to mingle with authors, quilters, teachers, and quilt community leaders. AQSG's Seminar guarantees a unique learning experience for everyone with a connection to quilts.

Seminar 2014 September 10-14 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Welcome to Wisconsin – land of friendly people, happy cows, good food, stunning scenery, and QUILTS! At this 35th Annual AQSG Seminar you will have a chance to see, study, and admire the textiles that define who we are and how we came to be a State of diverse cultures and interests.

Our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Beverly Gordon, teacher, author, designer will inspire us with a presentation on the important role of textiles during the American Civil War.

We are pleased to offer several interesting tours, some that highlight the glories of the past and some that celebrate the innovations of 20th century quilting. One thing you will notice is the accessibility of the Greater Milwaukee area. It doesn’t take too long to get to our tour destinations and we encourage the adventurers among you to take advantage of the many tourist opportunities.

We are very pleased that the layout of the Crowne Plaza will make it easy to take advantage of all the usual riches that Seminar has to offer – study centers, vendors, book sales, the auctions, show and tell and, most of all, the priceless networking opportunities that we treasure.

A block of guest rooms has been reserved at our Seminar site, the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Hotel. Rates are $99 per night. To make a reservation you can call (414) 764-5300. Mention that you are with the American Quilt Study Group Seminar when you book your room. 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 August 11, 2014.

AQSG proudly recognizes these Sponsors of Seminar 2014

Sponsors of Paper Presenters and Publication of Uncoverings

Keynote Sponsor

Seminar Hosts

Welcome Event Sponsors

For their generous support and underwriting of Seminar events our sincere appreciation goes to:

Thank You to the 2014 Seminar Committee

Seminar Co-Chairs: Jayne Steffens, Carol Butzke
Welcome Event: Sherry Branson, Dee Pitthan, Holly Scott
Auctions: Bonnie Eales Jensen, Laurie Magee, Allison Rainboth
Volunteers: Donna Wisnoski
Study Centers: Amy Korn
Roundtable Discussions: Lenna DeMarco
Vendor Sale: Lisa Erlandson
Book Sale: Ebie Morris, Anna Harkins
Hospitality Gift: Linda Halpin, Joey Mahieu
Tours: Valerie Davis
Registration Desk: Linda Honsberger
Show and Tell: Nancy Smith
Special Quilt Exhibit: Pat Barry, Maribeth Schmit

Save the Date

Seminar 2014 September 10-14 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Seminar 2015 September 9-13 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Seminar 2016 September 14-18 in Tempe, Arizona.

For highlights from Seminar 2013, please click here.
For highlights from Seminar 2012, please click here.
For highlights from Seminar 2011, please click here.
For highlights from Seminar 2010, please click here.
For highlights from Seminar 2009, please click here.
For highlights from Seminar 2008, please click here.