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, 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.
2016 Seminar Location
Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center
60 E. 5th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
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 Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, Tempe Arizona. Rates are $129 per night. The group rate is offered 2 days prior and 2 days post Seminar, based on availablity. You can make a reservation by using the link https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=12318&Chain=5156&arrive=9/12/2016&depart=9/21/2016&adult=1&child=0&group=2TZ31X or by calling 1 (800) 547-8705. 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 25, 2016.
*It is important for all Seminar attendees to stay at our designated hotel in order for AQSG to meet the room block obligation. Unmet obligations mean significant costs to AQSG and eventually translate to the need for increasing registration fees.
AQSG proudly recognizes these Sponsors of Seminar 2016
- Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame
- Pete & Linda Claussen
- Marianne Fons in honor and recognition of Quilter Vonda Davis
- Friends of Mary Catherine Lamb
- The Robert & Ardis James Foundation
- Lone Star Quilt Study Group
- Midwest Fabric Study Group in honor of Jean Odom
- The Presidential Medallion Quilt Study Project and the Connecticut Quilt Study Days
- Professional Association of Appraisers - Quilted Textiles (PAAQT)
- Elizabeth Jill Wilson
Thank You to the 2016 Seminar Committee
Seminar Co-Chairs: Lenna DeMarco &
Welcome Event: Roberta Bowen & Sue Franklin
Study Centers: Amy Korn
Vendor Sale: Joy Swartz & Gail Van Horsen
Auctions: Mary Lucille & Shirley Weagant
Book Sale: Jan Hackett
Tours: Lenna DeMarco
Show and Tell: Roberta Bowen
Registration Desk: Carol Rich & Laura Stone
Special Quilt Exhibit: Peggy Hazard
Table Decorations: Roberta Bowen & Mary Lucille
Volunteers: Donna Wisnoski
Welcome Gift: Roberta Bowen
Call for Panel Paper Abstracts
Abstracts due February 1
AQSG will hold a panel paper session at Seminar, where participants can present their quilt-related research to fellow Seminar participants.
Up to two 90-minute panels will be offered, consisting of three 20-minute, peer-reviewed scholarly presentations.
For many academic disciplines, panal paper sessions are an important conference component, and are often the “norm” for disseminating research findings.
How Do I Participate?
- Submit a 250-word Abstract and CV by February 1 to Marybeth.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Abstracts will be reviewed by Panel Program Committee members in a double blind process (both submitters’ and reviewers’ names will be kept confidential from one another).
- Submitters will be notified of decision after peer-review is complete.
- More specific information will be available closer to the Seminar date.
Call for Poster Session Submissions
Poster Session at AQSG Seminar
Abstracts due May 1 each year
What Is A Poster Session?
- A poster session allows members to present their quilt-related research to fellow Seminar participants.
- A poster presentation is a focused display of a research question, literature review, research methods, and results.
- The AQSG poster session hosts multiple research presentations at the same time, and encourages conversation between presenter and audience in a relaxed, salon format.
- For many academic disciplines, poster sessions are an important conference component as many people can share their research in one time slot with interested attendees.
How Can I Participate?
- To be considered for the Poster Presentation Session, submit an Abstract by May 1 to Marybeth.email@example.com.
- Abstracts are 200-word “research snapshots” that describe briefly the research being undertaken.
- Abstracts will be reviewed and selected by members of the Publications Committee in a double blind process (both submitters’ and reviewers’ names will be kept confidential from one another).
- The amount of space available at the Seminar venue may affect the number of abstracts accepted.
I Still Have Questions About Research Posters…
For those unfamiliar with poster sessions, participants generally prepare a display consisting of a large poster or various sheets of information that can be pin-mounted onto a standing display board. Presenters may also have a PowerPoint slide show or videos on their laptop, collections of pertinent items, and handouts.
Save the Date
Seminar 2016 September 14-18 in Tempe, Arizona.
Seminar 2017 October 18-22 in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Seminar 2018 October 3-7 in Bethesda, Maryland.
For highlights from Seminar 2014, please click here.
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.