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Quilt Festivals & Shows

Wed, 27 Sept


Des Moines

AQS QuiltWeek, Des Moines, Iowa, USA

AQS QuiltWeek, Des Moines- organised by AQS(American Quilter's Society) will begin on 27 Sep 2023

AQS QuiltWeek, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
AQS QuiltWeek, Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Time & Location

27 Sept 2023, 10:00 am GMT-4 – 30 Sept 2023, 4:00 pm GMT-4

Des Moines, 730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA

About the Event


1-Day fee is at $12.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members. A one time processing fee of $5 per person will be charged for all.

Children 12 and under who are accompanied by an adult will have free entry


The Quilt contest is expected to display a wide variety of techniques that quiltmakers around the world are using today. 

Contest is open now and registraion can be done here . Check the contest rules here.

Contest entry fee is $40 for Non-Members.

Entry deadline- May 2, 2023

In addition to the competition section there is a curated collection of

  • Baltimore Album Quilts – A New Generation will have quilts in traditional or innovative designs .
  • Graffiti Cherrywood Challenge - a 20" quilt using eight colors of Cherrywood Hand-dyed Fabrics 
  • Name That Tune
  • SAQA: Light the World- where artists explore how light creates and transforms their art


Online general registration begins June 27, 2023 and ends September 25, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

You can check the learning related updates here.


All Merchant Mall areas are open all regular show hours:

Wednesday though Friday, 9 am - 5 pm

Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm

More than 35 vendors have confirmed participation. Check the latest status here. 



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