Friday, September 28

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Out of the Drawer Quilts, Debbie and Larry Bennett

From Tee Shirt to Treasure – Creating memory quilts from tee shirts.

Deb began making these quilts as a stress reliever, eventually growing the business from making quilts for friends to the business it is today. Deb and Larry’s product is a quilt that you will enjoy for keeping you warm and bringing back those memories for years to come.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Quilters Treasures, Bobbie and Joel Bergquist

Applique for Cheaters – learn how to piece, stitch, and quilt applique simultaneously.

Bobbie & Joel Bergquist are husband and wife quilt makers, manufacture & educators, who strive to keep things simple, quick and fun.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Quilt Judging Explained, Kathryn Zimmerman

Kathryn explains the judging process and the specific details that interest the judges.

Kathryn is a candidate in training with the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges and an AQG member. She is a competition quilter whose awards include three Best of Show and two Viewers Choice as well as being an AQS winner. Her quilt “Dogwood Winter” is winner of the Machine Quilting Award at the 2017 Asheville Quilt Show.




Saturday, September 29

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Designer Divas Folkwear Challenge – a sharing of projects narrated by Molly Hamilton of FOLKWEAR patterns.

Designer Divas is a group of experienced seamstresses, as well as AQG members, whose focus is on designing and making wearable art sharing ideas and techniques.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Quilt as You Go, Bobbie and Joel Bergquist

A perfect way to create large quilted projects easily.

Bobbie and Joel Bergquist are husband and wife quilt makers, manufacture & educators, who strive to keep things simple, quick and fun.


12:45pm – 1:30 pm

Quilting During the Civil War, Connie and Ken Gleason

A display of reproduction quilts and historical discussion of the impact, importance, and use of quilts during the Civil War and appearing in full period costume.

Married 40 years, Connie and Ken both quilt. Ken began making quilts after becoming a Civil War re-enactor. Ken is a retired US history teacher who is also quilt appraiser. Ken and Connie are both active storytellers as well.



2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Needles and Threads, Karen Mayne

Making the best thread and needle choices for your projects.

Karen is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild since 1983 in the fiber/fabric category. Her work appears in books published by Lark Publishing. She has a commissioned piece in the White House permanent collection. Karen also enjoys gardening, cooking, and family time.



Sunday, September 30

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Back in Balance Chiropractic, Dr. Nicole Lindsey,

Your Perfect Posture – strengthen your health! How to improve/maintain your posture and straighten your spine.

Dr. Nicole has been living and practicing in South Asheville since 2001. Dr. Nicole takes an overall health approach to aiding patients to attain a balanced well being.


2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Featherweight 101, Helen Pittman 

Maintainance and care for the vintage Singer 221 and Singer 301.

Helen is an AQG member whose passion in vintage Singer machines always ready to discuss the best treatment for the old girls.