This year’s winners come from three different countries and nineteen different states, with the Best Modern Quilt Award going to winners from the host city of Des Moines, IA.
Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) October 01, 2014
American Quilter’s Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, is pleased to announce the winners of the AQS Quilt Contest. Over $50,000 in prizes will be awarded to the winners at AQS QuiltWeek® - Des Moines, IA, taking place from October 1 to October 4, at the Iowa Events Center, 730 Third Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.
As part of the American Quilter’s Society’s celebration of quilting excellence, the contest recognizes the skill and creativity of today’s quiltmakers, as artists compete in the AQS Quilt Contest for more than $50,000 in cash awards. Entries come from around the world to compete in 13 different categories.
This year’s winners come from three different countries and nineteen different states, with the Best Modern Quilt Award going to winners from the host city of Des Moines, IA. These winning quilts will astound the 15,000 quilters expected to visit AQS QuiltWeek® in Des Moines, Iowa, this week.
The AQS Quilt Contest Prize Winners are as follows:
Best of Show Award
#205 ISABELLE, Kathi Carter, Vineyard, Utah
Best Wall Quilt Award
#511 ZEN GARDEN, Margaret Solomon Gunn, Gorham, Maine
Best Bed Quilt Award
#104 TULIP SERENADE, Barbara Clem, Rockford, Illinois
Best Hand Workmanship Award
#113 HERALDS OF SPRING, Joann Webb, Grain Valley, Missouri
Best Home Machine Workmanship Award
#450 NO L, Janet Stone, Overland Park, Kansas
Best Longarm/Midarm Machine Workmanship Award
#210 BIG BERTHA, Margaret Solomon Gunn, Gorham, Maine
Best Modern Quilt Award
#603 DIAMOND DUST, Doris Brunnette and Trina Kirkvold, Des Moines, Iowa
Bed Quilts – Hand Quilted
First #111 FOR MOM, GRAMS & SAM, Terri Stephens, Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
Second #112 THE FABRIC OF OUR LIVES, Leslie Stevenson & Anne Haussmann, Lakeland, Florida
Third #114 EMILY MUNROE, Karen Woten, Ottumwa, Iowa
Hon. Mention #103 GIVE IT A WHIRL, GIRL, L. Jean Clark, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
Bed Quilts –Machine Quilted
First #225 DRESDEN’S DILEMMA, Deborah Poole & Sharon Del Pino, Shelley, Idaho
Second #236 THE COTHEALS AT HOME, Mayleen Vinson, Haysville, Kansas
Third #207 VESTMENTS, Mary Chalmers, Willmar, Minnesota
Hon. Mention #215 PORTLAND ROSE, Linda Hrcka & Lisa Bongean, Homer, Michigan
Wall Quilts – Hand Quilted
First #305 DREAMTIME, Antonia Hering, Hoorn Holland, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Second #321 LANDSCAPE, Susan E. Ziel, Ocala, Florida
Third #316 WINDBLOWN, Linda M. Roy, Knoxville, Tennessee
Hon. Mention #314 NO BAKE APPLIQUÉ, Wendy Caton Reed, Bath, Maine
Wall Quilts – Home Machine Quilted
First #410 POOR AND RICH, Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga, Kollumerzwaag, Friesland, Netherlands
Second #402 FEATHERS AND FARMS, Joanne Baeth, Bonanza, Oregon
Third #420 ADAGIO, Dianne S. Hire & Pat LaPierre, Northport, Maine
Hon. Mention #447 WANDERING ‘ROUND MY WORLD, Beth Schillig, Columbus, Ohio
Wall Quilts – Longarm/Midarm Machine Quilted
First #519 ALL TOGETHER, Hiroko Miyama & Masanobu Miyama, Chofu City, Tokyo, Japan
Second #531 ROSES FOR KATRINA, Gail H. Smith, North Barrington, Illinois
Third #526 MILLEFIORI, Sherry Rogers-Harrison, Normandy Park, Washington
Hon. Mention #521 THE SHELL COLLECTOR, Bethanne Nemesh, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Wall Quilts – Modern
First #617 MODERN MEDALLION, Rebecca Smith, Rapid City, South Dakota
Second #608 HONEY, WHAT COLOR?, Jeri Fickes, Wooster, Ohio
Third #607 FIRE AND ICE, Kimberly Einmo & Judi Madsen, Manassas, Virginia
Hon. Mention #611 WELCOME TO COLORFUL COLORADO, Katie Larson, Kansas City, Kansas
All of the winning quilts, as well as the semi-finalist works, will be on display at Iowa Events Center for the remainder of the week. In addition, AQS QuiltWeek® will be hosting a number of other special exhibits, workshops with some of the top talent in the quilt industry, and an extensive merchant mall comprised of both local and national vendors.
QuiltWeek® is open to the public. Admission to AQS QuiltWeek® is $14 per day and tickets can be purchased at the door. Multi-day tickets are available. Hours are Wednesday, October 1 through Friday, October 3, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, October 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ticket and additional information can be found at QuiltWeek.com or by calling 1-270-898-7903.
About the American Quilter’s Society
The American Quilter’s Society is the largest quilting membership organization in the world. For 30 years, AQS has been the leading voice in quilting inspiration and advice, through a broad suite of products—magazines, books, live events, contests, workshops, online networks, patterns, fabric, and catalogs. At AQS, we believe that with inspiration and advice, the creatively-minded individual can take their quilting projects beyond what even they had imagined. The leading authors in quilting choose to publish with AQS; the best in quilt artistry select AQS events to display their work; the newest quilters learn from the knowledge and inspiration of AQS members. For more information on the American Quilter’s Society, please visit http://www.americanquilter.com or call 1-270-898-7903.