Paducah, Kentucky (PRWEB) April 22, 2015
American Quilter’s Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, is pleased to announce the winners of the AQS Quilt Contest. A total of $125,000 in prizes will be awarded to the winners at AQS QuiltWeek® - Paducah, KY, taking place from April 22 - 25 at the Paducah McCracken County Convention & Expo Center, 415 Park Avenue, Paducah, KY 42001.
As part of the American Quilter’s Society’s celebration of quilting excellence, the contest recognizes the skill and creativity of today’s quilt makers. Entries in this international contest come from around the world– including all 50 states and 12 countries.
This year, quilts from 26 states and 8 countries have won awards at the contest. These winning quilts will astound the 30,000 quilters expected to visit AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah, KY.
A highlight of the top honors are:
Janome America, Inc. Best of Show
#202 MAJESTIC MOSAIC, Karen Kay Buckley and Renae Haddadin, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
AQS Best Hand Workmanship Award
#418 THANK YOU! GRATITUDE, Akiko Matsumura, Iida, Nagano, Japan
BERNINA of America, Inc. Best Home Machine Workmanship Award
#715 RICKY AND LUCY, Nancy Sterett Martin and Karen Sistek, Owensboro, Kentucky
APQS Best Longarm Machine Workmanship Award
#621 NOSTALGIA, Gina Perkes, Payson, Arizona
Moda Fabrics Best Wall Quilt Award
#1321 CHASING BUBBLES, Hiroko Miyama and Masanobu Miyama, Chofu, Tokyo, Japan
Coats & Clark Best Wall Hand Workmanship Award
#1010 INDIAN WHIMSY, Deborah Kemball, Baie D Urfe, Quebec, Canada
Brother International Corporation Best Wall Home Machine Workmanship Award
#1301 ROBBER’S ROOST, Joanne Baeth, Bonanza, Oregon
Handi Quilter Best Wall Longarm Machine Workmanship Award
#1214 OCTOBER SKY, Bethanne Nemesh, Allentown, Pennsylvania
A1 Quilting Machines Best Miniature Quilt Award
#1616 ITSY BITSY STRIPSY, Mary Kay Mouton, Milledgeville, Georgia
TinLizzie18 Judge’s Recognition Award – Melinda Bula
#1305 GOLDEN TEMPLE OF THE GOOD GIRLS, Susan Carlson, Harpswell, Maine
TinLizzie18 Judge’s Recognition Award – Scott Murkin
#417 TEA TIME, Yumiko Mandai, Mastusaka Mieken, Mie, Japan
TinLizzie18 Judge’s Recognition Award - Donna Wilder
#1312 CANOLA FIELDS, Leah Gravells, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
All of the winning quilts, as well as the semi-finalist works, will be on display in Quilt City USA® at the Paducah McCracken County Expo & Convention Center. Hours are Wednesday, April 22, through Friday, April 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, April 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. Admission to AQS QuiltWeek includes access to all special exhibits and the merchant mall. Additional information can be found at QuiltWeek.com
About the American Quilter’s Society
The American Quilter’s Society is the largest quilting membership organization in the world. For more than 30 years, AQS has been the leading voice in quilting inspiration and advice through a broad suite of products-magazines, books, live events, contests, education, 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 americanquilter.com or call 1-270-898-7903.