American Quilter’s Society Awards over $50,000 to Contest Winners at AQS QuiltWeek® in Daytona Beach, FL

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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® – Daytona Beach, FL.

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FERN RISING, Claudia Pfeil, Krefeld, Germany

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® – Daytona Beach, FL. The Daytona Beach AQS QuiltWeek® event will run from February 24 to February 27 at the Ocean Center, 101 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118.

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 the contest. This year’s winners come from seventeen different states and three countries.

These winning quilts will astound the 15,000 quilters expected to visit AQS QuiltWeek in Daytona Beach this week:

Best of Show Award
#720    FERN RISING, Claudia Pfeil, Krefeld, Germany

Best Wall Quilt Award
#705    KENOPHOBIA, Robbi Joy Eklow, Third Lake, IL

Best Use of Color Award
#314    BEN’S MIDNIGHT GARDEN, Barbara Korengold, Chevy Chase, MD

Best Original Design Award
#201    ARANDANO, Marilyn Badger, St. George, UT

Best Hand Workmanship Award
#305    FLOURISH ON THE VINE, Donna Douglass, Apollo Beach, FL

Best Home Machine Workmanship Award
#402    A PASSION FOR PURPLE, Andrea Brokenshire, Round Rock, TX

Best Longarm Machine Workmanship Award
#210    BOUQUET ROYALE, Margaret Solomon Gunn, Gorham, ME

Large Quilts – Home Machine Quilted
First        #117    BLUE PLATE SPECIAL, Susan Stewart, Pittsburg, KS
Second        #112    WHY NOT?, Angela Petrocelli, Prescott Valley, AZ
Third        #105    AD LIBBING, Lora Douglas and Linda Hungerford, Hampton, FL
Hon. Mention    #113    MAGICAL MOMENTS IN TIME, Lois Podolny, Tucson, AZ

Large Quilts – Longarm Machine Quilted
First        #224    PARADOX, Claudia Pfeil, Krefeld, Germany
Second        #233    SARAH’S REVIVAL IN BLUE, Gail H. Smith and Karen C. McTavish, North Barrington, IL
Third        #236    MY BRUNETTE WHIG, Gail Stepanek and Jan Hutchison, New Lenox, IL
Hon. Mention    #220    BOHEMIAN, Judi Madsen, St. George, UT

Hand Quilted Quilts
First        #318    MELINOPHAN, Andrea Stracke, Groß Niendorf, Germany
Second        #311    LADIES OF THE SEA, Peggy Green, Sparta, TN
Third        #313    PROUD PEACOCK, Antonia Hering, Hoorn Holland, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Hon. Mention    #304    SPRING DANCE, Barbara Clem, Rockford, IL

Wall Quilts – Home Machine Quilted    
First        #435    HARMONY’S LOOP, Suzy Webster, Apple Valley, MN
Second        #431    CAPTAIN KIMO, Nancy Sterett Martin, Owensboro, KY
Third        #419    BLOOMIN’ CONCERT, Sharon Murphy and Georgianne Kandler, Seattle, WA
Hon. Mention    #423    СПАСИБО, НАТАЛЬЯ! (THANK YOU, NATALIA!), Elaine Wick Poplin, Huntsville, AL

Wall Quilts – Longarm Machine Quilted
First        #512    OCTOBER SKY, Bethanne Nemesh, Allentown, PA
Second        #505    AUTUMN’S SURRENDER, Margaret Solomon Gunn, Gorham, ME
Third        #514    SEWING SEEDS OF HOPE, Bonnie Rhoby, Middleville, MI
Hon. Mention    #501    KIKU, Sandy Clark, Fresno, CA

Wall Quilts – Pictorial
First        #622    HIGH COUNTRY COLORS, Kathy McNeil, Tulalip, WA
Second        #603    DAZZLING DAHLIA, Andrea Brokenshire, Round Rock, TX
Third        #628    WHEN THE ASPENS TURN, Cindy Seitz-Krug, Overgaard, AZ
Hon. Mention    #606    WOMEN OF THE DESERT, Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga, Kollumerzwaag, Friesland, Netherlands

Wall Quilts – Innovative/Art    
First        #722    REALLY “WILD” FLOWERS! THIRD SEASON, Sharon L. Schlotzhauer, Monument, CO
Second        #728    RED TEMPLES, Karen Turnbull, Laguna Niguel, CA
Third        #719    PEEKING IN, Anne-Marie Miro, Louisville, KY
Hon. Mention    #717    REFLECTIONS, Kathy McNeil, Tulalip, WA

All of the winning quilts, as well as those of the semifinalists, will be on display at the Ocean Center from Wednesday through Saturday. 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.

Admission to AQS QuiltWeek is $14 per day and tickets can be purchased at the door. Multi-day tickets are available. Hours are Wednesday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is open to the public. Ticket and additional information can be found at 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 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, 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 or call 270-898-7903.

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