$125,000 Awarded to AQS Contest Winners at AQS QuiltWeek–Spring Paducah, KY

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AQS QuiltWeek®–Spring Paducah, opening April 26, 2017, features approximately 700 quilts from around the world. The high point of the show recognizes the artistry of today’s quiltmakers as over 400 quilters in the AQS Quilt Contest compete for $125,000 in cash awards.

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EWE ARE MY SUNSHINE, Janet Stone, Overland Park, KS

AQS QuiltWeek®–Spring Paducah, opening April 26, 2017, features approximately 700 quilts from around the world. The high point of the show recognizes the artistry of today’s quiltmakers as over 400 quilters in the AQS Quilt Contest compete for $125,000 in cash awards. Quilts in this international contest and exhibition come from around the world, with entries from 47 states and 15 countries. The winners of this year’s contest have just been selected.

Each of this year’s winners share a part of the $125,000 in cash prizes. Quilts from 27 states and 9 countries have won awards at this year’s contest. These winning quilts will astound the 30,000 quilters expected to visit AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah, KY, April 26 – 29, 2017.

A highlight of the top honors are:                            

Janome America Best of Show                
#519    EWE ARE MY SUNSHINE, Janet Stone, Overland Park, KS

AQS Best Hand Workmanship Award                
#409    GOLD—WEDDING, Tamie Hashida, Yachiyo, Chiba, Japan

BERNINA of America Best Stationary Machine Workmanship Award            
#706    CAPTIVATED BY NATURE, Olga Gonzalez-Angulo, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Spain

APQS Best Movable Machine Workmanship Award                
#209    MOONFLOWER, Molly Y. Hamilton-McNally, Tehachapi, CA

Robert Kaufman Fabrics Best Wall Award                
#1332    SILK ROAD SAMPLER, Melissa Sobotka, Richardson, TX

Coats & Clark Best Wall Hand Workmanship Award                
#1010    AGUA CLARA (CLEAR WATER), Lucia Souza, São Vicente, São Paulo, Brazil

Brother International Corporation Best Wall Stationary Machine Workmanship Award
#1101    COUNTRY ROADS, Joanne Baeth, Bonanza, OR

Handi Quilter Best Wall Movable Machine Workmanship Award
#1203    THE NAVIGATOR’S STAR, Aline Bugarin and Natasha Bugarin, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

A1 Quilting Machines Best Miniature Quilt Award                
#1616    WEARABLE ART, Philippa Naylor, Beverley East Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Quilt EZ Judges’ Recognition Award – Katie Pasquini Masopust
#222    BUBBLE WRAP, Stephanie Zacharer Ruyle, Denver, CO

Quilt EZ Judges’ Recognition Award – Paula Nadelstern        
#421    OVER THE WAVES, Setsuko Matsushima, Shiga, Shiga, Japan

Quilt EZ Judges’ Recognition Award – Sue Nickels                
#505    FUSION STAR, Pat Delaney, Abington, MA        

There’s still time to come see all the winners, as well as approximately 700 quilts on display in Quilt City USA®. Admission to AQS QuiltWeek can be purchased at the Schroeder Expo Center and includes access to all special exhibitions and the Merchant Mall. Hours are Wednesday, April 26, through Friday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.

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. At AQS, we believe that with the proper resources, the creative individual can take their quilting projects beyond what they can imagine. For more information about the American Quilter’s Society, please visit http://www.americanquilter.com or call 1-270-898-7903.
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