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.

FLEUR DE GLACE, Colette Dumont, Saint-Romain, Quebec, Canada

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 28 to March 3 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 eight countries. These winning quilts will astound the 15,000 quilters expected to visit AQS QuiltWeek in Daytona Beach this week:

Best of Show Award
#109    FLEUR DE GLACE, Colette Dumont, Saint-Romain, Quebec, Canada

Best Wall Quilt Award
#506    BLACK PEARL, Aline Bugarin and Natasha Bugarin, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

Best Use of Color Award
#313    BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH, Audra Rasnake, Meadowview, VA

Best Original Design Award
#601    MAJESTIC FLIGHT, Joanne Baeth, Bonanza, OR

Best Hand Workmanship Award
#314    AZTEC SUNSET, Linda Roy, Knoxville, TN

Best Stationary Machine Workmanship Award
#107    HARVEST HOME, Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga, Kollumerzwaag, Friesland, Netherlands

Best Movable Machine Workmanship Award
#227    FRACTAL, Claudia Pfeil, Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Large Quilts – Stationary Machine Quilted
First        #118    PEAR DROPS, Cheryl Kerestes, Wyoming, PA
Second        #117    DECONSTRUCTED DOILIES, Kat Jones, Chigwell, Tasmania, Australia
Third        #111    CAPTIVATED BY NATURE, Olga Gonzalez-Angulo, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Spain
Hon. Mention    #119    PALEO PUZZLE, Kimberly Lacy, Colorado Springs, CO

Large Quilts – Movable Machine Quilted
First        #212    TAKING THE UNMAPPED ROAD, Margaret Solomon Gunn, Gorham, ME
Second        #221    STARBURST, Peggy Marquardt, Rhinelander, WI
Third        #213    MOONFLOWER, Molly Y. Hamilton-McNally, Tehachapi, CA
Hon. Mention    #223    YOU KNOW WHAT?, Hiroko Miyama, Azumino, Nagano, Japan

Hand Quilted Quilts
First        #310    THREADS OF FRIENDSHIP (CAROL’S GIFT), Barbara Korengold, Chevy Chase, MD
Second        #304    ESFAHAN, Megan Farkas, Sanbornton, NH
Third        #315    HAWAIIAN IMPROV, Cheryl L. See, Winchester, VA
Hon. Mention    #305    FANTASTIC!, Junko Fujiwara, Narashino City, Chiba, Japan

Wall Quilts – Stationary Machine Quilted
First        #429    NEARLY A 9 PATCH, Laura Welklin, Noblesville, IN
Second        #402    TICKLED PINK, Deb Crine, Marco Island, FL
Third        #423    JUST AROUND THE CORNER, Beth Schillig, Gahanna, OH
Hon. Mention    #418    BEST OF THE NORTHWEST, Kathy McNeil, Tulalip, WA

Wall Quilts – Movable Machine Quilted
First        #509    A FLIGHT OF FANCY, Robyn Cuthbertson, Lower Plenty, Victoria, Australia
Second        #516    AURORA BOREALIS, Peggy Marquardt, Rhinelander, WI
Third        #515    GODS EYE, Karen Marchetti, Port St. Lucie, FL
Hon. Mention    #518    HIGH FLYING, Patti Sandage, Middleton, TN

Wall Quilts – Pictorial
First        #615    OR-7, Christina McCann, Depoe Bay, OR
Second        #623    THREE THIEVING CROWS, Gayle Pulley, Eatonville, WA
Third        #608    I MUST GO DOWN TO THE SEA AGAIN, Leah Gravells, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Hon. Mention    #620    THE ARC, Betty Kent New, Stilwell, OK

Wall Quilts – 1st Entry in an AQS Daytona Beach Quilt Contest
First        #708    ENDANGERED—THE LEMUR’S TALE, Maria Ferri Cousins, Great River, NY
Second        #709    REFLECTIONS IN BLUE, Robyn Cuthbertson, Lower Plenty, Victoria, Australia
Third        #728    CONTENTMENT—A 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, Teresa Yielding Rawson, Tuscumbia, AL
Hon. Mention    #721    DAYS END, Peggy Marquardt, Rhinelander, WI

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. 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 more than 30 years, AQS has been the leading voice in quilting inspiration and advice, through a broad suite of products— live events, contests, workshops, online classes and networks, magazines, books, 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. For more information on the American Quilter’s Society, please visit http://www.americanquilter.com or call 270-898-7903.

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