American Quilter’s Society Awards over $50,000 to Contest Winners at AQS QuiltWeek® in Lancaster, PA

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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® – Lancaster, PA. The Lancaster AQS QuiltWeek® event will run from March 21 to March 24 at the Lancaster County Convention Center.

TURKISH TREASURES, Pat Holly, Ann Arbor, MI

These winning quilts will astound the 15,000 quilters expected to visit AQS QuiltWeek in Lancaster this week.

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® – Lancaster, PA. The Lancaster AQS QuiltWeek® event will run from March 21 to March 24 at the Lancaster County Convention Center, 25 South Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603.

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 twenty two different states and six countries.
These winning quilts will astound the 15,000 quilters expected to visit AQS QuiltWeek in Lancaster this week:

Best of Show Award
#115    TURKISH TREASURES, Pat Holly, Ann Arbor, MI

Best Wall Quilt Award
#611    ROOTS AND BRANCHES, Christina McCann, Depoe Bay, OR

Best Use of Color Award
#108    CELEBRATION #2, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Port Townsend, WA

Best Original Design Award
#425    THREE THIEVING CROWS, Gayle Pulley, Eatonville, WA

Best Hand Workmanship Award
#306    FANTASTIC!, Junko Fujiwara, Narashino, Chiba, Japan

Best Stationary Machine Workmanship Award
#131    GARDEN VARIETY SAMPLER, Janet Stone, Overland Park, KS

Best Movable Machine Workmanship Award
#208    TAKING THE UNMAPPED ROAD, Margaret Solomon Gunn, Gorham, ME

Large Quilts – Stationary Machine Quilted
First        #123    GOD GRANT ME, Susan Paceley, Corvallis, MT
Second        #119    PALEO PUZZLE, Kimberly Lacy, Colorado Springs, CO
Third        #118    PEAR DROPS, Cheryl Kerestes, Wyoming, PA
Hon. Mention     #127    WHEN CRAYONS EXPLODE, Jennifer Rose, Lino Lakes, MN

Large Quilts – Movable Machine Quilted
First        #239    STAR OF INDIA, Kris Vierra, Lincoln, NE
Second        #209    WONDERLAND, Renae Haddadin and Karen Kay Buckley, Sandy, UT
Third        #202    CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA, Marilyn Badger, St. George, UT
Hon. Mention    #232    THE FRAME QUILT, Linda Simons, Roswell, GA

Hand Quilted Quilts
First        #305    ESFAHAN, Megan Farkas, Sanbornton, NH
Second        #317    CONTENTMENT—A 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, Teresa Yielding Rawson, Tuscumbia, AL
Third        #308    BALTIMORE ALBUM, Peggy Green, Sparta, TN
Hon. Mention    #320    HAWAIIAN IMPROV, Cheryl L. See, Winchester, VA

Wall Quilts – Stationary Machine Quilted
First        #405    MY RHODIE, Andrea Brokenshire, Round Rock, TX
Second        #403    COLOURFUL DREAM, Lise Belanger, Trois-Pistoles, Quebec, Canada
Third        #418    SUWON HWASUNG, Mikyung Jang, Seoul, South Korea
Hon. Mention    #434    NEARLY A 9 PATCH, Laura Welklin, Noblesville, IN

Wall Quilts – Movable Machine Quilted
First        #517    FIRELIGHT PEONY, Barbara Persing, Frederick, PA
Second        #504    BLACK PEARL, Aline Bugarin and Natasha Bugarin, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Third        #503    JUST RUFFLING SOME FEATHERS, Gina Boone, Yadkinville, NC
Hon. Mention    #514    AURORA BOREALIS, Peggy Marquardt, Rhinelander, WI

Wall Quilts – Landscape
First        #602    THE END OF A SEASON, Jan Berg-Rezmer, Gladwin, MI
Second        #605    DAVID CUTTING STUMPS, Mary Haukom, Colorado Springs, CO
Third        #609    CATARACT FALLS, Betty W. Kaliszak, Sevierville, TN
Hon. Mention    #601    I SPY A MOUSE, Cristina Arcenegui Bono, Alcalá de Guadaíra, Spain

Wall Quilts – 1st Entry in an AQS Lancaster Quilt Contest
First        #723    PLAYING WELL TOGETHER, A MODERN SAMPLER, Jackie Nixon-Fulton, Paradise, TX
Second        #724    THE ELEPHANT IN THE QUILT ROOM, Elizabeth Owens, Defuniak Springs, FL
Third        #726    WALL OF SOUND, Maria Shell, Anchorage, AK
Hon. Mention    #728    SAW WHET OWL, Yvette Sullivan, Lasalle, Ontario, Canada

All of the winning quilts, as well as those of the semifinalists, will be on display at the Lancaster County Convention 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 close to 35 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 on the American Quilter’s Society, please visit http://www.americanquilter.com or call 1-270-898-7903.

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