Over $50,000 in prizes will be awarded to the winners at AQS QuiltWeek® - Des Moines, IA, taking place from October 5 to October 8 at the Iowa Events Center, 730 Third Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.
Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) October 05, 2016
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® - Des Moines, IA, taking place from October 5 to October 8 at the Iowa Events Center, 730 Third Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.
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 14 different categories. This year’s winners come from twenty-two different states and three different countries.
These winning quilts will astound the 12,000 quilters expected to visit AQS QuiltWeek in Des Moines this week.
Best of Show Award
#520 THE PAISLEY PEACOCK, Bethanne Nemesh, Allentown, PA
Best Wall Quilt Award
#521 WICKEDLY GREEN, Deborah Poole, Shelley, ID
Best Use of Color Award
#708 TECHNICOLOR DECO, Shirley Gisi, Colorado Springs, CO
Best Original Design Award
#120 EWE ARE MY SUNSHINE, Janet Stone, Overland Park, KS
Best Hand Workmanship Award
#312 MY SWEET HOUSE WITH KIRARA, Ayako Kawakami, Chiba, Japan
Best Home Machine Workmanship Award
#113 MANOR HOUSE CATS, Cheryl Kerestes, Wyoming, PA
Best Longarm Machine Workmanship Award
#255 A QUILTER’S GARDEN, Kristin Vierra, Lincoln, NE
Large Quilts – Home Machine Quilted
First #119 BLUE PLATE SPECIAL, Susan Stewart, Pittsburg, KS
Second #104 VICTORY, Colette Dumont, Saint-Romain, Quebec, Canada
Third #115 WHY NOT?, Angela Petrocelli, Prescott Valley, AZ
Hon. Mention #101 THE WHOLE IS GREATER THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS, Cassandra Ireland Beaver, Urbana, OH
Large Quilts – Longarm Machine Quilted
First #215 SUNBURST, Sherry Durbin, Burnsville, NC
Second #204 NIGHTHAWK, Marilyn Badger and Claudia Clark Myers, St. George, UT
Third #212 LONG WINTER FLOWER BASKET SAMPLER, Eileen Daniels, Brodhead, WI
Hon. Mention #228 PLATES ON LACE NAPKINS, Dawn Larsen, Libertyville, IL
Hand Quilted Quilts
First #321 SHELLABRATION, Christine Wickert, Penfield, NY
Second #305 SPRING DANCE, Barbara Clem, Rockford, IL
Third #311 SUMMER’S SONNET, Jane Holihan, Walworth, NY
Hon. Mention #313 MACKINTOSH ROSE, Tim Latimer, Lansing, MI
Wall Quilts – Home Machine Quilted
First #406 A PASSION FOR PURPLE, Andrea Brokenshire, Round Rock, TX
Second #402 SUMMER LAKE SANDHILLS, Joanne Baeth, Bonanza, OR
Third #419 YELLOW SKY, Shirley Gisi, Colorado Springs, CO
Hon. Mention #446 THE LOTUS POND, Karen Turnbull, Laguna Niguel, CA
Wall Quilts – Longarm Machine Quilted
First #532 OTARU WINTER, Cynthia L. Vogt, Kennewick, WA
Second #501 LANGUID IN CAIRO, Anne Armour, Jackson, TN
Third #514 INSPIRED BY ALICE, Marilyn Lidstrom Larson, Willow City, ND
Hon. Mention #505 HALLOWEEN BALTIMORE, Karen Brandt, Banning, CA
Wall Quilts – Youth (ages 10-20, as of June 5, 2016)
First #602 MY CHURN DASH, Cameron Tiefenthaler, Mechanicsburg, OH
Second #601 DISAPPEARING 9 PATCH, Megan Selman, Columbus, MS
Wall Quilts – Fiber Art
First #717 CRAIG’S POND, Christina McCann, Depoe Bay, OR
Second #722 BIRDS EYE VIEW, Carole Rossi, Aptos, CA
Third #707 REDBUD, Jill Fisher, Iowa City, IA
Hon. Mention #714 GOLF WITH YOUR BFF, Loretta Kovar Keil, St. Louis, MO
All of the winning quilts, as well as the semifinalist works, will be on display at the Iowa Events Center for the remainder of the week. 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 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is open to the public. 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 33 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.