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

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AQS QuiltWeek®–Spring Paducah, opening April 18, 2018, features close to 700 quilts from around the world. The high point of the show recognizes the artistry of today’s quiltmakers as more than 400 quilters in the AQS Quilt Contest compete for $125,000 in cash awards.

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AQS QuiltWeek®–Spring Paducah, opening April 18, 2018, features close to 700 quilts from around the world. The high point of the show recognizes the artistry of today’s quiltmakers as more than 400 quilters in the AQS Quilt Contest compete for $125,000 in cash awards. Entries in this international contest and exhibition come from around the world, with entries from 45 states and 14 countries. The winners of this year’s contest have just been selected:

2018 Award Winners, QuiltWeek®–Spring Paducah, Kentucky

Janome America Best of Show                
#512    TURKISH TREASURES, Pat Holly, Ann Arbor, MI

AQS Best Hand Workmanship Award                
#314    FOR THE WEDDING OF MY BELOVED DAUGHTER, Keiko Morihiro, Sanda, Hyogo, Japan

BERNINA of America Best Stationary Machine Workmanship Award            
#701    MAJESTIC FLIGHT, Joanne Baeth, Bonanza, OR

APQS Best Movable Machine Workmanship Award                
#630    STAR OF INDIA, Kris Vierra, Lincoln, NE

Hobbs Bonded Fibers Best Wall Award                
#1305    ENDANGERED—THE LEMUR’S TALE, Maria Ferri Cousins and SB Walsh, Great River, NY

Coats & Clark Best Wall Hand Workmanship Award                
#1009    SMALL HAPPY CRAZY QUILT, Aki Sakai, Hachiouji, Tokyo, Japan

Brother International Corporation Best Wall Stationary Machine Workmanship Award
#1316    OR-7, Christina McCann, Depoe Bay, OR

Handi Quilter Best Wall Movable Machine Workmanship Award
#1501    I SPY A MOUSE, Cristina Arcenegui Bono, Alcalá de Guadaíra, Spain

AccuQuilt Best Miniature Quilt Award                
#1618    MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Philippa Naylor, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Nancy Ann Sobel Award of Merit in Hand Quilting                
#417    BE HAPPY, Megumi Mizuno, Shiki, Saitama, Japan                

Quilt EZ Judges’ Recognition Award – Hollis Chatelain    
#514    HWASUNG FORTRESS: SUWON HWASUNG VERSION 2, Mikyung Jang, Seoul, South Korea

Quilt EZ Judges’ Recognition Award – Ricky Tims        
#1308    DADDY’S BOY, Kay Donges, Suches, GA

Quilt EZ Judges’ Recognition Award – Donna Wilder                
#432    HAPPY!, Masami Yoshihara, Chiba, Chiba, Japan            

LARGE QUILTS: Stationary Machine Quilted sponsored by Husqvarna Viking/Sew-A-Lot        
1ST    #106    PEAR DROPS, Cheryl Kerestes, Wyoming, PA
2ND    #102    MY TOWN & COUNTRY QUILT II, Shirley Guier, Houstonia, MO
3RD     #101    CELEBRATION #2, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Port Townsend, WA
HM    #110    RADIANT STARS, Nancy Simmons, Duncannon, PA

LARGE QUILTS: Movable Machine Quilted sponsored by TinLizzie18    
1ST    #214    FIRST FROST, Jan Hutchison, Sedgwick, KS
2ND    #224    MY CHECKERED PAST, Sherry Rogers-Harrison, Normandy Park, WA
3RD     #222    FUSION, Elaine Wick Poplin, Huntsville, AL
HM    #231    BELLE VENTESIMO, Christy Stephenson, Yardley, PA

LARGE QUILTS: 1st Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest sponsored by Gammill Quilting Machines
1ST    #309    BOUDINET CLAN, Anita Huber, New Lebanon, OH
2ND     #320    ZAINA’S STARBURST, Qurrat Thakur, Cedar Park, TX
3RD    #321    LOVE TO EMBROIDER, Linda D. Vaughan, Caldwell, WV
HM    #311    THANKS FRIENDS, Eriko Kubo, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

HAND QUILTED QUILTS: sponsored by Rotary Club of Paducah            
1ST    #402    BLOSSOMING INTO WARMTH AND BRIGHTNESS, Harumi Asada, Chitagun, Aichi, Japan
2ND    #423    RUFFLED, Linda Roy, Knoxville, TN
3RD     #404    FLOWER NEWS, Sachiko Chiba, Morioka, Iwate, Japan
HM    #408    WAKU WAKU DO DO DO! VITAMIN COLOR, Chiyoko Hattori, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan

WALL QUILTS: Stationary Machine Quilted sponsored by Baby Lock USA        
1ST    #524    OG, Karen K. Stone, Southlake, TX
2ND     #518    OLD DENIM SQUARE, Noriko Nozawa, Chiba, Chiba, Japan
3RD    #501    UNFURLING, Frieda Anderson, Elgin, IL
HM    #509    ART OF THE ANCIENT WORLD, Robin Gausebeck, Rockford, IL

WALL QUILTS: Movable Machine Quilted sponsored by Sizzix/Let’s Sew        
1ST    #601    CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA, Marilyn Badger, St. George, UT
3RD    #612    FLOWER BASKET, Joyce Hite and Patricia Hechler, Springboro, OH
HM    #610    SPELLS & POTIONS, Pam Hadfield, Laguna Niguel, CA

WALL QUILTS: Pictorial Quilts sponsored by Elna USA                
1ST    #714    BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN, Mariko Miwa, Musashino, Tokyo, Japan
2ND     #712    SEASONED WITH TIME, Karlyn Bue Lohrenz, Billings, MT
3RD    #715    YOU KNOW WHAT?, Hiroko Miyama, Azumino, Nagano, Japan
HM    #720    MONT SAINT-MICHEL MEMORIES, Linda S. Schmidt, Dublin, CA

WALL QUILTS: Modern Quilts sponsored by Statler by Gammill        
1ST    #810    MODERN MOVEMENT, Rachelle Denneny, Glenelg North, South Australia, Australia
2ND    #817    PELOTON, Valli Schiller, Naperville, IL
3RD     #820    NEW DIRECTIONS, Betsy Vinegrad, Short Hills, NJ
HM    #803    LATERAL ASCENSION, Cassandra Ireland Beaver, Urbana, OH

GROUP QUILTS: sponsored by ABM International                
1ST    #910    ICE FISHING VILLAGE, Les Amies du Quilt, Jonquiere, Quebec, Canada
2ND    #908    FOUR FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, Just Four Friends, Rosemount, MN
3RD     #919    ALONG THE FJORD: A SLICE OF NORWAY, Textile Explorers, Mesa, AZ
HM    #902    DIRECTION OPTIONAL, Beesewcial, Denver, CO

SMALL WALL QUILTS: Hand Quilted sponsored by Martelli Enterprises                
1ST    #1001    CRAYONS, Pam Beal, Mass City, MI
2ND     #1004    ENGLISH GARDEN, Nariko Kawashima, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
3RD    #1005    LAKESIDE REVERIE, Hallie O’Kelley, Tuscaloosa, AL
HM    #1012    QUINTET OF KLIMT, Marsha Walper, Tallahassee, FL

SMALL WALL QUILTS: Stationary Machine Quilted sponsored by Koala Cabinets        
1ST    #1115    BACK TO BALI, Karen Grover, Rockford, IL
2ND    #1119    DISCOVERY OF LANDSCAPE, Hyesook Kim, Busan, South Korea
3RD     #1141    NEARLY A 9 PATCH, Laura Welklin, Noblesville, IN
HM    #1110    A VISIT TO NANA’S ATTIC, Pat Delaney, Abington, MA

SMALL WALL QUILTS: Movable Machine Quilted sponsored by Juki America, Inc.
1ST    #1218    THE SALT MARSH NEAR FIRST ENCOUNTER BEACH—TUNING FORK #29, Heather Pregger, Fort Worth, TX
2ND    #1223    DOGWOOD WINTER, Kathryn Zimmerman, Mars Hill, NC
3RD     #1207    TOFFEE APPLE, Robyn Cuthbertson, Lower Plenty, Victoria, Australia
HM    #1203    BLACK PEARL, Aline Bugarin and Natasha Bugarin, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

SMALL WALL QUILTS: Pictorial sponsored by Pfaff/Sew-A-Lot                
1ST     #1302    THE END OF A SEASON, Jan Berg-Rezmer, Gladwin, MI
2ND    #1304    SAILING UNDER WATCHFUL EYES, Suzette Coppage, Bel Air, MD
3RD    #1328    QUILT HEAVEN: PADUCAH, KY, Karen Turnbull, Laguna Niguel, CA
HM    #1326    ALLY’S APPS, Pauline Salzman, Gulfport, FL

SMALL WALL QUILTS: 1st Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest sponsored by Horn of America/SewingMachine.com    
1ST    #1419    PLAYING WELL TOGETHER, A MODERN SAMPLER, Jackie Nixon-Fulton, Paradise, TX
2ND    #1404    KABOOM!, Tere D’Amato, Mashpee, MA
3RD     #1423    SQUAREBACK ANTHIAS, Kelly Spell, Hixson, TN
HM    #1410    HERE’S LOOKIN’ AT YOU, Wendy Knight, El Cajon, CA

SMALL WALL QUILTS: Quilter’s Choice sponsored by Superior Threads    
1ST    #1511    TERRA FIRMA, Mary Menzer, Virginia Beach, VA
2ND     #1516    JUST AROUND THE CORNER, Beth Schillig, Gahanna, OH
3RD    #1518    POLE DANCE, Claire Victor, Scottsdale, AZ
HM    #1513    LUMBERYARD, Lynne Pillus, Oroville, CA

MINIATURE QUILTS: Miniature sponsored by Flynn Quilt Frame Company                
1ST    #1623    FIREWORKS, Lucia Souza, São Vicente, São Paulo, Brazil
2ND    #1603    HADLOCK BROOK BRIDGE, Barbara Binotto, Island Falls, ME
3RD     #1619    STREAK OF LIGHTNING, Amy Pabst, Le Roy, WV
HM    #1609    DREAMTIME 2, Antonia Hering, Hoorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
HM    #1606    SUMMER DELIGHT, Cathy Erickson, Washougal, WA

This year’s winners share a part of the $125,000 in cash prizes. Quilts from 30 states and 8 other 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 18–21, 2018.

There’s still time to come see all the winners, as well as the nearly 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 18, through Friday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, April 21, 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 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 about the American Quilter’s Society, please visit http://www.americanquilter.com or call 1-270-898-7903.

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