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American Quilter's Society Awards $54,000 to Contest Winners at AQS QuiltWeek®–Grand Rapids, MI


American Quilter's Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, is pleased to announce the winners of the AQS Quilt Contest.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (PRWEB) August 22, 2018

American Quilter's Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, is pleased to announce the winners of the AQS Quilt Contest. $54,000 in prizes will be awarded to the winners at AQS QuiltWeek - Grand Rapids, MI, taking place from August 22 to August 25 at the DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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 $54,000 in cash awards. Entries come from around the world to compete in 14 different categories. This year's winners come from nineteen states and four different countries, with multiple prizewinners from the host state of Michigan.

These winning quilts will astound the 15,000 quilters expected to visit AQS QuiltWeek in Grand Rapids, this week:

Best of Show Award
#121    GARDEN VARIETY SAMPLER, Janet Stone, Overland Park, KS

Best Wall Quilt Award
#414    ARCHES, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Port Townsend, WA

Best Use of Color Award
#408    PINECONES, Lenore Crawford, Midland, MI

Best Original Design Award
#115    PALEO PUZZLE, Kimberly Lacy, Colorado Springs, CO

Best Hand Workmanship Award
#315    KIRARA'S GARDEN PARTY, Ayako Kawakami, Chiba, Japan

Best Stationary Machine Workmanship Award
#123    FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS, Kathy K. Wylie, Whitby, Ontario, Canada

Best Movable Machine Workmanship Award
#202    CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA, Marilyn Badger, St. George, UT

Large Quilts – Stationary Machine Quilted
First        #106    HARVEST HOME, Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga, Kollumerzwaag, Friesland, Netherlands
Second        #113    HWASUNG FORTRESS: SUWON HWASUNG VERSION 2, Mikyung Jang, Seoul, South Korea
Third        #114    PEAR DROPS, Cheryl Kerestes, Wyoming, PA
Hon. Mention #109    CELEBRATION #2, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Port Townsend, WA        

Large Quilts – Movable Machine Quilted
First        #227    WONDERLAND, Renae Haddadin and Karen Kay Buckley, Sandy, UT
Second        #232    FIRST FROST, Jan Hutchison, Sedgwick, KS
Third        #212    KABUKI SHOW, Sandy Clark, Fresno, CA
Hon. Mention    #263    BEES IN MY GARDEN, Zita Warmke, Grant, OK

Hand Quilted Quilts
First        #317    THREADS OF FRIENDSHIP (CAROL'S GIFT), Barbara Korengold, Chevy Chase, MD
Second        #306    FLOWER NEWS, Sachiko Chiba, Morioka, Iwate, Japan
Third        #309    ESFAHAN, Megan Farkas, Sanbornton, NH
Hon. Mention    #322    JOY IN THE JOURNEY, Lahala Phelps, Washington, UT

Wall Quilts – Stationary Machine Quilted
First        #405    COLOURFUL DREAM, Lise Bélanger, Trois-Pistoles, Quebec, Canada
Second        #403    FACES OF FOUR SEASONS, Joanne Baeth, Bonanza, OR
Third        #407    SPOOL, Amy W. Cavaness, Marseilles, IL
Hon. Mention    #431    WRECK OF THE POINT REYES, Sandra L. Mollon, Valley Springs, CA

Wall Quilts – Movable Machine Quilted
First        #538    MOMENT IN TIME, Laurie Tigner, Rapid City, SD
Second        #528    SONG OF SUMMER, Bethanne Nemesh, Allentown, PA
Third        #529    PLAYING WELL TOGETHER, A MODERN SAMPLER, Jackie Nixon-Fulton, Paradise, TX
Hon. Mention    #507    RED ROSEWORK, Michaela Byrne, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Wall Quilts – Modern
First        #627    STEREOTYPICAL, Jodi Robinson, Enon Valley, PA
Second        #625    VERTIGO, Elaine Wick Poplin, Huntsville, AL
Third        #601    LATERAL ASCENSION, Cassandra Ireland Beaver, Urbana, OH
Hon. Mention    #632    TRANQUILITY, Kristin Shields, Bend, OR

The Ultimate Guild Challenge
First        #705    SUPPORTING WORDS, Milwaukee Art Quilters, Milwaukee, WI
Second        #706    WHAT'S YOUR MODERN?, Patchers at the Lakeshore, Muskegon, MI
Third        #704    PRETTY PINK PETALS, Des Moines Area Quilters Guild, Des Moines, IA
Hon. Mention    #711    CELEBRATION, UpCountry Quilters Guild, Easley, SC

All of the winning quilts, as well as the semi-finalist works, will be on display at the DeVos Place Convention 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.

Ticket and additional information can be found at 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. At AQS, we believe that with the proper resources, creative individuals can take their quilting projects beyond what they can imagine. For more information about the American Quilter's Society, please visit or call 1-270-898-7903.

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