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$121,250 Awarded to AQS Contest Winners at AQS QuiltWeek–Fall Paducah, KY

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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. $121,250 in prizes will be awarded to the winners at AQS QuiltWeek - Fall Paducah, KY. The winners of the highest honors in this international quilt contest have been decided by public voting.

PADUCAH, Ky. (PRWEB) September 12, 2018

American Quilter's Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, is pleased to announce the winners of the AQS Quilt Contest. $121,250 in prizes will be awarded to the winners at AQS QuiltWeek - Fall Paducah, KY. The winners of the highest honors in this international quilt contest have been decided by public voting.

AQS QuiltWeek - Fall Paducah features close to 700 quilts from around the world. The high point of the show recognizes the artistry of today's quiltmakers as hundreds of quilters in the AQS Quilt Contest compete for $121,250 in cash awards.

Quilts in this international contest and exhibition come from around the world, with entries from 42 states and 13 countries. The winners of this year's contest have just been selected:

Janome America Best of Show                
#124    FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS, Kathy K. Wylie, Whitby, Ontario, Canada

Gammill Quilting Machines Best Wall Quilt Award                
#1401    ONCE UPON A TIME, Lise Bélanger, Trois-Pistoles, Quebec, Canada

Baby Lock USA 1st Place Overall Award            
#1518    ARCHES, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Port Townsend, WA

AQS 2nd Place Overall Award                
#1202    FACES OF FOUR SEASONS, Joanne Baeth, Bonanza, OR

Innova 3rd Place Overall Award                
#1112    SUNSHINE, Kat Jones, Chigwell, Tasmania, Australia

APQS 4th Place Overall Award                
#207    KIRARA'S GARDEN PARTY, Ayako Kawakami, Chiba, Chiba, Japan

Martelli Enterprises 5th Place Overall Award
#316    THE FRAME QUILT, Linda Simons, Roswell, GA

Havel's Sewing Judges' Recognition Award – Marilyn Badger
#1216    HERONS GARDEN, Susan Smith, Federal Way, WA

Havel's Sewing Judges' Recognition Award – Karen Kay Buckley        
#108    SPLASH!, Ginny Eckley and Susan Ennis, Kingwood, TX

Havel's Sewing Judges' Recognition Award – Melinda Bula                
#114    PALEO PUZZLE, Kimberly Lacy, Colorado Springs, CO

LARGE QUILTS: Appliquéd Quilts sponsored by PFAFF            
1ST    #120    GARDEN VARIETY SAMPLER, Janet Stone, Overland Park, KS
2ND    #117    BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH, Audra Rasnake, Meadowview, VA
3RD     #112    REJOICE, Molly Y. Hamilton-McNally, Tehachapi, CA
HM    #113    THE TWO OF US—REPRISE, Cena Harmon and Ingrid Whitcher, Pensacola, FL

LARGE QUILTS: Embellished Quilts sponsored by Husqvarna Viking / Sew-A-Lot    
1ST    #209    STARBURST, Susan Stewart, Pittsburg, KS
2ND     #205    STRING QUARTET, Ann Horton, Redwood Valley, CA
3RD    #203    NEST, Barbara Oliver Hartman, Flower Mound, TX
HM    #201    UNDER THE MOONLIGHT, Aline Bugarin and Natasha Bugarin, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

LARGE QUILTS: Pieced Quilts sponsored by Handi Quilter
1ST    #319    HANDFULS OF SCRAPS, Ann Zemke, Minneapolis, MN
2ND     #304    HANG OUT—8 POINTS STAR, Tsui Hua Chen, Taipei, Taiwan
3RD    #303    DEEP BREATHING, Sara Chappell and Sandra Morgan Cockrum, Lawrence, KS
HM    #312    GRAND ILLUSION, Beth Nufer and Clem Buzick, Brookings, OR

LARGE QUILTS: 1st Entry in an AQS Paducah Quilt Contest sponsored by Brother International    
1ST    #427    GROWING UP, Gerrie Lynne Thompson, Boise, ID
2ND    #433    SONNE BLUME, Jill Zollinger, Franklin, TN
3RD     #404    OLD FRIENDS, Sue Daurio, Crystal Lake, IL
HM    #417    GOD GRANT ME, Susan Paceley, Corvallis, MT

LARGE QUILTS: Pictorial sponsored by Superior Threads        
1ST    #501    HARVEST HOME, Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga, Kollumerzwaag, Friesland, Netherlands
2ND    #504    THE SCENERY OF GAMEUNSA TEMPLE, Hyesook Kim, Busan, South Korea
3RD     #502    WRINKLY / IRONY, Connie Kincius Griner, Burlington, NC
HM    #505    WAVE, Debi Webb, Bradenton, FL

LARGE QUILTS: Quilter's Choice sponsored by Statler by Gammill        
1ST    #604    THE TWISTED SISTER, Margaret Solomon Gunn, Gorham, ME
2ND    #608    BOTEH SYMPHONY, Claudia Pfeil, Krefeld, Germany
3RD     #601    BLUEBERRY HILL, Nancy Arseneault, Tucson, AZ
HM    #606    GYPSY, Judi Madsen, St. George, UT

LARGE QUILTS: Hand Quilted Quilts sponsored by Martelli Enterprises                
1ST    #705    JOY OF SPRING, Jackie Perry, Marion, VA
2ND    #707    CALEDONITE, Andrea Stracke, Groß Niendorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
3RD     #702    TWO HEARTS, Becky Brown, Montpelier, VA
HM    #701    EARLY SUMMER WALTZ, Harumi Asada, Chitagun, Aichi, Japan

WALL QUILTS: Appliquéd Quilts sponsored by AccuQuilt        
1ST    #806    ENCHANTED VILLAGE, Martha Scott, Sequim, WA
2ND    #804    AMALFI MEMORIES, Jamie Kouba, Byron, MN
3RD     #801    ORANGE ORCHARD TRAILS, Jenny Bacon, Maryborough, Victoria, Australia
HM    #805    FOOD FRENEMIES, Teresa Yielding Rawson, Tuscumbia, AL

WALL QUILTS: Embellished Quilts sponsored by Koala Cabinets                
1ST    #910    SONG OF SUMMER, Bethanne Nemesh, Allentown, PA
2ND    #901    CIRCUIT BOARD, Marva Beaver, Urbana, OH
3RD     #905    BOBBIN, THE BOLD, Nikki Hill, St. Augustine, FL
HM    #908    NIGHT TRAWLERS, Flora Joy, Johnson City, TN        

WALL QUILTS: Pieced Quilts sponsored by Elna USA                
1ST    #1008    BEND IN THE ROAD, Marianne Haak, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2ND    #1016    OHIO SNOWBALL, Christine Perrigo, Erie, CO
3RD     #1001    RAISE THE ROOF, Cassandra Ireland Beaver, Urbana, OH
HM    #1017    SCHIST #1, Heather Pregger, Fort Worth, TX

WALL QUILTS: 1st Entry in an AQS Paducah Quilt Contest sponsored by Juki America        
1ST    #1115    ATRAPASUENOS (DREAMCATCHER), Isabel Muñoz, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, Spain
2ND     #1117    GOLDEN TEARS, Silmara Raya, Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil
3RD    #1114    CELESTIAL HOE DOWN, Joni Morgan, Danville, KY
HM    #1109    HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR EGGS?, Ginnie Hebert, Puyallup, WA

WALL QUILTS: Pictorial sponsored by TinLizzie18
1ST    #1218    MOMENT IN TIME, Laurie Tigner, Rapid City, SD
2ND     #1215    STILL STANDING IN CLEARWATER IDAHO, Karen Hull Sienk, Colden, NY
3RD    #1217    THE BLEACHING, Linda Steele, Park Orchards, Victoria, Australia
HM    #1205    SHADOW LANDS, Leah Gravells, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

WALL QUILTS: Modern sponsored by Quilt Path by APQS                
1ST    #1310    TIPPING POINT, Marianne Haak, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2ND    #1303    ZENITH, Cassandra Ireland Beaver, Urbana, OH
3RD     #1328    RAINBOW CITY, Claire Victor, Scottsdale, AZ
HM    #1326    PURPLE HAZE, Judy Mercer Tescher, Pendleton, IN

WALL QUILTS: Flora and/or Fauna sponsored by Horn of America    
1ST    #1403    TICKLED PINK, Deb Crine, Marco Island, FL
2ND     #1413    LUPINES, Stephanie Nordlin, Poplar Grove, IL
3RD    #1419    NEUTRALITY, Karen K. Stone, Southlake, TX
HM    #1408    THE HUNT, Melanie Marr, Houston, TX

WALL QUILTS: Art Quilts sponsored by BERNINA of America
1ST    #1531    HIGH NOON ON COYOTE BUTTES MOSAIC, Kimberly Lacy, Colorado Springs, CO
2ND     #1534    STONEHENGE, Christina McCann, Depoe Bay, OR
3RD    #1544    WILD THING (TUNING FORK #36), Heather Pregger, Fort Worth, TX
HM    #1511    SOLILOQUY III, Peggy Brown, Nashville, IN

There is still time to come see all the winners, as well as hundreds of special exhibit 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 through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets and additional information can be found at quiltweek.com or by calling 1-270-898-7903. This event is open to the public.

About the American Quilter's Society

The American Quilter's Society is the largest quilting membership organization in the world. For 34 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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