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American Quilter's Society
PO Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290

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Phone: 270-898-7903
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5801 Kentucky Dam Road Paducah, KY 42003-9323

Quilting Community AQS News

Winners from "New Quilts From an Old Favorite" Contest Announced

2011 Orange Peel Themed Contest

by Susan K. Edwards, TNQM Director of Marketing

Paducah, Ky., January 10, 2011– The National Quilt Museum is pleased to announce the 18 winning quilts of the 2011 Orange Peel-themed New Quilts from an Old Favorite annual contest. These innovative quilts represent quilters from 14 U.S. states and Canada. The Museum challenged today’s quiltmakers to create original quilts based on the classic Orange Peel block pattern. The Museum will exhibit the 18 finalists and winning quilts March 10 through June 5, 2011. The exhibit will then travel to other venues through December 2012.

“These are not your grandmother’s quilts!” exclaimed Judy Schwender, Curator and Registrar for the Museum. “Contestants interpreted the Orange Peel design in imaginative ways, providing a wonderful look at the skills, techniques and creativity of today's quiltmakers.” Support for the contest is provided by MODA Fabrics, Janome America, Incorporated and Clover Needlecraft Inc.

A book featuring full-color photos of the 18 finalists and their award winning quilts, biographical information about each quilter in addition to tips, techniques and patterns will be published by the American Quilter’s Society. A book signing by the quilters will be held at the Museum on Friday, April 29, from 10 a.m.-noon.

Quilters wishing to enter the 2012 contest, “New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Baskets,” can request an entry form by sending an SASE to NQM, PO Box 1540, Paducah, KY 42002-1540 or visit the museum’s website at Jacob’s Ladder is the theme for 2013.

Orange Peel Contest Winners:
First place was awarded to Orange Blossom Special by Robin Gausebeck.
Second place was awarded to Sandia Sunset by Sherri Bain Driver of Northglenn, CO.
Third place was awarded to Tangerine Dream by Karen Watts of Houston, TX.
Fourth place was awarded to Oranges by Nancy Eisenhauer of Belleville, IL.
Fifth place was awarded to Cosmic Plum by Michael Michalski of Brooklyn, NY.

Other quilts which will be featured in the exhibit include:

Stained Glass Appeal by Mae Adkins of Casa Grande, AZ
Curve-A-Peel by Elaine Braun of Paducah, KY
Hola Mola by Diane Evans of Forest Ranch, CA
Leaf Cycle by Ann Feitelson and Ronna Erickson of Montague and Amherst, MA
Oh, The Web We Weave by Peggy Fetterhoff of The Woodlands, TX
Full Circle by Linda Forey of Montreal, QC, Canada
Ezekiel Saw the Wheel by Julia Graber of Brooksville, MS
Under A Peel: Don't Judge a Quilt by its Cover by Amy Krasnansky of Baltimore, MD
Color Splash by Ree Moffitt and Sheliah Crum of Palmer, AK
Juicy Fruit by Claudia Clark Myers and Marilyn Badger of Duluth, MN and St. George, UT
Fleur de Lis by Geri Parker and Kathy McNeil of Tulalip and Mt Vernon, WA
Shanghai Lights by Deborah Spofford of Vancouver, WA
Star A-Peel by Mary Sue Suit and Judy Woodworth of Sidney, NE

Designated as The National Quilt Museum of the United States, this non-profit institution is located in downtown Paducah, KY. The museum is open year-round Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST and also open on Sunday 1-5 p.m. from April – October. The facility is ADA compliant. Designated as The National Quilt Museum of the United States, TNQM is a non-profit institution located at 215 Jefferson Street in downtown Paducah, KY. The Museum is open year-round Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST. The Museum is also open on Sundays 1-5 p.m. April - October. The National Quilt Museum is ADA compliant. For more information go to or call 270-442-8856.


The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports The National Quilt Museum with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.