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

Toll-free (for orders only, please):
Phone: 270-898-7903
Fax: 270-898-1173

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5801 Kentucky Dam Road Paducah, KY 42003-9323

Quilting Community AQS News

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

by Katherine Rupp, AQS Marketing Director

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.

For the first time ever, the winners of the highest honors in an international quilt contest have been decided by public voting.

AQS QuiltWeek - Fall Paducah features more than 600 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.

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE, Kathy McNeil, Tulalip, WA

Quilts in this international contest and exhibition come from around the world, with entries from 43 states and 15 countries. The winners of this year’s contest have just been selected. A highlight of the top honors are:

Janome America Best of Show
#1413 ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE, Kathy McNeil, Tulalip, WA

Gammill Best Wall Quilt Award
#1502 COLOURFUL DREAM, Lise Belanger, Trois-Pistoles, Quebec, Canada

Baby Lock USA 1st Place Overall Award
#203 FLEUR DE GLACE, Colette Dumont, Saint-Romain, Quebec, Canada

AQS 2nd Place Overall Award
#903 A NEW ENGLAND ALBUM, Carol Duffy, Plymouth, MA

Innova 3rd Place Overall Award
#1202 MAGICAL, Joanne Baeth, Bonanza, OR

APQS 4th Place Overall Award
#1136 JOURNEY, Grace Sim, Fulshear, TX

Hobbs Bonded Fibers 5th Place Overall Award
#116 PERSEVERANCE, Mary Olson, Aumsville, OR

LARGE QUILTS: Appliquéd Quilts sponsored by ABM International
1ST #120 THE A-E-I-O EWES, Janet Stone, Overland Park, KS
2ND #111 ALICE’S RESTAURANT, Janet Henshaw, Boyertown, PA
3RD #117 OLD GLORY UNDER HIS WINGS, Julee Prose, Ottumwa, IA
HM #105 ESFAHAN, Megan Farkas, Sanbornton, NH

LARGE QUILTS: Embellished Quilts sponsored by Horn of America
1ST #207 FRACTAL, Claudia Pfeil, Krefeld, Germany
2ND #210 MOONLIGHT SONATA, Susan Stewart, Pittsburg, KS
3RD #208 CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES, Carolyn Rider, Portsmouth, OH
HM #202 PINBALL WIZARD, Marilyn Badger, St. George, UT

LARGE QUILTS: Pieced Quilts sponsored by Handi Quilter
1ST #331 CARDINAL POINTS, Gail Stepanek and Jan Hutchison, New Lenox, IL
2ND #312 TAKING THE UNMAPPED ROAD, Margaret Solomon Gunn, Gorham, ME
3RD #313 ONCE AGAIN, Miyuki Hamaba, Sanda, Hyogo, Japan
HM #322 BARBARA’S CIRCLE, Beth Nufer and Clem Buzick, Brookings, OR

LARGE QUILTS: 1st Entry in an AQS Paducah Quilt Contest sponsored by Brother International
1ST #419 FINE FEATHERED FRIENDS, Tamara Gross, Wichita, KS
2ND #453 GRAPE WREATH, Reiko Watanabe, Isawa, Iwate, Japan
3RD #414 AROUND TOWN, Anabeth Dollins, Pittsburgh, PA
HM #434 NOTICE FROM FLOWERS, Mineko Miyashita, Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan

LARGE QUILTS: Pictorial sponsored by Superior Threads
1ST #506 MICHIGAN LIGHTHOUSES, Phyllis Jacobs, Big Rapids, MI
2ND #507 GROWN TOO SOON: THE BOYS OF THE MINES, Patricia Kennedy-Zafred, Murrysville, PA
3RD #504 A SCENE OF EARLY SUMMER, Etsuko Iitaka, Kodaira, Tokyo, Japan
HM #502 IN THE BEGINNING, Jenny Beasley, Yucca, AZ

LARGE QUILTS: Quilting is the Star sponsored by Statler by Gammill
1ST #607 INTO THE WESTWARD SUN, Bethanne Nemesh, Allentown, PA
2ND #605 FREE SPIRIT, Judi Madsen, St. George, UT
3RD #608 RUBY, Andrea Stracke, Groß Niendorf, Germany
HM #602 A TASTE OF TIE, Inger Blood, Camino, CA

LARGE QUILTS: Hand Quilted Quilts sponsored by Flynn Quilt Frame Company
1ST #712 HAWAIIAN IMPROV, Cheryl L. See, Ashburn, VA
2ND #705 DREAMCATCHER APPLIQUÉD, Peggy Garwood, Crossville, TN
3RD #706 ANNIVERSARY ROSES, Susan E. Gorder, Polson, MT
HM #703 INSTRUMENTS OF PRAISE, Donna Douglass, Apollo Beach, FL

WALL QUILTS: Appliquéd Quilts sponsored by AccuQuilt
1ST #807 INSPIRED BY ALICE, Marilyn Lidstrom Larson, Willow City, ND
2ND #811 CONTENTMENT—A 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, Teresa Yielding Rawson, Tuscumbia, AL
3RD #801 BACK TO THE GARDEN, Nancy Arseneault, Tucson, AZ
HM #810 BELLA DONNA, Betty Kent New, Stilwell, OK

WALL QUILTS: Embellished Quilts sponsored by Koala Cabinets
1ST #904 ENERGIZED, Barbara Oliver Hartman, Flower Mound, TX
2ND #906 CALIFORNIA COUGAR & OAK, Ann Horton, Redwood Valley, CA
3RD #914 PENDRAGON, Betty Jo Tatum, Ashburn, VA
HM #915 VICTORIAN POSTCARD, Karen Turnbull, Laguna Niguel, CA

WALL QUILTS: Pieced Quilts sponsored by Elna USA
1ST #1018 30 SOMETHING, Cheryl L. See, Ashburn, VA
2ND #1002 SPELLBOUND VILLAGE, Marva Beaver, Urbana, OH
3RD #1023 INITIALS, Kimberly Werth, Rochester, NY
HM #1016 HOLE-Y BARN DOORS, Shelly Pagliai, New Cambria, MO

WALL QUILTS: 1st Entry in an AQS Paducah Quilt Contest sponsored by PAAQT
1ST #1127 DAYS END, Peggy Marquardt, Rhinelander, WI
2ND #1104 VICTORIAN CHARM, Sue Bickham, Nampa, ID
3RD #1111 NAVALITO, Carmen Cambronero, Santander, Spain

WALL QUILTS: Pictorial sponsored by TinLizzie18
1ST #1205 EMMA IN THE LOOKING GLASS, Lenore Crawford, Midland, MI
2ND #1220 LILY, Hiroko Miyama, Chofu, Tokyo, Japan
3RD #1230 THE LOTUS POND, Karen Turnbull, Laguna Niguel, CA
HM #1224 TUSCANY VILLAGE, Claudia Scheja, Werne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

WALL QUILTS: Whimsical sponsored by Quilt Path by APQS
1ST #1303 REVENGE OF THE DOODLE, Aline Bugarin, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
2ND #1316 A SOPHISTICATED HALLOWEEN, Sylvia Schaefer, Athens, GA
3RD #1317 SUMMER OF ‘59, Ellen Simmons, Chestertown, MD
HM #1301 A WOMAN’S WORK, Elizabeth Bauman, Lakewood, OH

WALL QUILTS: Flora or Fauna sponsored by Quilt EZ
1ST #1414 THREE THIEVING CROWS, Gayle Pulley, Eatonville, WA
2ND #1401 MY RHODIE, Andrea Brokenshire, Round Rock, TX
3RD #1417 PAPAVER & ASPLENIUM, Karen Hull Sienk, Colden, NY
HM #1412 WATCH YOUR STEP BIG BOY, Nita Markos, Hillsboro, IL

WALL QUILTS: Art Quilts sponsored by BERNINA of America
1ST #1521 AT SEVENTEEN, Mikyung Jang, Seoul, South Korea
2ND #1514 COOL JAZZ, Shirley Gisi, Colorado Springs, CO
3RD #1531 CRAIG’S POND, Christina McCann, Depoe Bay, OR
HM #1506 GREAT BLUE, Deb Crine, Marco Island, FL

Havel’s Sewing Judges’ Recognition Award – Kimberly Einmo
#320 ARMED FORCES, Phyllis Marcum and Terry Marcum, Colorado Springs, CO

Havel’s Sewing Judges’ Recognition Award – Karen K. Stone
#1509 DARK MATTER, Jennifer Emry, Arlington, VA

Havel’s Sewing Judges’ Recognition Award – Donna Wilder
#1218 ROOTS AND BRANCHES, Christina McCann, Depoe Bay, OR

There’s still time to come see all the winners, as well as more than 600 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. The final day of the event is Saturday, September 16, 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 more than 30 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 or call 1-270-898-7903.