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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

Physical Street Address for UPS/FedEx Shipments Only:
5801 Kentucky Dam Road Paducah, KY 42003-9323

Quilting Community AQS News

Contest Winners at AQS QuiltWeek® in Lancaster, PA

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. Over $50,000 in prizes will be awarded to the winners at AQS QuiltWeek® – Lancaster, PA. The Lancaster AQS QuiltWeek® event will run from March 21 to March 24 at the Lancaster County Convention Center, 25 South Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603.

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 more than $50,000 in cash awards. Entries come from around the world to compete in the contest. This year’s winners come from twenty two different states and six countries.
























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

Best of Show Award
#115 TURKISH TREASURES, Pat Holly, Ann Arbor, MI

Best Wall Quilt Award
#611 ROOTS AND BRANCHES, Christina McCann, Depoe Bay, OR

Best Use of Color Award
#108 CELEBRATION #2, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Port Townsend, WA

Best Original Design Award
#425 THREE THIEVING CROWS, Gayle Pulley, Eatonville, WA

Best Hand Workmanship Award
#306 FANTASTIC!, Junko Fujiwara, Narashino, Chiba, Japan

Best Stationary Machine Workmanship Award
#131 GARDEN VARIETY SAMPLER, Janet Stone, Overland Park, KS

Best Movable Machine Workmanship Award
#208 TAKING THE UNMAPPED ROAD, Margaret Solomon Gunn, Gorham, ME

Large Quilts – Stationary Machine Quilted
First #123 GOD GRANT ME, Susan Paceley, Corvallis, MT
Second #119 PALEO PUZZLE, Kimberly Lacy, Colorado Springs, CO
Third #118 PEAR DROPS, Cheryl Kerestes, Wyoming, PA
Hon. Mention #127 WHEN CRAYONS EXPLODE, Jennifer Rose, Lino Lakes, MN

Large Quilts – Movable Machine Quilted
First #239 STAR OF INDIA, Kris Vierra, Lincoln, NE
Second #209 WONDERLAND, Renae Haddadin and Karen Kay Buckley, Sandy, UT
Third #202 CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA, Marilyn Badger, St. George, UT
Hon. Mention #232 THE FRAME QUILT, Linda Simons, Roswell, GA

Hand Quilted Quilts
First #305 ESFAHAN, Megan Farkas, Sanbornton, NH
Second #317 CONTENTMENT—A 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, Teresa Yielding Rawson, Tuscumbia, AL
Third #308 BALTIMORE ALBUM, Peggy Green, Sparta, TN
Hon. Mention #320 HAWAIIAN IMPROV, Cheryl L. See, Winchester, VA

Wall Quilts – Stationary Machine Quilted
First #405 MY RHODIE, Andrea Brokenshire, Round Rock, TX
Second #403 COLOURFUL DREAM, Lise Belanger, Trois-Pistoles, Quebec, Canada
Third #418 SUWON HWASUNG, Mikyung Jang, Seoul, South Korea
Hon. Mention #434 NEARLY A 9 PATCH, Laura Welklin, Noblesville, IN

Wall Quilts – Movable Machine Quilted
First #517 FIRELIGHT PEONY, Barbara Persing, Frederick, PA
Second #504 BLACK PEARL, Aline Bugarin and Natasha Bugarin, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Third #503 JUST RUFFLING SOME FEATHERS, Gina Boone, Yadkinville, NC
Hon. Mention #514 AURORA BOREALIS, Peggy Marquardt, Rhinelander, WI

Wall Quilts – Landscape
First #602 THE END OF A SEASON, Jan Berg-Rezmer, Gladwin, MI
Second #605 DAVID CUTTING STUMPS, Mary Haukom, Colorado Springs, CO
Third #609 CATARACT FALLS, Betty W. Kaliszak, Sevierville, TN
Hon. Mention #601 I SPY A MOUSE, Cristina Arcenegui Bono, Alcalá de Guadaíra, Spain

Wall Quilts – 1st Entry in an AQS Lancaster Quilt Contest
First #723 PLAYING WELL TOGETHER, A MODERN SAMPLER, Jackie Nixon-Fulton, Paradise, TX
Second #724 THE ELEPHANT IN THE QUILT ROOM, Elizabeth Owens, Defuniak Springs, FL
Third #726 WALL OF SOUND, Maria Shell, Anchorage, AK
Hon. Mention #728 SAW WHET OWL, Yvette Sullivan, Lasalle, Ontario, Canada

All of the winning quilts, as well as those of the semifinalists, will be on display at the Lancaster County Convention Center from Wednesday through Saturday. 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 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 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 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 on the American Quilter’s Society, please visit or call 1-270-898-7903.