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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

AQS Awards $54,000 to Contest Winners at AQS QuiltWeek–Grand Rapids, MI

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.

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 (image below)


















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 #625 VERTIGO, Elaine Wick Poplin, Huntsville, AL
Second #601 LATERAL ASCENSION, Cassandra Ireland Beaver, Urbana, OH
Third #632 TRANQUILITY, Kristin Shields, Bend, OR
Hon. Mention #631 UPTOWN RAIL FENCE, Maria Shell, Anchorage, AK

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.