The high point of the show recognizes the artistry of today’s quilt makers, as over 400 quilters in the AQS Quilt Contest compete for more than $125,000 in cash awards.
Entries in this international contest and exhibition come from around the world, with entries from 41 states and 10 countries. The winners of this year’s contest have just been selected.
This year’s winners come from around the world, each sharing a part of the $125,000 in cash prizes. Quilts from 25 states have won awards at this year’s contest, and several winners come from other countries, including the Netherlands, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil.
These winning quilts will astound the 30,000 quilters expected to visit AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah, Ky., April 23 – 26, 2014.
Janome America, Inc. Best of Show
AQS Best Hand Workmanship Award
BERNINA of America Best Home Machine Workmanship Award
APQS Best Longarm/Midarm Machine Quilting Award
Moda Fabrics Best Wall Quilt Award
A1 Quilting Machines Best Miniature Quilt Award
Coats & Clark Best Wall Hand Workmanship Award
Brother International Best Wall Home Machine Workmanship Award
Handi Quilter Best Wall Longarm/Midarm Machine Quilting Award
TinLizzie18 Judge's Recognition Award - Mary Sorensen
TinLizzie18 Judge's Recognition Award - Karen K. Stone
TinLizzie18 Judge's Recognition Award - Donna Wilder
There’s still time to come see all the winners, as well as the more than 662 quilts on display in Quilt City USA at the Paducah McCracken County Expo & Convention Center. Admission to AQS QuiltWeek includes access to all special exhibitions and the merchant mall with more than 350 vendor booths. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 through Friday, April 25 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Tickets are available at the door.
The American Quilter's Society is the largest quilting membership organization in the world. For 30 years, AQS has been the leading voice in quilting inspiration and advice through a broad suite of products-magazines, books, live events, contests, workshops, online networks, patterns, fabric, and catalogs. At AQS, we believe that with inspiration and advice, the creatively-minded individual can take their quilting projects beyond what even they had imagined. The leading authors in quilting choose to publish with AQS; the best in quilt artistry select AQS events to display their work; the newest quilters learn from the knowledge and inspiration of AQS members.For more information, visit American Quilter's Society online, or call (270) 898-7903.
Information provided by Katherine Rupp
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