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Quilt Gallery: QuiltWeek Show USA

Each year, the American Quilter’s Society (AQS) stages quilt exhibitions throughout America. You will see just a few of the winning quilts from 2018. In an upcoming issue of Quilters Companion we will be featuring even more of the winning quilts from QuiltWeek Shows.

You can see more winners, and find out more at

202 Champagne


AQS QuiltWeek Show — Grand Rapids, Michigan

Best Movable Machine Workmanship Award

Champagne Supernova, 198cm x 1198cm (78in x 78in), Marilyn Badger

Techniques: Hand appliqué, machine appliqué, beading, crystals, embellishments, hand embroidery, free-motion quilting, fabric painting, paper piecing and machine piecing.


114 Pear Drops

AQS QuiltWeek Show — Virginia Beach, Virginia

Best Use of Colour Award

Pear Drops, 203cm x 203cm (80in x 80in), Cheryl Kerestes

Techniques used: Hand appliqué, beading, hand embroidery and machine piecing. It was quilted on a stationary machine using free-motion quilting.


701 Majestic Clipped

AQS QuiltWeek Show — Spring, Paducah, Kentucky

Best Stationary Machine Workmanship Award

AQS QuiltWeek Show — Daytona Beach

Best Original Design

Majestic Flight, 152cm x 102cm (60in x 40in), Joanne Baeth

Artist’s statement: This piece was inspired by my vision of great blue herons in flight across a majestic sunset. Paints were used on the setting sun and reflections, and on the birds to shade and highlight the individual feathers. My own ice-dyed cotton and silk fabrics were used on the mystical land forms.

This quilt has been purchased by AQS and hangs in the National Quilt Museum.

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