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AQS Des Moines Quilt Show Winners

If you didn’t have the chance to attend the AQS Des Moines Quilt Show this past October, you missed plenty of wonderful quilts, but don’t worry! They’ve announced the winners and we’re bringing them and their quilts to you here. Congratulations to all the winners and kudos to all the participants.

AQS QuiltWeek – Des Moines, Iowa 2013 Contest Winners!

Best of Show Award

BARCELONA CROW’S NEST, Patricia Delaney, Abington, MA

BARCELONA CROW’S NEST, Patricia Delaney, Abington, MA

#208 BARCELONA CROW’S NEST, Patricia Delaney, Abington, MA

HARRISON ROSE, Karen Woten, Ottumwa, IA

Best Hand Workmanship Award

#106 HARRISON ROSE, Karen Woten, Ottumwa, IA

Best Machine Workmanship Award

BATTLE OF GREASY GRASS (LITTLE BIG HORN), Patsy Heacox, Green Valley, AZ#523    Battle of Greasy Grass (Little Big Horn), Patsy Heacox, Green Valley, AZ

Best Longarm Workmanship Award

AUNTIE’S RED HOT GARDEN, Mary Shotwell, Des Moines, IA#438    Auntie’s Red Hot Garden, Mary Shotwell, Des Moines, IA

Best Wall Quilt Award

NATURAL WONDERS, Kathy McNeil, Tulalip, WA

#431    Natural Wonders, Kathy McNeil, Tulalip, WA

Bed Quilts – Hand Quilted

First                #102    Fantastic Flora, Dorothy Dailey, Burnsville, MS
Second             #105    Kaleidoscope Garden, Terri Sue Wallace, Lovington, IL
Third               #101    Shoreline Log Cabin, Karen Barr, Springfield, IL
Hon. Mention  #104    Blue Denim, Julee Prose, Ottumwa, IA

Bed Quilts –Machine Quilted

First                #212    Wheels of Color, Anita Gogerty, Norwalk, IA
Second             #233    Rosie’s BOMb, Marlene Oddie, Grand Coulee, WA
Third               #237    Enchanting Roses, Mary Rossi, Woodbury, MN
Hon. Mention  #211    Tribute to Rose, Sandi Fruehling and Kathy Emmel, Aurora, CO

Wall Quilts – Hand Quilted

First                #312    Spring Full Bloom, Michiyo Yamamoto, Chicago, IL
Second             #304    Grape Arbor, Peggy Garwood, Fairfield Glade, TN
Third               #302    Behold! Buttons, Elaine Krajenke Ellison, Sarasota, FL
Hon. Mention  #303    Kootenay Peony, Dawn Fox Cooper, Procter, British Columbia, Canada

Wall Quilts – Machine Quilted

First                #405    Grandma Cope’s Kitchen, Judy Beaman, Topeka, KS
Second             #446    Bentonville Square, Van Go-Go Girls Art Group, Bella Vista, AR
Third               #402    The Groom? Ah, Which…Ah…?, Linda Arndt, West Des Moines, IA
Hon. Mention  #445    A Slice of Life, B. J. Titus, Coatesville, PA

Fabric Art

First                #539    Hula Hoop Poodle, V’Lou Oliveira, Norman, OK

Second             #540    Colorado Kids, Ruth Powers, Carbondale, KS

Third               #503    Cinnamon, Ilene Bartos, Urbandale, IA

Hon. Mention  #511    Elegant Edibles, Jennifer Day, Santa Fe, NM


2013 AQS Modern Quilt Challenge – Award Winners

WHITE SPACES, Beverly Bird, Absecon, NJ

WHITE SPACES, Beverly Bird, Absecon, NJ

Best of Show Award

#M008             White Spaces, Beverly Bird, Absecon, NJ

Best Modern Quilting Award

#M111             Malibu, Colleen Wooton, Clinton, WA

Creative Use of Color Award

#M004             Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Thelma Bearden, Tullahoma, TN

Improvisation Award

#M014             Mid-Century Modern II, Serena Brooks, Los Angeles, CA

Appliqué Award

#M051             The Painted Pebbles Quilt, Rossie Hutchinson, Ypsilanti, MI

Piecing Award

#M041             Ripple Effect II, Marianne Haak, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada

Original Design Award

#M065             Pink ‘N’ Pleated, Jean Larson, Chattanooga, TN

Quilt Top and Quilting by a Single Quiltmaker Award

#M025             Scherzo for Strings, Jennifer Emry, Arlington, VA

Creative Use of Neutral Fabrics Award

#M054             Common Affection, Debbie Jeske, Lynnwood, WA

Registration Opens for AQS Members – Des Moines, Iowa Quilt Show

AQS Des Moines Iowa Quilt ShowRegistration is Open for AQS Members Onl Registration for classes at AQS QuiltWeek™ – Des Moines, Iowa 2013 is open.Registration for the general public will open on June 19, 2013.Selecting Classes is Easy

Members will have received an email with instructions on how to register early, so check your email.
Classes at AQS QuiltWeek – Des Moines, Iowa Will Fill Quickly

The 2013 faculty this year includes
24 of the most impressive quilting instructors in a single event. Quilters will be waiting in line to reserve a spot with the best in quilting.

Charlotte Angotti
JoAnn Belling
Elaine Brelsford
Lisa Bongean
Bonnie Browning
Pam Curo
Martha DeLeonardis
Myrna Ficken
Rita Fishel
Klaudeen Hansen
Ann Hazelwood
Deb Karasik
Jan Krentz
Chris Lynn Kirsch
Angela Lawrence
Teri Lucas
Linda M Poole
Catherine Redford
Weeks Ringle
Anita Grossman Solomon
Sally Terry
Donna Lynn Thomas
Barb Vlack
Mary Lou Weidman

Des Moines AQS Quilt Show Contest – Call For Entries

Des Moines Contest

There’s still time to submit a contest entry to AQS QuiltWeek™ – Des Moines, Iowa 2013.
Deadline June 10, 2013

Contestants will vie for a piece
of more than $44,000 in cash!

We know you have the creative spark and talent to be in a juried show like AQS QuiltWeek.
Many of our winners have been first time entrants – you could be next!

This is your time to shine!


Enter Today2012 Best of Show Winner
EUREKA! by Marilyn Badger
More than $44,000 in PrizesEntries are eligible to win one of twenty prizes, with Best of Show taking home $10,000 in cash!

View the full list of prizes and details here

Entries are due by June 10, 2013.

Click here to view the full rules

Entering has never been easier! In a few short minutes, you could be one step closer to receiving the recognition you deserve!

Enter online now

Join in the fun of AQS QuiltWeek by entering your work for a chance to win your share of more than $44,000 in cash prizes. It’s about time you earned recognition for the hard work you put into your quilts! Take a moment to enter your quilts today.
What are you waiting for?