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'Arandano' is the Winner of the 2016 AQS Quilt Show

Lance Dennee

This year’s winners of the American Quilt Society’s annual QuiltWeek are sharing part of the $125,000 in cash prizes.  

Quilts from 29 states and 5 countries have won awards at this year’s contest.  

Some of the top winners include Marilyn Badger of Utah, Barbara Korengold of Maryland, Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga of The Netherlands and Aki Sakai of Japan. See the full list below.


Credit Lance Dennee

Janome America Best of Show                                                 

ARANDANO, Marilyn Badger, St. George, UT                                                             

AQS Best Hand Workmanship Award                                                    

  • BEN’S MIDNIGHT GARDEN, Barbara Korengold, Chevy Chase, MD                                                              
  • BERNINA of America Best Home Machine Workmanship Award                                              
  • HOPELESS, Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga, Kollumerzwaag, Friesland, Netherlands                                                    

APQS Best Longarm Machine Workmanship Award                                                        

  • MY BRUNETTE WHIG, Gail Stepanek and Jan Hutchison, New Lenox, IL                                                            

Moda Fabrics Best Wall Award                                                 

  • IT’S THE COWBOY WAY, Karlyn Bue Lohrenz, Billings, MT                                                                                            

Coats & Clark Best Wall Hand Workmanship Award                                                       

  • HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2, Aki Sakai, Hachiouji, Tokyo, Japan                                              

Brother International Corporation Best Wall Home Machine Workmanship Award

  • A PASSION FOR PURPLE, Andrea Brokenshire, Round Rock, TX                                                              

Handi Quilter Best Wall Longarm Machine Workmanship Award

  • REBORN, Molly Hamilton-McNally, Tehachapi, CA

A1 Quilting Machines Best Miniature Quilt Award                                                          

  • DAISY CHAIN, Laura Welklin, Noblesville, IN                                                             

TinLizzie18 Judge’s Recognition Award – Karen Kay Buckley

  • ONE CAKE, TWO CAKE, RED CAKE, BLUE CAKE, Linda Neal and Jackie Brown, McKinney, TX               

TinLizzie18 Judge’s Recognition Award – Ricky Tims                      

  • A SHARED DESTINY, Patricia Kennedy-Zafred, Murrysville, PA                                                      

TinLizzie18 Judge’s Recognition Award – Donna Wilder                                                               

  • FLIGHT PATH, Mary A. Menzer, Virginia Beach, VA

Nearly 600 quilts are on display at the Paducah-McCracken County Expo and Convention Center through this Friday.  

Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served as team captain of the Murray State Rowing Club. Rob's goal is to become a screenwriter, film director or producer and looks to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie for inspiration. He appreciates good music, mainly favoring British rock n' roll, and approves of anything with Jack White's name on it. When not studying, rowing or writing, Rob enjoys spending his free time with a book or guitar.
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