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"Ewe Are My Sunshine" Wins AQS Spring Paducah QuiltWeek 'Best in Show'

Janet Stone

Winners from the American Quilter’s Society 2017 Spring Paducah QuiltWeek quilt contest have been announced. The popular event, drawing thousands to far west Kentucky is underway in Paducah.

More than 400 quilters from 47 states and 15 countries entered the contest to compete for $125,000 in cash prizes.

Best of show was awarded to Janet Stone’s “Ewe Are My Sunshine” from Kansas, which received a $20,000 purchase award and will become property of the National Quilt Museum.

The winning quilts will be on display at AQS Quiltweek through Saturday. Tickets for QuiltWeek are available at Schroeder Expo Center.

A highlight of the top honors in the 2017 Spring Paducah AQS Contest are listed below:                   

Janome America Best of Show                                                 

#519      EWE ARE MY SUNSHINE, Janet Stone, Overland Park, KS


AQS Best Hand Workmanship Award                                                    

#409      GOLD—WEDDING, Tamie Hashida, Yachiyo, Chiba, Japan


BERNINA of America Best Stationary Machine Workmanship Award                                      

#706      CAPTIVATED BY NATURE, Olga Gonzalez-Angulo, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Spain


APQS Best Movable Machine Workmanship Award                                                       

#209      MOONFLOWER, Molly Y. Hamilton-McNally, Tehachapi, CA


Robert Kaufman Fabrics Best Wall Award                                                           

#1332    SILK ROAD SAMPLER, Melissa Sobotka, Richardson, TX


Coats & Clark Best Wall Hand Workmanship Award                                                       

#1010    AGUA CLARA (CLEAR WATER), Lucia Souza, São Vicente, São Paulo, Brazil


Brother International Corporation Best Wall Stationary Machine Workmanship Award

#1101    COUNTRY ROADS, Joanne Baeth, Bonanza, OR


Handi Quilter Best Wall Movable Machine Workmanship Award

#1203    THE NAVIGATOR’S STAR, Aline Bugarin and Natasha Bugarin, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil


A1 Quilting Machines Best Miniature Quilt Award                                                          

#1616    WEARABLE ART, Philippa Naylor, Beverley East Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom


Quilt EZ Judges’ Recognition Award – Katie Pasquini Masopust

#222      BUBBLE WRAP, Stephanie Zacharer Ruyle, Denver, CO


Quilt EZ Judges’ Recognition Award – Paula Nadelstern                               

#421      OVER THE WAVES, Setsuko Matsushima, Shiga, Shiga, Japan


Quilt EZ Judges’ Recognition Award – Sue Nickels                                                          

#505      FUSION STAR, Pat Delaney, Abington, MA         


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