AQS QuiltWeek 2017 – Spring Paducah Winners


Janome America Best of Show  – EWE ARE MY SUNSHINE

Janet Stone,
Overland Park, KS

I heard a quote years ago by Freddy Moran that, “Red is a neutral”. I decided to put that thought to the test.

 AQS Best Hand Workmanship Award GOLD—WEDDING                        

Tamie Hashida
Yachiyo, Chiba, Japan

This is schemed based on red in order to cheer us up. I really enjoyed quilting with memorial fabrics. This also celebrates our golden wedding.

BERNINA of America Best Stationary Machine Workmanship Award – CAPTIVATED BY NATURE

Olga Gonzalez-Angulo
Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Spain

This quilts is inspired by nature, the power to capture in black and white only, the power of nature, its different shapes and textures only with points of three different measures. The combination of capturing nature in tiles with single points.

APQS Best Movable Machine Workmanship Award –  MOONFLOWER

Molly Y. Hamilton-McNally
Tehachapi, CA

I love the daisy. In california, even in our severe drought, you can see them blooming by the roadside. In moonlight they seem to glow-for centuries they were called moon flowers.

Robert Kaufman Fabrics Best Wall Award  – SILK ROAD SAMPLER

Melissa Sobotka
Richardson, TX

Where east meets west in Istanbul, there is a Spice Bazaar that has been there since 1597.  There, surrounded by exotic smells and tastes, the vibrant colors of the Silk Road come alive.

Coats & Clark Best Wall Hand Workmanship Award – AGUA CLARA (CLEAR WATER)

Lucia Souza
São Vicente, São Paulo, Brazil

I am passionate about crystal clear waters and also wanted to make a quilt with solid fabrics, as I really like to embroider, I created prints with simple stitches of embroidery on the solid fabrics.

 Brother International Corporation Best Wall Stationary Machine Workmanship Award –


Joanne Baeth
Bonanza, OR

COUNTRY ROADS was inspired by old barns, houses with faded boards and screen doors, and antique tractors with interesting engines.

Handi Quilter Best Wall Movable Machine Workmanship Award – THE NAVIGATOR’S STAR

Aline Bugarin and Natasha Bugarin
Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

THE NAVIGATOR’S STAR was inspired by both the color of the ocean and the brightness of the stars. The design was created from the metric of elements that guide the navigator, such as the ship’s rudder, the compass and the stars themselves.

A1 Quilting Machines Best Miniature Quilt Award – WEARABLE ART

Philippa Naylor
Beverley East Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom

A little autobiographical wholecloth quilt of some of my clothes, shoes and of course my beloved Bernina sewing machine!

 Quilt EZ Judges’ Recognition Award – Katie Pasquini Masopust


Stephanie Zacharer Ruyle
Denver, CO

Designed for QNNTV “Quilt Remix: Vintage Pattern, Modern Twist” this quilt is loosely inspired by COW PATHS by Maria Tavy Umhey (Easy Quilts Winter 2016). Playing with scale and negative space transforms this into a uniquely modern quilt.

Quilt EZ Judges’ Recognition Award – Paula Nadelstern


Setsuko Matsushima
Shiga, Shiga, Japan

Huge tsunami hazard occurred in March 2011, in Japan. I made this quilt work to pray for the people who sacrificed.

Quilt EZ Judges’ Recognition Award – Sue Nickels


Pat Delaney
Abington, MA

My daughter, requested a quilt for her birthday in a Lone Star pattern. Sara’s personality is a blend of analytical thinking and flowing creativity – a rare combination – much like the contrasting geometric shapes and flowing vines. Thus, the fusion.

OLFA Viewers’ Choice Award – COUNTRY ROADS

Joanne Baeth
Bonanza, OR

COUNTRY ROADS was inspired by old barns, houses with faded boards and screen doors, and antique tractors with interesting engines.

OLFA Viewers’ Choice Award – THE WHITE NIGHT

Patt Blair
Mount Baldy, CA

I love creating images of strong majestic wildlife that can simultaneously show power and composure. My hope: the viewer might feel his size and strength.

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wow…beautiful!! Congratulations to all the winners!!


Shouldn’t two person quilts be separated from single person quilts?
Show was spectacular at Paducah!


Such incredible quilts! I hope that one day I will be able to make it to Paducah for this show.

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Judy Crotts

Where can I view all the winning quilts?

Hi Judy, We have all the winning quilts in a photo album on our facebook page. This link should take you there: ~ Thanks, Sylvia Thomas, AQS Social Media Manager

Emilie Jenkins

Such talent in the quilting world!!

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Jayne Whittaker

I am blown away with these quilts, but more especially the lighthouse quilt in memory of tsunami victims.

Is this quilt available as a pattern? I would dearly love to make it



I would love to know if there is a pattern for this as well.

diane andress

wow ..i just speechless …fantastic quilts unbelievable talent TRUE ARTISTS