Congratulations from Syracuse


It’s time to celebrate incredible quilting! Congratulations to each of these amazing artists. Thank you for your commitment, dedication, and desire to share it with the world.

Shellabration by Christine Wickert
Shellabration by Christine Wickert. Awarded Best Hand Workmanship, AQS QuiltWeek – Syracuse 2016

Listen to Christine Wickert describe her quilt to Bonnie Browning in an interview earlier this year.


Hopeless by Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga
Hopeless by Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga. Awarded Best Use of Color, AQS QuiltWeek – Syracuse 2016

Look at more of Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga’s stunning pieces at her online studio.


Seep, Pray, Scream by Flora Joy
Sleep, Pray, Scream by Flora Joy. Awarded Best Wall Quilt, AQS QuiltWeek – Syracuse 2016.

Visit Flora Joy’s world and see her amazing creations.

Want the details of how Flora Joy creates master pieces like Sleep, Pray, Scream? Get her book, Trispective: The 3-N-1 Quilt


Happy Halloween 2 by Aki Sakai
Happy Halloween 2 by Aki Sakai. Awarded Best Original Design, AQS QuiltWeek – Syracuse 2016.

Take a close up look at the detail work with this video from The Quilt Show.


Bailando En La Noche (Dancing in the Night) by Shelly Stokes
Bailando En La Noche (Dancing in the Night) by Shelly Stokes. Awarded Best Home Machine Workmanship, AQS QuiltWeek – Syracuse 2016.

Meet Bailando En La Noche as Shelly Stokes gives you a guided introduction to her award winning quilt.


Silk Road Sampler by Melissa Sobotka
Silk Road Sampler by Melissa Sobotka. Awarded Best Longarm Machine Workmanship, AQS QuiltWeek – Syracuse 2016.

Visit Melissa Sobotka’s site and be inspired by her portfolio.


Ewe Are My Sunshine by Janet Stone
Ewe Are My Sunshine by Janet Stone. Awarded Best of Show, AQS QuiltWeek – Syracuse 2016.


Janet stone is quilting her way through the alphabet and getting lots of attention while she’s doing it! 

Here is an article from the KC Star talking with Janet about her winning quilt when it won Best of Show last year.

Be sure to take a look at her gallery of quilts at


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Emily Herbst

This event was totally amazing! I attended last year to check out sewing machines, as I was in the market to buy a new one. I did. I was so impressed that I joined AQS. So this year I was able to really enjoy the marketplace, the competition quilts, and the other displays. I know that Syracuse wasn’t listed as a location for the 2017 Quilt Week. I sure hope you come back – I’m just starting on quilting although I’ve been sewing since I was 8 years old (I don’t want to say how long ago that was!). Please,… Read more »