Congrats! Congrats! Congrats to everyone who entered the 2017 AQS Quiltweek – Daytona Beach Quilt Contest!

Take a look at all of these inspiring quilts…


Best of Show

Silk Road Sampler, Melissa Sobotka, Richardson, TX

Watch as Melissa Sobotka talks with Bonnie Browning about her award winning quilt.


Best Wall Quilt

Tuscany Village, Claudia Scheja, Werne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


Best Use of Color

When I’m 64, Diane J. Evans, Schenectady, NY

Best Original Design

By the Chimney with Care, Karen Turnbull, Laguna Niguel, CA

Best Hand Workmanship

My Sweet House with KIRARA, Ayako Kawakami, Chiba, Japan

Best Stationary Machine Workmanship

Ewe Are My Sunshine, Janet Stone, Overland Park, KS


Best Movable Machine Workmanship

The Paisley Peacock, Bethanne Nemesh, Allentown, PA


Large Quilts – Stationary Machine Quilted             

First:   Tropical Punch, Ann Horton, Redwood Valley, CA

Second: Victory, Colette Dumont, Saint-Romain, Quebec, Canada

Third: The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts, Cassandra Ireland Beaver, Urbana, OH

Honorable Mention: With All My HEARTS, Helen Williams Butler, Alpine, UT



Large Quilts – Movable Machine Quilted

First:  Lazy Afternoon, Hiroko Miyama and Masanobu Miyama, Chofu City, Tokyo, Japan

Second: Cache of Carats, Gail Stepanek and Jan Hutchison, New Lenox, IL

Third: Reflections of Cape Town, Cynthia England, Dickinson, TX

Honorable Mention: Barbara’s Circle, Beth Nufer and Clem Buzick, Brookings, OR


Hand Quilted Quilts  

First:  Shellabration, Christine Wickert, Penfield, NY

Second:  Fun and Fancy, Zena Thorpe, Chatsworth, CA

Third:  Primrose and Promises, Cathy Bingham, Knoxville, TN

Honorable Mention:  Consider the Lilies, Audra Rasnake, Meadowview, VA




Wall Quilts – Stationary Machine Quilted

First: Magical Toys, Flora Joy, Johnson City, TN

Second: Dear Me! Inspired by Dear Jane, Claire Victor, Scottsdale, AZ

Third:Technicolor Deco, Shirley Gisi, Colorado Springs, CO

Hon. Mention: Color Flow, Brenda S. Roach, Bloomfield, IN




Wall Quilts – Movable Machine Quilted                  

First: Wickedly Green, Deborah Poole, Shelley, ID

Second: Springtime in the Geisha’s Garden, Margaret Solomon Gunn, Gorham, ME

Third: Stars & Sparks, Judy Mercer Tescher, Pendleton, IN

Honorable Mention: Blessed Baltimore, Sherry Southgate, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada



Wall Quilts – Pictorial

First: Emma in the Looking Glass, Lenore Crawford, Midland, MI

Second: Mac Macaw, Deb Crine, Marco Island, FL

Third:  Poinsettia, Laura Ruiz, Malabar, FL

Honorable Mention: The Goose Factory, Claudia Clark Myers, Duluth, MN


Wall Quilts – 1st Entry in an AQS Daytona Beach Quilt Contest

First: Blue Throated Barbet, Deb Crine, Marco Island, FL

Second:  Solitaire, Lisa Maechtlen, Anchorage, AK

Third:  Arpeggio, Beth Schillig, Columbus, OH

Honorable Mention: Moroccan Moonfire, Tami Graeber and Judi Doud, Tucson, AZ


Viewers’ Choice: Summer’s Delight, Sheila Quinn, Stuart, FL


















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Diane Engels

What quilt won fan favorite? Why did you not show a photo of the winner?

Hi Diane. We have updated this post to include the Viewers’ Choice winner: Summer’s Delight by Sheila Quinn of Stuart, FL. Thank you.