Have you wondered what the awards ceremony was like at AQS QuiltWeek® – Paducah, Kentucky 2014? Here are the highlights of our 30th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Presentation!
As attendees walked into the Carson Center, many were thrilled (some overwhelmed!) at the sight of an incredible banner that displayed images of all 30 Paducah Best of Show quilts. A lovely hors d’oeuvres buffet was spread throughout the lobby, featuring anniversary cupcakes, of course!
Besides the glittering glass trophies and the gorgeous winning quilts displayed as the winners took the stage, highlights included Meredith Schroeder’s reminiscences of the last 30 years and Caryl Bryer Fallert Gentry’s entertaining keynote speech. Caryl’s first show quilt was displayed at the very same quilt show in Bell Buckle, Tennessee, that launched Meredith’s interest in quilt contests!
To all who enter AQS QuiltWeek contests in every location – you’re all winners! Thank you for your efforts, your love of quilting, and for having the confidence to take that first online step toward showing your quilt to the world.
If you’d like to learn more about entering an AQS QuiltWeek contest, click HERE. Entry dates for 2015 will be announced soon!