Local Quilter Semifinalist in International Quilt ShowPaducah, Kentucky, USA – Susan Taylor Propst from Colorado Springs is a semifinalist for the 2018 AQS QuiltWeek® – Lancaster, Pennsylvania March 21 – 24, 2018, at the Lancaster County Convention Center. Susan Taylor has been chosen to display the quilt, BEAUTIFUL BOUQUETS, along with 200 others in this AQS contest. First, Second, and Third Place prizes in seven categories will be awarded, along with seven overall awards including Best of Show. Winners will be announced at the show and posted on the AQS website, QuiltWeek.com. More than $50,000 will be granted, including $10,000 for the Best of Show and $3,500 each for Best Wall Quilt, Best Use of Color, Best Original Design, Best Hand, Best Stationary, and Best Movable Workmanship. Regardless of how BEAUTIFUL BOUQUETS places in the final judging, all semifinalists´ quilts will be displayed at the show, which is expected to draw more than 15,000 people.
AQS Founder and President Meredith Schroeder says, “The contest quilts this year represent a wide variety of colors, scale of prints, and techniques used. There is something for everyone to enjoy in the Lancaster quilt contest.”
Quilts were entered in this international contest from 46 US states and 13 other countries. Come see a wide range of special exhibit quilts including: New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Flying Geese; Contemporary Art Quilts—U.S. and Brazil; Cherrywood Challenge 2017: Van Gogh French Gallery; SAQA: Korean Quilts Now; Statler Challenge; For the Love of Linens: Quilts by Cindy Needham; and the AQS Authors’ Showcase.
The American Quilter’s Society hosts several shows annually, each with its own quilt contest. Besides the Lancaster, Pennsylvania show, AQS hosts other prestigious shows in Daytona Beach, Florida; Paducah, Kentucky; Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Virginia Beach, Virginia.
For more information, please go to www.QuiltWeek.com.