Monday, March 9, 2015

Lavender Diamonds travels to Lancaster, PA for AQS Week, wins Honorable Mention

Pam Geisel with her quilt Lavender Diamonds. Photo by Bill Franz

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Local Quilter Semifinalist in International Quilt Show

Paducah, Kentucky, USA – Pam Geisel from Yellow Springs is a semifinalist (and won and Honorable Mention in the Large Quilts - Home Machine Quilted category) for the 2015 AQS QuiltWeek® – Lancaster, Pennsylvania, March 11‐14, 2015, at the Lancaster County Convention Center. Pam has been chosen to display the quilt, Lavender Diamonds, along with 200 others in this AQS contest. First, Second, and Third Place prizes in seven categories will be awarded, along with six 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 Home, and Best Longarm Quilted. Regardless of how Lavender Diamonds 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, “This year’s quilts show off the artistry of quilters in traditional as well as innovative techniques. There is something for everyone to enjoy in the Lancaster quilt contest.”

Quilts were entered in this international contest from 36 US states and 9 other countries. Come see a wide range of special exhibit quilts including: Stitch Like an Egyptian; New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Carolina Lily; the Pilgrim/Roy 2015 Invitational Challenge; Red, White, and Quilted; The WICKED™ Cherrywood Challenge; and the AQS Authors’ Exhibit.

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 Paducah, Kentucky; Syracuse, New York; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Des Moines, Iowa and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

For more information, please go to www.QuiltWeek.com.

Edited to add this quilt won "Honorable Mention" in the Large Quilts - Home Machine Quilted category. The list of winners can be seen here:
http://www.quiltweek.com/workshops/lancaster-winners-2015/ 

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