Wednesday, May 8, 2013

AQS Paducah Quilt Show Part 2........

OK guys and gals!  Here it is........the photos you all have been waiting to see!  I will take you through the photos as I went through the show.  I will do my best to give credit to the artist, and give the name of the quilt.  PLEASE share this post with your friends that may not have been able to attend the show.  Make sure to comment at the end and share with us your favorite quilt!  Enjoy the show!  (My apologies for some of the photos being sideways, and or minimally out of focus.  The miniature quilts were behind glass and there was no way to get the lighting out of the shots.)

1st Place Large Wall Quilts - Home Machine Quilted
My Journey to Baltimore 
Lois Podolny, Tucson, AZ

 3rd Place Large Wall Quilts - Home Machine Quilted
Liz Jones, Leominster, Herefordshire, UK

 1st Place Large Wall Quilts -Longarm/Midarm Machine Quilted
Poppy's Rainbow
Mark L. Sherman, Coral Springs, FL

 Fall Explosion
Alice Zweck, Mason City, IA

 More Than A Memory
Kathy McNeil, Tulalip, WA

The Piecemaker's Web
Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Guild, Springfield, MO

 1st Place Group Quilts
Friends of Baltimore
Susan H. Garman, Cynthia Clark, Pat Cotter, Jerrianne Evans, Marsha Fuller, and Georgann Wrinkle
Friendswood, TX

 Fractured Star
Linda Bergmann, Elk Grove, CA

APQS Best Longarm/Midarm Machine Workmanship Award
Adventure Awaits
Sue McCarty, Roy UT

 Twenty Twelve
Judith Putnam, Paris, TN

 Janome of America Best of Show
Fiesta Mexico
Renae Haddadin and Karen Kay Buckley, Sandy, UT

View of Fiesta Mexico from back.

 AQS Best Hand Workmanship
The Charm of Small Pink Roses
Keiko Minami, Kawanishi-shi, Japan

 Spring Gift
Junko Suzuki, Yokohama-shi, Tokyo, Japan

 With Love in the Cut Glass
Chiyoko Saijo, Ebina-shi, Kanagawa, Japan

 1st Place Bed Quilts, Home Machine Quilted
Tequila Sunrise
Jean Lohmar, Galesburg, IL

 3rd Place Bed Quilts, Home Machine Quilted
Knots of Flowers
Marilyn R. Eparvier, Byron City, MI

 1st Place Bed Quilts - 1st Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest
Karen Mommsen, Rice Lake WI

 1st Place Bed Quilts - Longarm/Midarm Machine Quilted
Timeless Elegance
Sharyl L. Schlieckau, Loganville, WI

 1st Place Bed Quilts - Hand Quilted
Jacobean Dream
Linda M. Roy, Knoxville, TN

 Moda Fabrics Best Wall Quilt
Charm School
Janet Stone, Overland Park, KS

 Brother International Best Wall Machine Workmanship Award
Jennifer Day, Santa Fe, NM

 Handi Quilter Best Wall Longarm/Midarm Machine Workmanship Award
Purple Iris
Monica Troy, Lemont, IL

 1st Place Small Wall Quilts, Pictorial
God's Greatest Gift To Me Was Dad
Cindy Garcia, Racine, WI

 2nd Place Small Wall Quilts, Pictorial
Boy And His Best Friend
Jennifer Day, Santa Fe, NM

 Magic Carpet Ride
Cynthia L. Vogt, Kennewick, WA

Flora Joy, Johnson City, TN

 Recollections of  My Teacher
Masako Kiya, Nerima-ku, Tokyo, Japan

 1st Place Small Wall Quilts - Home Machine Quilted
Grandma's Stellar Array
Ann L. Petersen, Surprise, AZ

Jan Soules, Elk Grove, CA

 Gee's Ocean
Judith Putnamn, Paris, TN

 Lifelines III:  Can Something Come From Nothing?
Ricky Tims, La Veta, CO

Marcia DeCamp, Palmyra, NY

 Point Me In The Right Direction
Ann McNew, Winfield, MO
(This is my good friend and long arm quilter's entry!)

 Red Licorice
Linda McGibbon, Beaverton, MI

 Judges' Recognition
Monet in Pasadena
Melinda Bula, El Dorado Hills, CA

 1st Place Small Wall Quilts - Longarm/Midarm Machine Quilted
Imperial Blooms
Diana Trato, Yuba City, CA

 1st Place Small Wall Quilts, 1st Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest
Oklahoma Windsong
Cherrie Hampton, Oklahoma City, OK

 3rd Place Small Wall Quilts, 1st Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest
Melon Melange
Leona Harden, Lilburn, GA

 2nd Place Small Wall Quilts, 1st Entry in an AQS Paducah Contest
Pam McIntyre, Gainesville, FL

 Positive Energy
Karen Eckmeier, Kent, CT

 A Sanctuary for Special Chickens
Kat Marie Fick & Joyce Puffinbarger, Almo, KY

 Judges' Recognition
Sheila Frampton-Cooper, Van Nuys, CA

 Blue Crystal
Michiyo Fukumoto, Tokushima, Japan

 Autumn in the City
Christina Larsson, Lidingo, Sweden

 1st Place Small Wall Quilts - Hand Quilted
Baltimore Baskets
Frances Yoder, Whispering Pines, NC

 3rd Place Small Wall Quilts - Hand Quilted
Little Puzzling
Diane Lane, Wichita, KS

 The Whereabouts of a Flower
Hisako Naito, Tokushima City, Japan

 Rose Garden
Tadako Nagasawa, Showa-ku, Nagoya, Japan

 Special Exhibit
Inspired by Egypt

 Triangle Charme Quilt
Atsuko Umeki, Kitahiroshima, Hokkaido, Japan

 2nd Place Miniature Quilts
Home At Last
Kaye Koler, Amherst, OH
 1st Place Miniature Quilts
In Flanders Fields
Robin Gausebeck, Rockford, IL

 Lepidopteran #3
Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Paducah, KY

Kaffe and Karen Take Sue to New York
Jenny Chiovaro, Bacliff, TX

I realize I am missing some categories, but, I have to be honest, I was completely overwhelmed by the quality and beauty of the quilts in the show.  I did get the majority of the winners for you all to see though.  And, just so everyone knows, there was no signage about no photos being taken.  I don't want to break the law, or step on any one's toes! LOL  I hope you enjoyed the photos, and I can't wait to share with you some projects I have been working on.  Stay tuned for those next time!

As always, 
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter  


  1. Thanks for all your hard work and lovely photos! Beautiful, beautiful quilts - quite impossible to choose a favourite.

  2. Wow! I can totally get the overwhelmed part!

  3. I agree! It's hard to pick a favorite. They're all beautiful! Thanks for posting the pictures. I'm surprised at the international entries, too. Can't wait to see what you're working on!

  4. Many thanks. I do enjoy armchair quilt shows.

  5. Thanks for sharing! So much eye candy!!

  6. Thanks for sharing! They are all exquisite but for some reason I really like "more than a memory" the picture made me want to get in close and see the textures!

  7. Kevin,
    Thank you so much for sharing these photos. It is amazing at the talent. You have a great eye when taking these pictures too! (pat yourself on the back for me) :-)

    Can't wait to see your next adventures. God Bless!

  8. Your photo's are wonderful and I enable us to share the beauty and quality of the quilts on display

    Thank you

  9. You managed to get a lot of pictures! I know what you mean about the show and talent being overwhelming. I agree. Thanks for sharing!

  10. What an amazing display of talent! The pictures are amazing, but I bet it was just so fabulous to stand in front of those quilts and see them up close.

  11. What beautiful and amazing quilts! I can't even begin to pick a favorite! I noticed several pictorial quilts....where they pieced or photos?

  12. Oh My!! What a FABULOUS quilty parade!!! I will have to come back over and *stare* at these some more!!

    I. LIKED.
    I. LIKED.
    I. LIKED.

  13. These quilts are amazing. Thanks so much for posting them!

  14. Oops... Forgot... I was so overwhelmed by the beauty. My favorite is "blue crystal" or "whereabouts of a flower"... Just beautiful!

  15. Hi Kevin, I just finished looking at all the quilt pictures that you took. They are wonderful. The quilt you made for QOV was very nice. You do a great job. I am a new quilter too but not that good yet and have only finished 5. I have 2 here that I think I need to get a long arm person to finish for me since they are both king size quilts. I should of started on smaller ones first lol But I also have about 4 small ones that need to be finished (just quilted). Now that I think about it, it may be more than that lol. I love doing the piecing but am scared to do the quilting. I did take one class so far and loved doing it but we did just a little one and that was easy lol.. I hope I get as good as you have done some day. Mine all the points still don't match up perfect yet. My e-mail is