Young has been chosen to display the quilt, “White Emperors,” along with 170 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, Best Traditional, Best Innovative, Best Modern, and Best Computer Aided Quilts. Regardless of how White Emperors 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 said, “The quilters submitted hundreds of beautiful quilts for the inaugural AQS QuiltWeek in Chattanooga. There are styles of quilts for every taste — from wholecloth, samplers, traditional piecing and appliqué, to art quilts featuring people and animals, painting, and embellishments. This event is an art show with fibers as the medium.”
Quilts were entered in this international contest from 36 U.S. states and six other countries.