A panel of three professional quilt judges will select the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention quilts in each of the 15 categories in the contest. The top seven winners will be determined by popular vote.


Anyone with an email address can cast one vote – use your Smartphone, iPad, or home computer to vote online.

You will have 24 hours to vote. The voting will begin at 12:00 noon (CT) on Monday, September 10, 2018; voting will end at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

Vote Here


The winners in the AQS Quilt Contest will be honored at the AQS Winners’ Showcase With Melinda Bula at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12 at Walker Hall Events Center, 229 Madison Street, Paducah, KY 42001.

Look for the Janome America Best of Show and five other winning quilts in the Winners Gallery in the Schroeder Expo Center, and the Gammill Quilting Machines Best Wall Quilt in the River Rooms on the second floor of the Carroll Convention Center when the show opens on Wednesday, September 12 through Saturday, September 15, 2018.