AQS QuiltWeek in Paducah has closed. "Playing It" with it's 3rd place ribbon has retuned home. I have been engrossed in the Catalogue of Show Quilts 2015. Receiving an award in this show is an honor and my great pleasure! Congratulations to the other award winners: First Place, Elisabeth's Garden by Elisabeth Frolet; Second Place, In Tribute to Margaret by Virginia Davey; Honorable Mention, Chardonnay by Jenny Bacon. Our category, Small Wall Quilts-Hand Quilted consisted of 18 quilts from the United States, Australia, Japan, Canada, Germany and Brazil. Five quilts were from Japan and two were from Michigan. Tim Latimer and I will take a bow for Michigan! I have long been thrilled by the style and attention to detail accomplished by the quiltmakers from Japan, and I can't get enough of their work. With appreciation: The judges were Scott Murkin, Melinda Bula and Donna Wilder. The sponsor of our category was Panasonic. The staff and mission of The American Quilter's Society bringing us together to celebrate and promote the art and craft of quilting.