Page Alexander’s work “Variegated,“ shown above, will be featured at the 2014 AQS QuiltWeek, set for Charlotte, N.C.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Easley resident Paige Alexander is a semifinalist for the 2014 AQS QuiltWeek, set to be held in Charlotte, N.C., from July 30-Aug. 2 at the Charlotte Convention Center.
Alexander has been chosen to display her quilt, “Variegated,” along with 182 others in the AQS contest. First-, second-, and third-place prizes in seven categories will be awarded, along with seven overall awards, including best of show.
Winners will be announced at the show and posted on the AQS website, AQSshows.com. More than $50,000 will be granted, including $10,000 for the best of show and $3,500 each for best wall, traditional, innovative, modern, and computer-aided quilt. Regardless of how Alexander’s quilt places in the final judging, all semifinalists’ quilts will be displayed at the show, which is expected to draw more than 15,000 people.
“Quilting has a long history in North Carolina, (and) quilts in the AQS QuiltWeek