Dr. Teri O'Meara

Punch Bowl Quilt by Dr. Teri O’Meara originally was pieced by her in the 1960s and recently was recovered from an attic and heirloom quilted. O’Meara has qualified, with this piece, as a semifinalist in an American Quilter’s Society competition.

CENTREVILLE — Dr. Teri O’Meara from Centreville is a semifinalist for the 2015 American Quilter’s Society QuiltWeek contest in Lancaster, Pa., March 11 to 14.

O’Meara has been chosen to display the quilt, Punch Bowl Quilt, along with 200 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 Quilt, Best Use of Color, Best Original Design, Best Hand, Best Home and Best Longarm Quilted. Regardless of how Punch Bowl 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.

“This year’s quilts show off the artistry of quilters in traditional as well as innovative techniques,” AQS Founder and President Meredith Schroeder said. “There is something for everyone to enjoy in the Lancaster quilt contest.”

Quilts were entered in this international contest from 36 states and nine other countries. The American Quilter’s Society hosts several shows annually, each with its own quilt contest.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.