Quilts have evolved a long way from their original utilitarian purposes, today's quilts are stunning works of art.
Textile artists competed for more than $50,000 in cash awards in the Lancaster American Quilter's Society QuiltWeek , which attracts approximately 15,000 visitors. The annual event was held this year from March 21 to March 24 at the Lancaster County Convention Center, 25 South Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603. This year's winners come from 22 U.S. states and six countries.
According to the 2017 Quilting in America Survey, quilting is a $3.7 billion in dustry in the US, with 7-10 million quilters.
Here are some of the stunning works of art that won ribbons:
Look for additional upcoming articles about this exhibition.
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