DEMOTTE — American Quilter’s Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, is pleased to announce that Mary Ann Van Soest, of DeMotte, has been accepted as a contestant with her quilt, “Back Yard Shadows,” at AQS QuiltWeek in Charleston, SC.

AQS QuiltWeek — Charleston features 450 quilts from around the world. The high point of the show recognizes the artistry of today’s quiltmakers as hundreds of quilters in the AQS Quilt Contest compete for $54,000 in cash awards. Quilts in this international contest and exhibition come from around the world, with entries from 43 states and 12 countries.

Come see all the contest quilts, as well as hundreds of special exhibit quilts on display. Admission to AQS QuiltWeek can be purchased at the Charleston Area Convention Center and includes access to all special exhibitions and the Merchant Mall. Hours are Wednesday, Sept. 25, through Friday, Sept. 27. Tickets and additional information can be found at or by calling 1-270-898-7903. This event is open to the public.

About the American Quilter’s Society

The American Quilter’s Society is the largest quilting membership organization in the world. For 35 years, AQS has been the leading voice in quilting inspiration and advice. At AQS, we believe that with the proper resources, the creative individual can take their quilting projects beyond what they can imagine. For more information about the American Quilter’s Society, please visit or call 1-270-898-7903.