Humboldt woman is in 'Olympics of Quilting'

Humboldt's Diane Lehman is a semifinalist for the 2019 American Quilter's Society QuiltWeek in Paducah, KY later this month.

Local quilter Diane Lehman is a semifinalist for the 2019 American Quilter’s Society (AQS) QuiltWeek held in Paducah, KY, April 24-27.
Diane has been chosen to display the quilt, Dimensional Explosion, along with 409 others from around the world in the annual contest, now in its 35th year.
Three quilting authorities will judge this elite group in Paducah, awarding first, second and third place prizes in 16 categories, along with nine overall awards.
Cash awards totaling $125,000 will be granted,
Lehman said Paducah is her “Olympics in quilting.”
“People come from all over the world. If they come from that distance you know their work is outstanding,” Lehman said.
Lehman plans to go to Paducah in a few weeks for the show, where her quilt will be hanging on display. The quilt took her hundreds of hours to complete. She’s had the quilt appraised as it has significant value.
Read the full report and see photos of some of Lehman's work exclusively in this week's Humboldt Independent. On sale at newsstands and available online or to your door by clicking on the link at the top of this page.

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