39th annual smoky mountain
quilt show & competition
2019 Special award winners
Click on the ribbon to see the name of the winner of that special award.
Entries by category
the 2019 Recipient of the viewers' Choice award
Andrew Lee stands in front of his quilt, "Shock and Awe," after receiving the Viewer's Choice award near the close of the 39th Annual Smoky Mountain Quilters Quilt Show and Competition, August 3, 2019. Andrew's quilt is made of 12,000 1-inch squares depicting the World War II image of U.S. Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima.
Andrew, a U.S. Army Veteran and current member of the National Guard, served two tours of duty in Iraq. He relies upon quilting to soften the effects of PTSD and to spend more time with his wife when he isn't on the road as a truck driver. However, much of this 110" x 110" quilt was stitched in the truck he has equipped with a sewing machine and mini studio. He finds quilting relaxing and uses this activity to wind down after long hours on the road.
When he is not creating his own quilts, Andrew can be found making Quilts of Valor to present to other veterans. It is rumored that he is already planning another quilt much like "Shock and Awe," and it will be even larger. We are proud to have Andrew as a fellow member of Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee.