Milestone: Sequim quilter Marla Varner sees piece place fourth

American Quilter’s Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, announced last week that Marla Varner of Sequim took fourth place overall at the AQS QuiltWeek-Fall Paducah event in Paducah, Ky., with her quilt, “At the Junction.” AQS QuiltWeek-Fall Paducah features almost 700 quilts from around the world. The high point of the show recognizes the artistry of today’s quilt makers as hundreds of quilters in the AQS Quilt Contest compete for $121,250 in cash awards. Quilts in this international contest and exhibition include entries from 38 states and 16 countries. For more about the American Quilter’s Society, see