Sherry Burkhart's Starry Night Takes Best in Show

Sherry Burkhart's Starry Night Takes Best in Show

In 1895, Judge Joe and Mary Cunningham put their legacy gift plan into action by deeding “The Cedars” to the Woman’s Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church to be used as an orphanage—known today as Cunningham Children’s Home. The Cedars Society honors those who have made a legacy gift in their will or estate plan to help provide care for Cunningham youth long into the future.

On Thursday, June 1, 2023, members of The Cedars Society were treated to a Festival of Quilts VIP Preview during which time they “voted” by ranking the show quilts. Earlier that same evening, our young ladies from the Girls Group Home also had the opportunity to rank their favorites. Votes were tallied and the following ribbons were awarded.


Best in Show: Starry Night

Quilt Owner: Sharon (Sherry) Burkhart

Quilted By: Nancy Fessel

Pieced by: Sherry Burkhart

Date Completed: December 2021



People’s Choice: Vertigo

Quilt Owner: Judy Murphy

Quilted By: Karen Kortman

Pieced by: Judy Murphy

Date Completed: Unknown


Honorable Mention: Crazy Quilt

Quilt Owner and Made By:

Bismark UWFaith, Judy Bodine



Honorable Mention: Garden of Bliss

Quilt Owner and Made By: Patti Anderson

Date Completed: 2023


Honorable Mention: Lush

Quilt Owner: Ann Pershing

Quilted By: Diane Winder

Pieced by: Ann Pershing

Date Completed: May 2023