All we can say is WOW!
What a great two days at the 15th Annual Festival of Quilts. With more than 30 quilts in the show and nearly 70 quilts for auction, our visitors were delighted with what they saw. And what we saw were smiles on faces. And lots of them! Few left empty-handed. Whether it was a quilt from the auction, a boutique quilt, a treasure from the gift shop or a delicious homemade baked goodie, our 1,466 visitors took advantage of all the Festival of Quilts has to offer. See Festival Day 2 photos here.
"Dave’s Chicken Quilt" by Dorothy Kipling (owner) and quilted by Linda McMillan ran away with three awards, including the People's Choice Award with the most votes in the penny jars. Determining the Quilt Show winners seems to always be the toughest job for our judges. They were indeed impressed with each and every work of art, but here is their best of the best:
|Best Bed Quilt - Hand Quilted: "Elaina’s Quilt" by Meghan Firchau|
|Honorable Mention Bed Quilt - Hand Quilted: "Ava’s Quilt" by Meghan Firchau|
|Best Bed Quilt - Machine Quilted: "Dave’s Chicken Quilt" by Dorothy Kipling (owner), quilted by Linda McMillan|
|Honorable Mention Bed Quilt - Machine Quilted: "Sampler Quilt" by Ann Pershing (owner), quilted by Connie Lightle|
|Best Antique Quilt: "Laura and Marie’s Quilt" by Ruth Beaty (owner), quilted by Marie Beaty|
|Honorable Mention Antique Quilt: "Crazy Quilt" by Vera Maase, quilted by her Mother-in-Law|
|Best Baby Quilt: "St. Louis Stars" by Dolly Chapman, quilted by Winnie Reid|
|Honorable Mention Baby Quilt: "Friendly Faces" by Victoria Johnson|
|Best Wall Hanging or Lap Quilt: "Toco Toucan" by Becky Billman|
|Honorable Mention Wall Hanging or Lap Quilt: "Circles Squared" by Patti Anderson|
|People's Choice: "Dave’s Chicken Quilt" by Dorothy Kipling (owner), quilted by Linda McMillan|
|Judge's Choice: "Dave’s Chicken Quilt" by Dorothy Kipling (owner), quilted by Linda McMillan|
|Judge's Choice: "Spring Flowers" by Sherry Sollers|