First quilt show in the books
Arlen Bird, Union, earned top honors as show champion for her "American Glory" quilt, a reproduction of a quilt first stitched in the early 1800s.
Sue Bruss, Huntley, claimed the People's Choice Award with her "Who Doesn't Love Christmas (Presents)" – Raw edge reverse applique made using leftover fabrics "from her stash."
The overall results are as follows:
• Hand Quilted Bed Size - Appliqued: First, Bird (declined prize money); Second, Annette Hagerty, Harvard
• Wall Quilts - Pieced, Appliqued, Mixed Media or Other: First, Janet Meyer, Huntley; Second, Christine Bienek,Crystal Lake
• Heirloom (pre-1965): First and Second, Barbara Peterson, Prairie Grove.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our first, in what we are confident, will be a long line of yearly shows. Special thanks to Fabric, Fiber & Finds and Material Girl for their donations and to volunteers Dale Morton, Bill Dysart and Bob Lee for creating the quilt stands.