The Museum Center at Five Points had its opening reception for this year’s “Stitches in Time” quilt show on Saturday and with the opening came a slew of winners! This year’s winners show the very best in technique, design and talent.
“We were amazed by the quality of the quilts that were entered this year! These quilts were just amazing; they are treasures,” said Lisa Chastain, curator of collections.
The first category was large contemporary: First place, Vicky Kmet created “Birds of a Feather,” second place, Robin Hewitt created “Bright Beginnings” and third place, Phyllis Corona created “Bubble Express.”
The second category was small contemporary: First place, Karen Young created “Daffodil,” second place, Vicky Kmet created “Yesterday Remembered” and third place, Deborah Fick Pulsford created “Open the Windows of Heaven, Malachi 3:10.”
The third category was duet: First place, “Wilderness Retreat” was pieced by Crazy Patch and quilted by Back Porch quilters and owned by Jacky Cory; second place, “Hawaii Sunset” was pieced by Mary Ruth Younger and quilted by Michael Ann Staggs; and third place, “Homeward Bound: Mariner’s Compass” pieced by Amy Doolittle and quilted by Sherry’s Quilting Studio.
The fourth category was group: First place, “No Greater Love” was pieced by Eastside Church of Christ Quilters and quilted by Ruth Crye; Second place, “More Than Conquerors” was pieced by Eastside Church of Christ Quilters and quilted by Ruth Crye; and third place, “Strip Twist” was pieced by Traci Wilson (DTR) and quilted by Missy Duke.
The fifth category was antique: First place, “Flower Bouquet” owned by Phyllis Callaway; second place, “Untitled” owned by Patricia L. Webb; and third place, “Rocky Mountain,” owned by Karen Downer.
The final category was color and design: First place, “Springtime Impression” created by Sue Breedlove; second place, “Lavender Fields Forever,” created by Lee Ann Endicott; and third place, “Gifts of Jewels” created by Ruth Logsdon.
The more than 90 quilts on display at this year’s show are stunning and show the true sense of quilting from hand-worked creations to machine pieced and quilted. Quilting comes in every form and fashion; come see it all at the Museum Center at Five Points.
For more information about the show, as well as the lectures and classes being offered throughout the show, call the Museum Center at 339-5745.