Fowler wins Best in Show at quilt show

Published 10:22 pm Monday, June 17, 2013

Karen Fowler of Inman won Best in Show at the 2013 Landrum Show. (photo by Ellen Henderson)

Karen Fowler of Inman won Best in Show at the 2013 Landrum Show. (photo by Ellen Henderson)

Karen Fowler of Inman won Best in Show at the 2013 Landrum Show for her hand-quilted queen size Cathedral Window quilt, composed of 1,444 individual “windows.”  She also received a blue ribbon in its category.
Some 59 ribbons were awarded Saturday, June 15 from among more than 150 quilts in 15 different categories. Show guests voted on Thursday and Friday for their favorites. Attendance for the three-day show, held in the gym at Landrum Middle School, was approximately 1,100.
Lynn Grable, Marilyn Hagopian and Sybil Radius were co-chairs for the biennial show, sponsored by the Landrum Quilters. Bill Jackson of Drayton held the winning ticket for the show quilt, Passing Fancy.

People’s choice ribbons
Large bed quilts – hand quilted:  First, Karen Fowler, Cathedral Window; second, Carol Hediger, Garden Bunnies; third, Debbie Williams, Heartfelt Comfort.
Large bed quilts – machine-quilted:  First, Sybil Radius, The Glow of Autumn; second, Debi Miller, Galaxy Star II; third, Sue Burton, French Braid en Pourpre.
Lap/throw quilts: First, Collette Kocinski, Dinner Anyone?; second, Debi Miller, Grandma’s Flowers; third, Julie Precourt, Hobo Quilt.
Crib/juvenile theme quilts:  First, Phyllis Cole, The Lion’s Den; second, Lois Bruckner, Peekaboo Crib Quilt; third, Carol Hediger, Sailboat.
First entry quilts:  First, Diane Hollis, Glimpse of Light; second, Betty Caudill,  Floral Chain; third, Joan Powell, Sisters.
Large wall quilts – pieced:  First, Barb Massey, Carnival; second, Judy Kimbrell, Moon in the Window; third, Eva Nicklaw, Nine Patch
Large wall quilts – appliquéd/pieced: First, Ellen Henderson, Flecker Flowers; second, Sybil Radius, The Ties of My Life; third, Barb Versnick,  House on a Hill.
Small wall quilts – pieced:  First, Willa Garber, Joyful Creations; second, Ruth Pollow, Sunflower; third, Betty Fortner, Garden of Light.
Small wall quilts – appliquéd/pieced: First place tie:  Linda Bennett, My Blue Heaven, and Dianne Barnhill, My Batik Garden; second, Phyllis Cole, My Rhododendron Garden; third, Diane Hollis, Petal Play Carnival.
Art quilts:  First, Debi Miller, For Everything There Is A Season; second, Laraine Wells, Sea Glass; third, Dianne Barnhill, Bountiful Buttons.
Miniature quilts:  First: Debi Miller, Grandma & Diggy-Dog; second, Judy Gallman, Mariner’s Compass; third, Darleen Sanford, Memories of Charleston.
Bed quilt – professionally paid quilting: First, Connie Wells, Jumping Jack Phlash II; second, Emily Boisvert, The Colour Rose; third, Judy Gallman, What Was I Thinking?
Mixed techniques – professionally paid quilting: First, Collette Kocinski, Country Faire; second, Donna Edwards, Fantastic; third, Della DeSantis, Proud To Be An American.
Wearable art/accessories: First, Dianne Barnhill, Sassy Jacket; second, Willa Garber, Maple Leaf Jacket; third, Sybil Radius, View From My Windows vest.
Home decor: First, Sybil Radius, Muffet’s Crazy-Fancy Tuffet; second, Judith Kuntz, More Wildflowers table runner; third, Debi Miller, Chinese Coins table runner.
– article submitted by Ellen Henderson

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