Quilt winners recognized

Thanks to everyone who attended our 31st annual quilt show last weekend. We had great attendance and lots of appreciation for our works of art. Again this year we participated in the Shorebird Challenge, wallhangings depicting birds around Kachemak Bay. Charlene Ditton’s “Loon” was voted first place, Janet Bacher’s “Oriental Cranes” was voted second place in the challenge and Ruby Nofziger’s “Plovers” took third place. Voting by attendees at the quilt show determined all our awards. The Best of Show award winner was Patrice Krant’s wallhanging, “Raven.”  

Large bed quilt winners were first place, Amber Niebuhr’s paper-pieced purple and teal “Glacier Star”; Carol Wean’s “Birds of Indiana” was voted second place; and third place was a tie between Mary Lou Burton’s multicolored gold “Cathedral Windows” and Dana Lewis’ pink star quilt with scalloped border and piping. 

Attendee votes for small quilts selected first place Wendy Anderson’s three-dimensional “Trees”; Eileen Wythe’s pink and black quilt was voted in second place; and third place went to Lynn Bittner’s self-designed Lego men.

Wall art votes selected as first place Karrie Youngblood’s paper-pieced “Fireweed”; Gundega Snepste received the second place ribbon for her self-designed “Towers”; and third place award was a tie between Patrice Krant’s “Here Comes the Sun Flowers” wallhanging and Eileen Wythe’s “Floral Abstract.” 

In the “Other” category, which included wearable art, table runners or anything that was not a bed quilt or wallhanging, viewer votes awarded first place to Ruby Nofziger for her teal and blue jacket; second place went to Guiguite Yett for her red, white and blue tabletopper; and third place was awarded to Enid Keyes for her embroidered blue and gold pillow.

A big thank you to Ulmer’s for accommodating quilt registration and to Merry Gregg and Ulmer’s staff for their continued support of the quilt show. A gigantic thanks to the Cunningham Crew — Thane, Heidi, Rowyn and Samantha — for patient, tireless, ladder climbing to hang our quilts. 

Margaret Lau

Kachemak Bay Quilters