Thanks to everyone who attended our 29th 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, an opportunity to create wallhangings depicting shorebirds around Kachemak Bay. Janet Bacher’s “Day at the Beach” was voted first place; Ingeborg Rathke’s “Stopover During Migration” was voted second place in the challenge; and “Cranes” by Bette Seaman took third place.
Voting by attendees at the quilt show determined all our awards. The Best of Show award winner was Alice Krivitsky’s bed runner, a Judy Niemeyer pattern. Bed quilt winners were, first place, Kathy Pankratz’ “Wonky Block” quilt; Pat Melone’s Judy Niemeyer pattern with matching pillowslips was voted in second place; and third place went to Pam Young’s flannel baby quilt, a crazy quilt with embroidery.
Attendee votes for wallhangings selected first place: Beth Christensen’s “Ocean;” second place was won by Neline VanDyke for her free-form quilted blue quilt with orange center; and Glenda Rosenbalm’s “Family Heritage” wallhanging won third place.
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 Enid Keyes for her “Autumn” table topper; second place also was awarded to Enid Keyes for her “Little Runner Dreaming of Spring;” Laveda Youngblood won third place for her “Beautiful Teacups” tablecloth.
Special thanks again this year from Kachemak Bay Quilters to Merry Gregg at Ulmer’s and Neline VanDyke at Sewciable Quilts for their continued support of our quilt show.