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28th quilt show: another success

Thanks to everyone who attended our 28th annual Kachemak Bay Quilters quilt show last weekend. We had great attendance and lots of appreciation for our works of art. This was our first year to participate in the Shorebird Challenge, an opportunity to create a wallhanging depicting birds in and around Kachemak Bay. Alice Krivitskys sandhill cranes wallhanging, Mrs. Kramden and Sprout, was voted first place; Kathy Pankratz Chickadees took second place in the challenge, and Ellen Halseths flying geese migration, North with the Sun, took third place.

Voting by attendees at the quilt show determined all our awards. The Best of Show award winner was Nebula, a swirling wall quilt designed and created by Beth Christensen. Bed quilt winners were first place: Mirage in colors of green, red, and black by Carol Renfrew; Pam Troughtons Glacier Star in shades of brown featuring the American Beauty pattern, second place; and Peggy Parsons interpretation of sea life in Under the Sea was awarded third place.

Attendee votes for wallhangings selected first place: Pam Troughtons Christmas Celebration in magenta with a round star in the middle of the hanging; second place Fractl designed by Beth Christensen using, among other embellishments, copper wire; and third place Barb Steckels My Lone Star in shades of greens and blues.

In the Other category, which included wearable art, table runners and anything that was not a wallhanging or a bed quilt, viewer votes awarded first place to Enid Keyes for her table cover Sunny Morning in My Kachemak Bay Kitchen, second place to Linda Tennison for her blue jacket and cap, and third place to Ellen Halseths Fiesta table topper.

We would especially like to thank Merry Gregg at Ulmers and Neline VanDyke at Sewciable Quilts for their continued support of our quilt show.

Margaret Lau

Kachemak Bay Quilters