CHADRON FESTIVAL OF QUILTS ANOTHER SUCCESS

Posted 2 years ago

By John Axtell

Quilt - fan - 3Over 400 people visited the 19th annual Chadron Festival of Quilts over its three-day run, despite the snowstorm that dumped nearly two feet of snow just days it open.

Festival Committee Chairman Janice McCallum says there were198 entries from 74 quilters, with displays and other items bring the total of fabric art pieces to nearly 250 pieces.

This year’s festival theme of  A Quilt FANtasay…celebrating and requiring the use of the ‘fan block’ design…drew 74 entries with McCallum herself coming away with the win in the only judged competition of the festival.

There was a tie for Best of Theme honors between Charlotte Kriz of Chadron and Joyce Brooks of Rapid City, while another Rapid City quilter…Mary Ann Clark…took Best of Show.

Best of Show Mary Ann Clark, Rapid City, S.D.

Best of Theme: (tie) Joyce Crooks, Rapid City, S.D., Charlotte Kriz, Chadron

Large hand quilted: 1. Carol Wacker, Hemingford 2. Deb Soester, Crawford

Large, non-professionally machine quilted: 1 Patty Calhoun, Whitney 2. (tie) Vina Bronson, Hay Springs, Carol Lewin, Hay Springs

Small hand quilted: 1. Vivian Spencer, Alliance 2. Judi Frahm, Crawford

Small professionally machine quilted: 1. Marlene Heiting, Hay Springs 2. (tie) Sharon Hardin, Gordon, Martha Woodhouse, Gordon

Small non-professionally machine quilted: 1. Katy Miller, Chadron 2. Cheryl Johnson, Hay Springs

Applique quilts: 1. Jolene Pieper, Hay Springs 2. Carol Doyle, Rapid City, S.D.

Tied quilts 1. Patricia Speer, Chadron 2. Clifford E. Rininger, Rushville

Art quilts: 1. Jolene Pieper, Hay Springs 2. Kathaleen Mead, Burwell

Miniature quilts: 1. Donna Mittleider, Rapid City, S.D. 2. Donna Mittleider, Rapid City, S.D.

Miscellaneous: 1. Deann Jensen, Hay Springs 2. Vi Lembke, Hemingford

Youth quilts 1. Kylah Rudloff, Crawford

Challenge quilts: 1. Janice McCallum, Chadron 2. Janice McCallum, Chadron.