Without further chitchat, I'm starting with some of the ribbon winners. Best of Show was won by Christmas Celebrations, pieced by Debra Shepard of Wells ME and professionally quilted by Susan Foster. It was supposed to have been a tree skirt but she couldn't bear to cut out the center, so she calls it her first round quilt. It is 59" in diameter and it is a Judy Niemeyer design.
Another Judy Niemeyer design, Bali Wedding Star by Donna Crawford of Lewiston ME is 106" square. It took her 8 months to complete, is paper pieced and was professionally quilted by Alice Koroski. It won an Honorable Mention ribbon.
Mariner's Compass by Samantha Rugan of Casco ME is also a Judy Niemeyer design. It is paper pieced, professionally quilted by Alice Koroski, and sported a third place ribbon. Beautiful!
Always A Way by Dan Perkins, Rangeley ME, is an original design. Also a first place winner, it is machine pieced, and machine quilted by his wife Carol Perkins.
Luckily I got to see the back as well, which really shows off the quilting. I wonder how many hours this took?
First place winner in the wallhangings category, Eli, Cross Country by Sarah Ann Smith of Hope, ME was drawing lots of attention from viewers. It is an original design, and portrays her son Eli on a cross country trail at Camden Hills. Her machine quilting was so very well done.
That's all for now folks. I have to run. We're off to a friend's cottage for the day to escape the heat.....
To be continued.....
August is like the Sunday of summer.