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Quilting therapeutic hobby for best of show winner

Nancy Post of Bellefontaine was in tears Monday when she learned that she had been named one of the best of show winners during quilt judging at the Logan County Fair.

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ABOVE: Winners in the quilt judging Monday included, from the left, Janet Bell of Huntsville, reserve best of show for her full-size pieced quilt; Nancy Post of Bellefontaine, best of show for a full-size quilt; Anita Stanley of West Liberty, best of show awards for her pieced full-size quilt top and a small quilt; and Nancy Losey of West Liberty, reserve honors for a quilted Christmas table topper. BELOW: Winners in the needlework judging Monday included Fran Sutherly of Huntsville, left, reserve best of show honors for her counted cross-stitch piece, and Margaret Bible, best of show honors for crocheting and knitting and reserve best of show for crocheting.  FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Judge Carol Ginter of Harrod, left, closely examines a full-size quilt top Monday with the help of Jean Roush, center, and Cindy Boone during the Logan County Fair open class quilt judging. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY HOCHSTEDLER)

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Her full-size quit with a floral border and geometric design was tops in the category for quilts that are pieced by the participants, but paid to have quilted by a professional.

The city resident’s emotional reaction comes after a long journey throughout the past five years while her husband, Gene, was recovering from a brain hemorrhage. She said she took up quilting to help pass the time.

“This is what I’ve done while he was in the hospital or at home. It sure beats just sitting around and doing nothing.”

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