The open class quilt competition kicked off the Logan County Fair Saturday, and the award-winning creations of local quilters are on display throughout this week at the open class building.
In Division 1 hand-quilted items, Best of Show honors went to Teresa Morris, and a Reserve Best of Show to Diane Smith.
For Division 2 home-sewing machine quilted, Kim Comer and Yvonne Siler received Best of Show and Reserve Best of Show, respectively.
Sharon Johnson swept the top two Best of Show awards Division 4 longarm-quilted, entrant pieced and quilted items, and Lois Stoll swept the top awards for Division 5 professional quilted.
In Division 6 other quilted items, Best of Show went to Diane Smith, and Stoll received the reserve award.
Best of Show and Reserve Best of Show monetary awards are sponsored by the Logan Piecemakers Quilt Guild.
This year’s quilt display also includes many items featuring the quilting guild’s service projects.
A veteran’s quilt salutes the more than 200 lap size quilts made by members and presented to local veterans through the Veteran’s Day program in each county school.
A striking blue and yellow quilt represents one of four quilts made up of blocks created by members. Quilts were then pieced by Eleanor Kirkbride and the one on display at the fair was quilted by Sharon Johnson, to be donated to the victims of the Ukraine war.
The guild’s current service project is 900 pillowcases to be donated to needy children through the Logan County Bikers for Santa. This group is dedicated to raising public awareness, collecting toys, needed supplies and raising funds to brighten the lives of underprivileged children within Logan County.
The Logan Piecemakers also are making plans to celebrate their 40th year in 2023 and will begin celebration projects this September. They will offer beginning quilting classes in a three part program on Sept. 17, Oct. 15 and Nov. 19.
Cost is $15 per person and sign up is at the fair or interested persons can contact Lois Stoll at [email protected] or (937) 935-2333.
–“If you’ve always wanted to learn to quilt this is a great opportunity,” Stoll said.