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Winners announced for Shipshewana Quilt Festival

Winners in the various categories at the Shipshewana Quilt Show have been announced.

    The Best of Show quilt this year was made by Sherry Reynolds of Laramie, Wyo. She won the grand prize with her quilt titled “America, Let it Shine.”

    In the Large-Pieced category, first place went to Alice Arnett of Laramie, Wyo., for her quilt titled “Fire in the Sky.” Second place in this category was awarded to Gail Stepanek of Minong, Wisc., for “Me and My Shadow.” In third place was Claudia Clark Meyers of Duluth, Minn. Her quilt was titled “Casablanca.”

   The Small-Pieced category winner was Cheryl Baker of Middlebury with “Pink Chocolate Diamonds.” Second place went to Linda McGibbon of Beaverton, Mich., with “Red Licorice,” and in third place was Myrna Ficken of St. George, Utah, with “Hot Times.”

    In the Appliqué-Large category, Richard Larson of Carrollton, Texas, took first place with “Folk Art in Bloom.” Judy Hasch of Ruskin, Fla., placed second with “Sailing With Mary.” Gail Smith of Barrington, Ill., placed third with “Hugs and Kisses.”

    In the Appliqué-Small category, Dawn Gerber of Hanover, Penn., placed first with “Feathered Stars.” Rebecca Yoder of Goshen took second with “Take Your Pick,” and Doris Goins of Kendallville, Ind., took third with “Sweet Maggie Moo.”

    Terry Kramzar of Kennett, Penn., won the Mixed Techniques-Large category with “Mayapples.” In second place was Sandra Leichner of Albany, Ore., with “Tea with Miss D,” and in third place was Claudia Pfeil of Krefeld, Germany, with “The Magical Mermaid’s Castle.”

    The winner of the Mixed Techniques-Small category was Patsy Heacox of Green Valley, Ariz., with “Chief Gall.” Judy Alexander of Marietta, Ga., was awarded second place for “A Matter of Time.” Henrietta Mac of Wayne, Mich., won third place for “Accidental Happening.”

    The Best Hand Quilted prize went to Barbara Clem of Rockford, Ill., for “Angel’s Trumpet.”

    Claudia Pfeil of Krefeld, Germany, won the Best Machine Quilted category with “Cordoba.”

    The quilt show continues at the Shipshewana Event Center through Saturday, June 29. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.