TOP PHOTO: Quilt Judge Shari Pierce carefully evaluates “Fish Bowl” by Michelle Crumple of Clinton.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (SPECIAL TO WLAF) — Sew Mates, a group of quilters who collaborate weekly, won “Best of Quilts” and a $100 prize for their quilt entry, “Purple Rain.” The quilt features a multi-colored array of jewel-toned fabric in a star pattern.

“The entries in this show demonstrate that the tradition of top-notch quilting in eastern Tennessee is thriving,” said experienced quilt show judge Shari Pierce of Benton, Ky, after evaluating 47 show entries. She used a standard quilt show scoring rubric to judge each quilt for visual impact, design and construction. Volunteers then tabulated the scores to determine the winning entries.

Quilt Judge Shari Pierce examines the workmanship of Joyce Morgan’s entry, “Fabulous Forty.”

Judging took place at The Quilt Patch inside Woodson’s Mall in LaFollette. “Our community is home to a large and vibrant array of sewing enthusiasts many who participate in skill building and service-oriented sewing groups based from our place of business,” said Marie King, manager of The Quilt Patch. “We were thrilled to host the judging location and, even more than that, to serve as the place where so many of these quilters found their inspiration.”

All quilt show entries will be on display Sept. 24 from 10 am to 5 pm inside the Cove Lake State Park Recreation Pavilion adjacent to Rickard Ridge Restaurant. Attendees of the show are invited to participate in a silent auction for two top-quality quilts donated by the Laff-a-Lotte Guild and Sew Mates. Auctions will be donated to Ukrainian war refugees and for children’s charity projects.

For information on this year’s Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival, visit HERE.

For more information about the Campbell County quilting community, please see:

Marie King, manager of The Quilt Patch, (423) 562-4420
Roxane Strait, president of the Laff-a-Lotte Guild, r.strait2013@gmail.com
Donna Tipton, leader of Sew Mates, dondav@highland.net
Betty Holt, president of Piecemakers

COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS BY CATEGORY

Group

 “Purple Rain” by Tuesday Sew Mates of LaFollette *BEST OF QUILTS*

 “Tuesday’s Ruby” by Tuesday Sew Mates of LaFollette

 Double Wedding Ring by Annie Andersen/Betty Holt/Diana McCracken of Clinton

Small Non-Bedding

 “Star Drops” by Donna Tipton of Oneida

 Seahorse Collage by Chris Glady of Oneida

 Wall Hanging by Judy Parker of Jacksboro

Medium and Large Non-Bedding

 “Witch’s Retreat” by Maxine Wantuch of Caryville

 “Gary’s Old Glory” by Roxane Strait of LaFollette

 “Greenhouse Flowers” by Nancy Crumpley of Knoxville

Small Pieced Bedding Quilted by Entrant

 “Bringing Home the Christmas Tree” by Donna Tipton of Oneida

 “Christmas Truck” by Darlene and Frank Wright of Knoxville

 “Fish Bowl” by Michelle Crumpley of Clinton

Medium Pieced Bedding Quilted by Entrant

 “The Way” by Donna Tipton of Oneida

 “Go Big Orange” by Darlene and Frank Wright of Knoxville

 Purple and Pink Floral by Diana McCracken of Clinton

Large Pieced Bedding Quilted by Entrant

 “Compass Rose” by Chris Glady of Oneida

 “Fabulous Forty” (primary colors) by Joyce Morgan of Seffner, FL/LaFollette, TN

 “Fabulous Forty” (pastel colors) by Joyce Morgan of Seffner, FL/ LaFollette, TN

Medium Pieced Bedding by Entrant and Quilted by Hire

 “Stormy Stars” Lois Boles of Jellico

 “Twenty Turned” by Roxane Strait of LaFollette

 “Indian Summer” by Jewell Lay of Pioneer

Large Pieced Bedding by Entrant and Quilted by Hire

 “Quick Trip” by Jewell Lay of Pioneer

 “Thirties Blocks” by Betty Holt of Oneida

 “Log Cabin” by Nancy Hazzard of Caryville

(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/23/2022-6AM)

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