Quilt Roundup A Crazy Success

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The Rim Country Quilt Roundup was a huge success for a first-time show, according to Nancy Volz, a member of the committee that presented the event.

Following is a list of the Rim Country Quilt Roundup quilt show and raffle winners:

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The first Rim Country Quilt Roundup was an overwhelming success according to organizers John and Debbie Stanton. Close to 2,000 attended the show, which featured quilts from around the nation. Plans are already under way for next year.

First Annual Quilt Roundup Winners

Viewer's Choice -- Best of Show

Threadplayers (Nancy Bollard, Louise Bossert, Terry Hale, Joy Lawson, Alyce Leach, Arleen Logan, Janet Martin, Sandy Phillips, Roberta Schaffer, Rose Anne Self, Dorothy Tatsch, Georgia Thorne, Pamela Trapeur, Sandra Gill), Rim Country Experience

Viewer's Choice -- Large Quilts

First: Dixie O'Hara, Queen Anne Star

Second: Threadplayers, Rim Country Experience

Third: Terry Doyle, Party Time

Viewer's Choice -- Medium Quilts

First: Debbie Vaughn, Feathered Star

Second: Gina Perkes, Raspberry Truffle

Third: Linda Yantis, My Grandmother Came From Norway

Viewer's Choice -- Small Quilts

First: Georgia Thorne, Forest Rain Dance

Second: Joy Lawson, My Appliqu├ęd Crewel Design

Third: Arleen Logan, Awesome Blossom

Viewer's Choice -- Miniature Quilts

First: Terry Doyle, Summer Garden

Second: Monika Hancock, Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars

Third: Arleen Logan, Letters Home

Viewer's Choice Best Quilt for a First Time Quilt Show Entrant

Maureen Pastika, Sun Bonnet Sue Clothes Line

Judged Awards

The exhibition judges were Diane Pitchford and Rita Blocksom, both of Phoenix.

Best Machine Quilted: Raspberry Truffle, Gina Perkes

Best Hand Quilted: Linda Yantis, My Grandmother is from Norway

Best Use of Color in a Quilt: Tracey Brauer, Folk Art Amish

Best Quilt for a First Time Quilt Show Entrant: Linda Matteotti, Color Wash Irish Chain

Special Award courtesy of Jo Holiman of Payson

Pioneer Award for Best Scrap Quilt: Trudy Ooms, Dreamcatcher for Maria and Gene

Mayor's Award (Mayor Barbara Brewer): Joy Lawson, Grandmother's Flower Garden

Rim Country Chamber of Commerce Award (Tina Bruess): Judy Alender, Bride's Wreath for Grandma Rose

Threadplayers Award for Most Innovative Quilt: Terry Doyle, Fairy Tale

The PFAFF/Quilter's Outpost Quilt Expression 2046 Sewing Machine (Retail Value: $2250) was won by Ellen McGuire, Payson.

Raffle Quilts

Heber/Overgaard Pine Needlers: Joanne Battershall, Scottsdale.

Payson Quilting Bees: Sandy Stan, Mesa.

Sunbonnet Sue Visits the Rim Country: Lita Nicholson, Payson.

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