Rim Country Quilters Stitch Together Awards

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Andy Towle/Roundup - atowle@payson.com

The quilts displayed at the Fourth Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup Nov. 14-16 were admired by visitors.

There are an unusually large number of quilters in northern Gila County, and many of them participated in the Fourth Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup in mid-November.

The winners of the quilt show were:

• Miniature Category: first, Small Storm Ahead! by Lisa Brothman, Cottonwood Heights, Utah; second, Leftovers by Joanne Halm, Payson; third, Tempest In A Tea Cup by Barbara Polston, Phoenix.

• Small Category: first, Where’s Minnie The Mermaid by Arleen Logan, Payson; second, Blue by Monika Hancock, Pine; third, Finding Her Path by Barbara Thompson, Payson.

• Medium Category: first, Down Memory Lane by Joy Lawson, Payson; second, Carnival by Debbie Stanton, Pine; third, Christmas Stars in Payson, Nikki Jones, Phoenix.

• Large Category: first, Stars of the Southwest by Caroline R. Johnson, Payson; second, Posies for Paul by Mitzi Paul, Strawberry; third, Winds of Alaska by Monika Hancock, Pine.

• Wearables: first, French Wine Vest, Evelyn Link, Mesa; second, Desert Fusion, Leslie Peacock, Payson; third, Precious Purse, Joy Lawson, Payson.

• Juniors: first, Leaping Frogs by Kevin Donsbach, Pine.

• Best Quilt for a First-Time Quilt Show Entrant, Twisted Bargello by Mardi Norwood, Mesa.

• Best Appliqué Quilt: Garden Wedding by Brenda Cornell, Payson.

• Best Hand Quilted: Down Memory Lane by Joy Lawson, Payson.

• Best Use of Color: Carnival by Debbie Stanton, Pine.

• Best Machine Quilted: Finding Her Path by Barbara Thompson, Payson.

• Best Professional Machine Quilted: Debbie Stanton, Pine for Caroline R. Johnson, Payson.

• Payson Mayor’s Choice Award: Winds of Alaska by Monika Hancock, Pine.

• Gila County Supervisor Tommie Martin Award: My Two Year Quilt by Judie Desrochers, Payson.

• Rim Country Chamber Award: Time and Season by Carol Simons, Mesa.

• Threadplayers’ Choice Award: Backyard #3 by Lisa Brothman, Cottonwood Heights, Utah.

• Shoofly’s Choice Adult Award: Patty McKinney, Star Valley.

• Shoofly’s Choice Pre-Teen Award: Kevin Donsbach, Pine.

• Strawberry Patchers’ Choice Award: Down Memory Lane by Joy Lawson, Payson.

• Wilma Hitterman Best Treadle/Hand Crank Award: Peach Garden, Susan Garrett, Payson.

• Viewers’ Choice Best of Show: Stars of the Southwest by Caroline R. Johnson, Payson.

• Which Quilt Would You Like to Take Home?: Garden Wedding by Brenda Cornell, Payson.

• Most Humorous Quilt and Favorite Children’s Themed Quilt: Brenda Dickinson, Strawberry.

• Which Wearable Would You Like to Wear?: Desert Fusion by Leslie Peacock, Payson.

• Western Themed Quilt: Blue by Monika Hancock, Pine.

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