Awards Almost As Abundant As Quilts

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The list of awards made at the Strawberry Patchers 17th Annual Quilt Show looks almost as abundant as the entries. Awards included first- through third-place ribbons in 11 different categories, 10 special awards, plus the Best of Show and Novice awards. That totals 45 awards.

The event filled the cultural hall at the Pine Community Center with row upon row of beautiful fabric art. Show chair Elaine Putnam said more than 700 people attended, some from as far away as Sierra Vista.

Best of Show honors went to Patty McKinney and Sue Loomis landed the Novice Award.

Category winners

Art Quilt: Maureen Pastika, first; Peter Plante, second; Lanna Sullivan, third.

Bed Quilts by Amateur: Thelma Anderson, first; Sandy Davidson, second; Mitzi Paul, third.

Bed Quilts by Professional: Patty McKinney, first; Brenda Dickenson, second; Colene Barrett, third.

Strip Exchange Challenge (in January, area quilt groups exchanged strips from which quilts were to be made): Mary Kay Eklund, first; Michele Ensign, second; Kathy MacCleary, third.

Hand Quilted: Kathy MacCleary, first; Joy Gregory, second and third place.

Small Quilt by Amateur: Alyce Leach, first; Brenda Mouw, second; Thelma Anderson, third.

Small Quilt by Professional: Monika Hancock, first; Leslie Peacock, second; Paula Smith, third.

Wall Quilt by Amateur: Rose Anne Self, first; Elaine Putnam, second; Brenda Mouw, third.

Wall Quilt by Professional: Monika Hancock, first; Maureen Pastika, second; Debbie Stanton, third.

Wearable: Judie Desrochers, first; Pat Bray, second; Karen Sue Bruns, third.

Group Quilt: Kris Lovetro, first; Karen Plante, second; Maureen Pastika, third.

Special awards

Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame: Maureen Pastika

Leap of Faith: Kris Lovetro

Pine Strawberry Business Community: Alyce Leach

Pine Strawberry Historical Society: Peter Plante

Ponderosa Piecers: Jackie Smith

Quilting Sisters: Colene Barrett

Rim Country Quilt Roundup: Patty McKinney

Shoofly Quilters: Kathy MacCleary

Strawberry Patchers: Kris Lovetro

THAT Brewery & Pub: Kris Lovetro

Proceeds from the show and its raffle will benefit the Pine Food Bank, Putnam said.

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