“Quilts are a wonderful display of our history, and they come in all sizes, colors, patterns, and are designed for many functions,” says Antique Quilt Show chairwoman Lena Jones.
Another successful show was held at the Warren County A&L Fair Saturday and Sunday, with many lovely quilts displayed for the two-day show.
Best of Show honors were bestowed on Debra Grepperud’s crazy quilt that was her great-grandmother’s wedding quilt. The treasure features embroidered initials and a wedding date of 1858. The quilt was made around 1880 in Giles County, with quilters and family members monogramming it with their names.
The People’s Choice quilt is chosen by visitor votes, and Elva Dean Bell garnered the ribbon for her pieced and embroidered quilt.
It’s been said every quilt has a story, and exhibitor Linda Moore is proud of a quilt she acquired recently. The quilt “Rocky Road to Kansas” was pieced in 1941 from flour sacks, and then was put in a paper bag and forgotten. In 2010 it resurfaced and was given to the Smyrna Church of Christ quilting group to complete. After its completion, it was donated to the Smyrna decoration and auctioned off. Moore is happy to say her son-in-law Mickey Bond purchased it and gave it to her.
Winners in the various categories include:
Pieced — Nancy Davis, first; Linda Holland, second; and Elva Dean Bell, third;
Crazy — Debra Grepperud, first; and Rickey Barks, second;
Unquilted — Judy Grissom, first, second and third;
Most Unusual — Terrena Ashburn, first; and Nancy Davis, second;
Friendship — Vanessa Panter, first; and Jean Judkins, second;
Pieced and Quilted — Faye Lusk, first and second;
Crib — Pat Merritt, first;
Coverlet — Judy Grissom, first; and Andy Dunn, second;
String — Larry Thomas, first; and Linda Moore, second;
Utility — Nancy Davis, first, and John Nunley, second;
Best of Show — Debra Grepperud
People’s Choice — Elva Dean Bell
Members of the Hearth and Home Quilters assisted with the execution of the show, as well as demonstrating the art of quiltmaking to visitors.