Winners at Utah State University's Festival of the American West quilt contest were recently announced. Prizes were awarded for best of show, feature winner, people's choice and centennial competition category.
Several quilts receieved top score awards as well.According to Carolyn Cragun, area representative of the Utah Quilt Guild, 60 quilts were shown at the Festival of the American West.
Competition began earlier in the year, coordinated through the Utah Quilt Guild. There were eight regional shows state-wide and 160 quilts were seen.
Best of Show Award went to Anna Mae Hill Ebert, Salt Lake City, for her quilt "Richmond's May." The quilt uses a drunkard's path pattern and includes 1,440 pieces in the center portion and 282 pieces in the border. The quilt required more than 2,000 hours to complete.
The People's Choice Award was given to Darlene Scow, Salt Lake City, for her "Rose Sampler." The quilt also received a top score award from competition judges. Her quilt was completed in 600 hours.
Feature category (applique) winner was Elline M. Craig, Bountiful. In addition to extensive applique work, the quilt includes stipple and feather quilting. The work was completed in one year.
In recognition of USU's centennial celebration, there was a special centennial quilt competition. The South Cache Quilters, Carol Jensen, president, submitted the winning entry. The quilting organization received a cash award and the winning quilt will become part of the collection at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at USU.
Titled "One Hundred Years," the quilt was made espcially for the festival contest and took approximately nine months to complete.
Top score winners at the competition include Betty A. Roberts, Gunnison, for "Red Hearts For Mom;" Eunice Young, Sandy, for "Sunburst with Sashes," and Marva E. Dalebout, St. George, for "Pueblo Pottery Makers."
Adraine Ruth Moon, Sandy, received a centennial honorable mention for "Shadowed Star."
The theme for the 1989 Festival of the American West quilt contest will be "Crazy for Crazy Patch."