Muncy Historical Society announced the award winners of the 2015 quilt contests and introduced the theme for the 2016 Quilt Show.
The society’s show featured more than 130 quilts and coverlets and included a judging component, with first, second and third place ribbons awarded for hand-quilting, hand-guided and computer-guided machine quilting, appliqué, other techniques, use of color-traditional and contemporary, and wall hangings. In addition to ribbons, Best of Show, Best Original Design, Viewer’s Choice, and Judges’ Choice received handcrafted garden stakes made by Kris Robbins, a Muncy-based sculptural metal artist.
Sally Maneval, of Liberty, won Best of Show for her entry, “Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord.” The Edith C. Bower family of Bastress was awarded Best Original Design. Bloomsburg’s Barbara Stiner’s “Star Medallion” was Judges’ Choice, and Viewer’s Choice winner, Linda Katherman, Mifflinburg, received the most votes for her “Oriental Beauty” quilt.
Linda Katherman, Francis Spring of Muncy and Phoebe Lowe Gardner’s descendants placed first, second and third in the appliqué category. Edith C. Bower descendants, Karen Trifonoff, Columbus, Ohio, and Kay Rhinehart, Pennsdale, took first through third places respectively in “other techniques.” Abigail Appleman Schrack, Turbotville, was awarded first place in “use of color” and Karen Trifonoff took the second place ribbon.
For hand quilting and domestic/hand-guided machine quilting, Annette Foresman, Williamsport, was first place winner in both categories. Karen Shipton, Mifflinburg, took second and third for hand quilting while Teri Snyder, Muncy, placed the same for domestic, hand-guided machine quilting. Rhonda Adams-Freezer, Hughesville, received a first place ribbon for her computer-guided machine quilt entry.
In the wall hanging category, Annette Foresman, Linda Katherman, and Karen Shipton were the Show’s first through third place winners.
The theme for the 2016 Quilt Show is Muncy Compass – quilts based on Muncy Historical Society’s second historical pattern which was released in 2008 – along with vintage and contemporary “Mariner’s Compass,” and “Around the World” quilts. The show is open to all quilters and previously exhibited quilts falling into these three patterns are welcome.
The society-sponsored quilt show is made possible, in part, through a grant from the PA Partners of the Arts, a state agency.