Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild Announces 2022 Ribbon Winners at Biennial Quilt Show
The Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild held their 2022 biennial quilt show on March 12th and 13th. The guild welcomed over 1000 enthusiastic visitors during the two-day show. Visitors were awed by the display of over 200 member-designed and made quilts, the presence of a variety of vendors, a well-stocked Quilter’s Boutique and the opportunity to win one of many raffle baskets and to win a beautiful raffle quilt. Visitors were also able to vote for their favorite quilts. Viewer’s Choice ribbons as chosen by the visitors were awarded to Shirley Bangma, Joyce Gilmore, Denise Gosselin, Marcia Nichols and Kathryn Sperino.
Guild members also selected ribbon winners in several categories. (Winners are listed in order of first, second, third and honorable mention.) In the Garment and Accessories category winners were Annie Bosma, Amy Stephens, Jean Hampel and Grace Aliose. The Holiday Quilts category winners Denise Gosselin, Marcia Nichols, Grace Aliose and Terri Vadenais. Winners in the Small Wall Hangings category were Donna Hopkins, Rita Partridge, Rhonda Edmison and Amy Stephens; in the Medium Wall Hanging category winners were Rita Partridge, Terri Vadenais, Rhonda Edmison and Susan McCarthy; and in the Large Wall Hanging category ribbons were awarded to Kathy Sperino, Denise Gosselin (two ribbons) and Marcia Nichols.
In the Small and Medium Bed Quilt category award winners were Gina Brooks, Marcia Nichols, Coral Barry, Rita Partridge and Debbie Wendt; Large Bed Quilt category winners were Shirley Bangma, Susan Pelland (two ribbons) Sherri Noel and Annie Bosma. The Mystery Quilt category ribbon winner were Kathy Sperino, Christine Moyer, Barbara Delphos, Jane Hilliard and Pattie Trachimowicz. The President’s Ribbon was awarded to Amy Stephens for her quilt Beach Walk. Quilt Show Chairs ribbons were awarded to Gina Brooks and to Kathleen McKenna for two quilt entries .
One of the highlights of the show was the participation of the public in this show’s special project, Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Through the extraordinary efforts of Project Chair Amy Stephens enough funds were raised to name two guild dogs. Names chosen for these guide dogs are Stitch and Ripley.
Thimble Pleasures would like to thank all the visitors who made this show a success and all the guild member volunteers who made this show possible.