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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Clay City Calico Quilters

The Clay City Calico Quilters met at the First Financial Bank community room on June 14, for a pitch-in dinner and to count the ballots from the quilt show.

The club wishes to thank all visitors who attended our show at the Pottery Festival. Total attendance was 113. People came from 31 cities throughout Indiana. Out of state visitors were from Ohio, Kentucky and California. Seventeen people attended from Clay city to top the attendance list, 16 from Brazil and 11 from Terre Haute. The information was complied from those people who filled out door prize tickets.

Eighteen door prizes were furnished by individual members. Door prizes were won by Mary Bowers and Nancy Stylesburg, Brazil; Janet McCarter, Bloomfield; Doris Beasley, Sue Booe, Ann Hummel and Marcia Lambert, Clay City; Mary Ann Wegner, Cory; Carol Davis, Danville; Linda Lanie, Indianapolis; Grace Sipes, Linton; Susan Curren, Mitchell; Carolyn Keiser and Eric LaFary, Poland; Ed Hamilton, Rossville; Josie Fulwider, Russellville; and Judy Bullock and Susie White, Terre Haute.

The Viewer's Choice Winner in the Old Favorites Division was 4-nine Patch made by Sabrina French and shown by Chloe Rhodes. This quilt receivced 17 votes out of 99 cast. A Blue and White quilt shown by Mary Lou Thompson was second with 16 votes and another Blue and White quilt shown by Mary Lou received 13 votes for third place.

In the Bed Quilt division 105 people voted. Black and White Galleria made and shown by Carolyn Keiser received 25 votes for Viewer's Choice first place. Second was Block Party made and shown by Mary Jo Steiner with 20 votes. Violets made and shown by Marilyn Funk received eight votes for third place.

The Miscellaneous division Viewer's Choice winner was YoYo Mini Quilt made by Marilyn Funk with 30 votes out of 98. Second was once again Marilyn with 17 votes for her Giant Dahlia quilt. Third was Sunbonnet Sue with 14 votes shown by Mary Lou Thompson.

Ten Challenge Quilts were created by club members. Each participant received two coordinating fabrics and then added extra fabric to make a unique quilt. Viewer's Choice was Butterflies in My Garden made by Tessie Cashman receiving 34 votes out of 98 cast. Second was Playful Pinwheels made by Pat Wilkinson with 26 votes. There was a three way tie for third place. Square in a Square made by Chloe Rhodes, Flowers and Baskets made by Karen Staub, and Dominoes shown by Kay Hart each received seven votes.

Quilts for the Terre Haute Council on Abuse have been a club project for several years. Nineteen quilts sewn by members were on display at the show. Six more quilts will be made and added to the 19 and presented to the Council in celebration of their 25th year anniversary.

Food items have been donated to the local food pantry during the holidays by individual Calico Quilters. A monetary contribution was made to the Lions Club and also the R.E.I.N. Community Library in appreciation for the use of the library for meetings and for providing space for the quilt show.

The club wishes to thank everyone who loaned quilts for the show and to all the people involved in the many tasks connected with the show. It takes a dedicated group of people to make the show possible year after year.

The club will resume meetings Aug. 16, at 6 p.m., at the Clay City Pizza Gallery for dinner. Slides of the Paducah Show will be shown by Pat Wilkinson. Anyone who has an interest in quilts and quilting is very welcome to attend any of our meetings.

Associate Member Show in Rockville

The Covered Bridge Art Association welcomes everyone to their Associate Member Show. The artists are from various parts of Indiana and Illinois. This is one of the largest, about 60 entries, and such strong talent! Even the judge, Steve Letsinger, the art curator at Rose Hulman Institute was impressed with the depth and strength of the entries. It was not an easy task to judge so many very good works of art.

The Show will run through July 31. During that time visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite. It will be awarded "The Most Popular" at the end of the Show.

Each piece will remain hanging during the month, even when sold.

There will be a reception at the end of the month, Sunday, July 31, from 2-4 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy both conversation with the artists and some tasty finger foods. There is no admission charge.

Awards were as follows:

Best of Show: "My Iris + One" an oil by Darlene Lenz of Cedar Lake, In.

First Place Ribbons: "The Loving Listener" a charcoal by Julie Bricker of Brazil, "Early Willow" an oil by Darlene Lenz, Cedar Lake.

Second Place Ribbons: "In the Beginning" inlaid wood by Debbie Anderson of Carbon; "Mill Truck" an acrylic by Monty Jones of Terre Haute; "Hall of Mirrors" a watercolor by Roger King of Brazil; "Color Quartet" a mixed media by Karen LeVan of Center Point; "Exhibition Quilt" a collage by Laura Mason of Terre Haute.

Third Place Ribbons: "Turtle Crossing" a watercolor by Shirley Freeman of Oxford; "Calla #1" a photo by Jim McMullen of Terre Haute and "Carolina Wren" a watercolor by Jimmie Tabor of Center Point.

Honorable Mention: "View of Tuscany" a mosaic by Beth Hoke of Clinton; "I Heard the Train A'Comin", a watercolor by MaryAnn Maher of Clinton; "Wonderful Reflection" an ink by John R. Oilar of Crawfordsville, and "Rooster Vane" by John Pratt of Urbana, Il.

The Gallery is located on the north side of the Square in Rockville.

Hours are daily (except closed Tuesdays) from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 765-569-9422.

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