Clay City Calico Quilters
The Clay City Calico Quilters met at the bank community room June 12, for a pitch-in dinner, and to count the ballots from the quilt show.
The club wishes to thank all visitors who attended the show at the Pottery Festival.
We had a good turnout for Friday night, but attendance was down Saturday and Sunday
Total attendance for the three days was 90.
Visitors came from 25 cities in Indiana and one city in Illinois.
There were 18 people from Terre Haute, 16 from Clay City, and eight from Brazil.
All of the other cities had one-five people attending.
The people traveling the farthest were from Mill Creek near LaPorte.
Instant door prizes were furnished by individual members.
Prizes were won by the following people: Linda Newlin (Beech Grove), Pat Wilkinson (Center Point), Joyce Burcham and Mary Sue Rupp (Clay City), Robin Cowen (Clinton), Sharon Truax (Coal City), Candy Robinson (Danville), Mary Cuson (Mill Creek), Tim Bullock and Janet Long (Terre Haute), and Kaylee Thompson (Casey, Ill.).
Karen Mercer, Clay City, won a Christmas table runner in the door prize drawing.
The Viewer's Choice winner in the Old Favorites Division was Hearts and Gizzards, maker unknown and shown by Pat Wilkinson. This quilt received 19 votes out of 83 cast.
Second with 15 votes was Kansas Sunflower, maker unknown, and shown by Norma Jean Rector.
Third was Broken Star, make unknown, and shown by Pat Wilkinson with 14 votes.
In the Bed Quilt Division, 86 people voted.
Block Party Scrap Quilt, made and shown by Mary Joe Steiner, received 19 votes, and was the Viewer's Choice winner.
Second place was Lavendar Dreams, made and shown by Carolyn Keiser, with 12 votes.
Quick Trip Around the World, made and shown by Donna Barnhart was third with 10 votes.
First place in the Miscellaneous Division was Log Cabin Pumpkins, made and shown by Sandra Inman receiving 28 votes out of 82 cast.
Hummingbird, made and shown by Cheryl Hunnicut and Tessie Cashman, was second with 15 votes.
Feather Your Nest, made and shown by Chloe Rhodes, received nine votes for third-place.
Eleven 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, shown by Pat Wilkinson, with 28 votes out of 78 cast.
Second was Meadow Bloom, shown by Debbie Brewer, with 11 votes.
Wanda Caton's Sunbonnet Sue received 10 votes for third-place.
The club has made quilts for the Terre Haute Council on Domestic Abuse every year since 2003.
Fifteen quilts were made this year, and 14 displayed at the show.
With some of the proceeds from the quilt show starting in 1991, the club has made one or more contributions to community projects and individual causes.
Our main objective is to donate where there is a need, but no funding is available.
Most donations through the years have been used in some way to benefit and enrich the lives of children.
This year, a donation was made to the R.E.I.N. Library.
Quilt meetings will resume Aug. 21, at the Pizza Gallery, at 6 p.m., for dinner.
This is a program planning meeting and election of officers.
We welcome anyone interested in quilts and quilting to attend our meetings.