Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Color of Peace Challenge Winners Announced

Congratulations to our Color of Peace Quilt Challenge Winners! Beth Shier took first place for her Peace or Piece? quilt and wins a $100 gift certificate to Grandma's Attic. Our second place winner is Brenda Lopez who wins a $50 gift certificate to Grandma's Attic for her quilt A Sign from Above. Deb Sorem won third place with her quilt Flying to Freedom. She will receive a $25 gift certificate to Grandma's Attic. If you're looking the picture, Beth's quilt is the small one with the turquoise border on the left. Brenda's is the water color quilt on the top, and Deb's quilt is the round one at the bottom right.

The Color of Peace Quilt Challenge is a charitable event designed to raise funds for Sable House, a Polk County, Oregon agency assisting survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Earlier this year, Grandma's Attic provided applicants with entry packets consisting of five fabrics, then challenged entrants to creatively incorporate these fabrics into a final quilt design. All proceeds benefited Sable House.

Voting took place July 20 through August 7. The general public was invited to view the quilts at Grandma's Attic; then vote for their favorites, plus the categories of Best Use of Color and Best Interpretation of Theme. The winners were selected on August 8. In addition to the top three prizes, Best Use of Color Award went to Deb Sorem. Best Interpretation of Theme went to Beth Shier. They will both receive a gift basket of merchandise.

Grandma's Attic is strongly committed to the health and safety of women and children in Polk County and supports various local resources who share these goals. In addition, Grandma's Attic is dedicated to raising awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault issues through the arts and crafts.

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