Friday, August 19, 2011

Quilt Challenge Winners!

1st Place Award for the Color of Compassion Quilt Challenge goes to Kristine Olson of Monmouth, Oregon, for her entry "Feigned Compassion Feeds the Cat." Kristine, who says that this small wall quilt is her first attempt at hand applique and hand quilting, wins a $100 gift certificate from Grandma's Attic.

2nd Place goes to Brenda Lopez of Auburn, California, for her quilt, "Kindheartedness." Measuring 41" x 36-1/2", the flowers on this one are absolutely gorgeous. Their three-dimensional effect is quite stunning. Brenda wins a $50 gift certificate from Grandma's Attic.

Third Place goes to Chris Schmitke of Salem, Oregon for her quilt, "When You Wish Upon a Star." Measuring 41" x 41", this quilt was also chosen by viewers as the winner of Best Use of Color category. Chris wins a $25 gift certificate from Grandma's Attic for 3rd Place, and a Gift Basket of Color Tools for Best Use of Color.

Mia Mohr, of Lyons, Oregon, won Best Interpretation of the Theme for her quilt, "The Touch of Compassion." She wins a 5 yard fabric bundle from Grandma's Attic in her choice of fabrics.

The Color of Compassion 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 21 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. Winners were selected on August 8. All of the quilts were then displayed at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall, Oregon, from August 11-14, 2011.

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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