Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Quilt Challenge Winners!

1st Place Award for the Color of Wonder Quilt Challenge goes to Terrie Lynn Kygar, Cheryl Libby and Linda Perry of Dallas, Oregon for their entry, "Color Our World with Wonder." Using color crayon techniques, and fusible web applique, Terrie and Cheryl created the quilt top. They sent it to Quilt Artist Linda Perry for machine quilting. These quilters win a $100 gift certificate from Grandma's Attic. "Color Our World with Wonder" also won the category Best Use of Color. The prize for this category is a basket full of Color Tools.

Debbie Garvin of Corvallis, Oregon won 2nd Place in the Color of Wonder Quilt challenge for her quilt, "The Wonder of It All....Lifecycle of a Butterfly."  She wins a $50 gift certificate from Grandma's Attic. This quilt also won Best Interpretation of Theme so Debbie will also receive 5 yards of fabric.

Brenda Lopez of Auburn, California won 3rd Prize with her entry, "Beautiful Blooms." And while the picture does not depict it very well, this quilt is three dimensional. Brenda wins a $25 gift certificate from Grandma's Attic.

The Color of Wonder Quilt Challenge is a charitable event designed to raise funds and bring awareness to 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 26 through August 7, 2012. The general public was invited to view the quilts on display 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 Fair in Rickreall, Oregon, August 9-12.

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 asasult issues through the arts and crafts.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Melissa and Michael's Wedding

Our youngest daughter, Melissa, got married to her long time beau Michael on July 21st of this year. The ceremony and reception were held at Chatoe Rogue Hop Yard in Independence, Oregon--a beautiful setting for the occasion.

5th and 59th Photography did an outstanding job capturing the occasion and I absolutely love their photography. Unfortunately, this company has since gone out of business. If you would like to see more photos, let us know and we will direct you to a facebook page.

The day was perfect and  beautifully memorialized in pictures.