Wednesday, August 08, 2018

The Color of Happiness Quilt Challange

Crow Gathering
Here are the winning quilts from the Color of Happiness quilt challenge held at Grandma's Attic this year. This challenge is a charitable event designed to raise awareness and funds for Sable House, a local agency assisting survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in Polk County, Oregon.
Gramma's Snapdragons
You Are My Sunshine
Earlier this year, Grandma's Attic provided applicants with entry packets consisting of five different orange fabrics. Entrants were challenged to creatively incorporate these fabrics into a final quilt design. Proceeds benefited Sable House.

Voting began July 28th and ended August 5th. The general public was invited to vote for their favorite quilt, plus two categories: Best Use of Color and Best Interpretation of Theme. Votes were tallied and winners selected.

Winners are as follows:  
First Place:  "Crow Gathering" by Cindy Graff, who won a $100 gift certificate.
Second Place: "Gramma's Snapdragons by Brenda Lopez, who won a $50 gift certificate. 
Third Place: (Tie)  "You are My Sunshine" by Debbie Garvin, who won a $25 gift certificate and "The Color of Happiness" by Mara Johns, who won a $25 gift certificate.
The Color of Happiness
Best Use of Color:  "Over the Rainbow" by  Linda Sharples, who won a fabric bundle.
Best Interpretation of Theme: (Tie)  "Door to Hope" by Bettirae Willis, who won a fabric bundle  and "Bunny Happiness is Carrots Galore" by Mary Lindstrom, who won a fabric bundle.

Bunny Happiness is Carrots Galore
Door to Hope

Over the Rainbow


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