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Quilt show blanketed with talent

Kay Vasilakis

Once again, the Needle & I and the Quilters of the Rockies quilter’s guilds collaborated to put on a wonderful Mother’s Day Quilt Show at the Hotel Colorado. The Crayola Challenge was judged by an experience judge and scribe from the Colorado Council of Quilters, who were amazed at the amount of creativity and talent of our local quilters. Last July, enthusiastic quilters who participated in the Crayola Challenge drew components from four bags to guide them in their creative textile artwork. The crayola chosen determined the main color, and they also chose theme, fabric type, and technique. The display of these quilts along with the unjudged quilts and treasured family quilts filled the room with wonderful creativity, color and a special warmth.”African Girl” by Susan Dodington received a first-place ribbon in the Machine Quilted category for her wonderfully embellished ethnic quilt.”Grandpa Says .” by Laura Kendrick took home a third-place ribbon in the Machine Quilted category for her humorous quilt revolving around the theme of rock and roll.”Easter in the Meadow” by Cynthia DeFrancia won first place in the Challenge division for her colorful quilt accented by bunnies with puffy tails and a vegetable-enhanced border.’Seasons of Life’ by Carole O’Brien won a third-place ribbon in the Professional category for her irregular-shaped art quilt highlighting depictions of herself and her female relatives.D. Anne Green received a Most Creative ribbon for her Controlling Fire quilt, whose theme was technology.The Best Non-Traditional Quilt was received by Emma Danciger for her “Mardi Gras, Last Festival of Winter,” with all the colors of Mardi Gras and exquisite embellishments.”Midnight Pineapple” by Judy Hampton won the Best Traditional Quilt, and “Yellow Checkered Bananas” won the second-place ribbon in the Machine Quilted category.”Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Vickie Irvin won the first-place ribbon in the Hand Quilted category and also the Most Humorous ribbon. Birthday was the theme of this quilt featuring three mature women, which also won first place in the People’s Choice category.Donna Yost’s “Bronco Memories 1997-98” won the Colorado Quilting Council’s Judges’ Choice ribbon. Fabric which had photos of the team were interwined with stars on this award-winning quilt which also sported quilting of the famous Bronco head logo.Kathleen Molitor’s “Victorian Elegance” quilt won first place in the professional category and the Colorado Quilting Council’s Award of Excellence. This quilt, with the theme of romance, featured varieties of lace and beautiful old-timey hankies, with appliqud sweet peas and vines.The classic 1926 silent film “The Great K&A Train Robbery” is the feature of a movie party to benefit the Glenwood Arts Center’s Building Restoration Project “HEART.” Western star Tom Mix’s classic movie will be shown as part of the celebration of the Historic Preservation month of May at the Eagles/Durrand Opera House at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 23. Tom Mix was considered the top cowboy of American silent films. The black-and-white film, in which a detective pretends to be an outlaw to catch train robbers, also starred Tony the Wonder Horse, Dorothy Dwan, and John Wayne was among the cast of extras. Location photography was shot in Glenwood Springs.Yummy desserts from Ingrid’s Cup and Saucer will be served at the event. Admission price is $12/adults and $7.50/youth (5-18) at the door. The evening is sponsored by the Historic Preservation Commission of Glenwood Springs and assisted by the Frontier Historic Society. Call 945-2414 for more information.-Youth for Christ is having a Krispy Kreme fund-raiser, and Krispy Kreme-aholics should call 625-0133 immediately to order your doughnuts, as they can be picked up at “That Place” in Rifle on Friday, May 16.-The menu for the CMC Senior Nutrition Luncheon at the New Castle Community Center will be chicken with noodles, seasoned spinach with vinegar, tossed salad with dressing, mixed fruit, and a blueberry muffin. There will be no Senior Nutrition Luncheon on May 26 in observance of Memorial Day.-Hats off to the Grand River Hospital District for a wonderful Open House for their brand-new, state-of-the-art hospital, which is sure to be just what the doctor ordered for the Rifle area. The hospital is beautiful and the dignitaries were all there to commemorate the event. It was comforting to tour the hospital and all its amenities without the stress of being there under more unpleasant circumstances.-Please call me at 984-2308 if you have any New Castle area news to share.


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