The 25th anniversary Cabin Fever Quilt Guild Show took place April 22 and 23 at Father Burn Hall in Portola, with excellent attendance and thousands of hours of work hanging on display for attendees to vote on. Photos by Lauren Westmoreland
The winners of the show gathered after votes were tallied. Back row, from left: Sandy Simmons, taking the prize for New Large Quilt; Jeff Allen-Kantrowitz, first for Wearable Art; Libby McPherson-Mane, Favorite New Medium quilt; Barbara Holliwell, winning twice with Hand Quilted and the Member’s Choice; and Barbara Rowden, winning Hand Embroidered. Front row, from left: Arlene Amodei, three awards in Small Quilt, Decorative, as well as Featured Quilter; Kathy Rowson, first in the Challenge category; and Chris Potter, first for Machine Embroidered.
The quilt show attracted vendors from surrounding areas, including the Clay Improv ladies with breathtakingly detailed dolls on display. From left: Debbie Walter, Laurie Scott, Jan Harston and Sherrie Strange. The group can be reached at sunflowerhouseart.blogspot.com.
The 2017 featured quilter chosen by Cabin Fever Quilt Guild joined featured quilter alumni for a memorable moment under the arch. From left: Laurie Pierson, Roxanne Hartwig, Arlene Amodei, Margaret Nalley and JoAnn Elston.
Local Hanna Wearin, a junior at Portola High School, volunteered at the quilt show this year as a part of her competition for the Sweetheart of the Mountains contest.
The Hoffman Challenge has been a part of the festivities at the annual quilt show for 25 years. The challenge involves creating unique pieces from fabric samples that the company provides, and a wide array of projects were seen, based upon the butterfly-patterned fabric chosen this year.