As part of the Chester Piecemakers Quilt Guild’s “The Quilts of Lake Almanor” anniversary show Aug. 4 inside Chester High School’s gymnasium, several of the approximately 100 unique quilts showcased were also entered in a competition.
Those submitting a quilt for the contest were required to be quilters residing in Plumas or Lassen counties. Youth entries outside those counties had to be personally related to a Chester Guild member.
The Quilt Guild meets the second Monday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April through September; and 1 to 3 p.m. October through March; at the Almanor Recreation Center, 102 Meadowbrook Loop in Chester.
For additional information about the Guild and to inquire about membership call Carol Bornhorst at 259-5638.
Sue Rapose won in the Challenge Quilt 2017 category. Each year a challenge is issued which indicates the requirements and restrictions for the quilt. It may identify size, fabrics or colors, or special inclusions like flowers, cats, stars, or tiny pearls or beads. Each year the chairperson decides what the requirements are.
Diana Long won in the category for her Home Décor quilt. This award is given to any fabric project, usually quilted, that is used to decorate the home such as placemats, table runners, pillows, Xmas tree skirts and the like.
Cathy Greco was the winner under the Single category in which projects require a quilt to have a perimeter measurement larger than 240 inches, and be pieced together and quilted by the same person.
Kay Helmbold won the category for Quilt Duet, in which a project is pieced by one person and quilted by someone else; commonly sent out to be quilted by a quilting machine.
Kay Helmbold was also the winner in the Wall Hanging category, in which quilting projects have a perimeter measurement smaller than 240 inches, and completed by one person.
Cheryl DuFay did the quilt top of her project, winning in the Wall Hanging Duet category. Terry Aaroe did the quilting.
Diane Morrow won the Challenge Quilt 2018 category, following requirements and restrictions in the quilt that is identified under rules specifying size, fabrics or colors, or special inclusions like flowers, cats, stars, or tiny pearls or beads.
Taryn Hunt, 7, with assistance by her grandmother Mary Jane Pelson is the youth winner in the under 16 years of age category.