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October 6, 2013

Winners selected at 35th OHCE Quilt Show

DUNCAN — There were 89 total entries to the 35th annual OHCE Free Quilt Show, with 33 of those in the Parade of Roses theme contest.

Winners were picked in three categories of the rose competition during the show, which took place Friday and Saturday at the Stephens County Historical Museum.

“It’s going well,” said Sharon Pulis, event chair. “We’ve had several people stop in to look.”

First through third place in each category was awarded by judge Shirley Burns of Chickasha. Each received a hand-quilted ribbon made by OHCE members.

In the hand-quilted category, winners were Gloria O’Neal with Flowers, 1st; Sharon Pulis with Coffee Throw, 2nd; and Jimmie Lou Gunkel with Cross Stitch Roses, 3rd.

For the machine-quilted category, winners were Edith Davis with Rose Garden, 1st; Nelson Williams with Quilt As You Go, 2nd; and Judy Irey with Oriental Roses, 3rd.

Long-arm quilted category winners were Kay Gray with Diamond in the Rough, 1st; Kenna Curry with A Rosy Christmas, 2nd; and Judy Irey with Three Pink Roses, Two Butterflies, a Mother-In-Law Torque in a Clay Pot.

Gray’s first place quilt was one she had completed once before but didn’t like the border. She took it apart and added a new color to the outside, which she liked much better, she said.

“I was surprised (to win) because there are so many beautiful quilts here made by much more talented people than me,” Gray said. “I’m honored to win.”

There were 56 entries in the open class category, from which a Viewers Choice winner is chosen each year. This year’s winner was Helen Peel with her needle turn appliquéd quilt Swirls.

“It’s pretty nice to win,” Peel said. “I am surprised.”

Joe Norton, won the raffle for a quilt made by June McGuire and donated by OHCE. Last year, the groups raised about $1,100. All proceeds go to the Stephens County Historical Museum.

“We’ve far exceeded last year’s proceeds,” said Pulis. “I don’t have an exact amount yet.”

Not only does the show raise funds for the museum, it is also a way to draw visitors to the sights it has to offer for a couple of days.

“We’ve been getting a lot of visitors,” said Cova Williams, museum director. “It’s great.”

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