Clarksville, TN – The Quilts of the Cumberland Quilt show was during the Rivers and Spires Festival, April 16th-18th at the Madison Street United Methodist Church. There were a variety of quilts from local artists on display from traditional to one of a kind. The event was free and open to the public.
These quilts were simply amazing. The event had juried exhibitions and non-juried exhibitions as well.The categories were Traditional Bed Quilt, Non-Traditional Bed Quilt, Art/Wall Quilt and a Best of Show. Prizes include $100.00 for first place and $50.00 for second place in each of the three categories. The Best of Show winner got a $200.00 prize.
This year’s Best of Show winner was “Pennies from Heaven” by Audra Langley.
Langley’s quilt is a mixed textile of cotton with hand wool applique on the borders and on each block. The dominate block within the quilt was lovebirds. She worked solid for 4 months, from January to April.
When asked about winning, Langley said, “Oh gosh, I’m thankful. It’s a great show with some wonderful exhibits. There are some really fine exhibits here. I think everyone done well. I appreciate everyone entering.”
The Traditional Bed Quilt winner was “The B’s Joing the Navy” by Nancy Beecher.
For Non-Traditional Bed Quilt, Kay Jay won with “Southwest Stars”.
I’m just thrilled about winning. I’m flabbergasted. It is an original design by Carol Thurston. She calls it Brian’s Star because her son asked her to design this quilt from a picture and her son’s name is Brian,” stated Jay.
“Butterflies and Lilies” by Linda Bridges won the Art/Wall Quilt category.
“Anytime you win anything it’s great. It’s just fantastic,” said Bridges. “I started the quilt 2 years ago, in 2012 and then I put it up. I actually finally finished it last year.”
Quilts of the Cumberland is always striving to increase their number of quilts each year to make a better, bigger show. They welcome the community to enter or come by for a visit.
If you missed this year’s exhibit or want to take part, then keep an eye on the Rivers and Spires website for next year’s Quilts of the Cumberland Quilt Show.
2015 Quilts of the Cumberland Winners
Best of Show
“Pennies from Heaven” – By Audra Langley, quilted by Judi Doud
Traditional Bed Quilt
1st Place – “The B’s Joing the Navy” – by Nancy Beecher, quilted by Carol Thurston
2nd Place – “Logan Stars” – by Patti Logan, quilted by Linda Bridges
3rd Place – “Christmas Traditions” -by Karen Hayes, quilted by Carol Thurston
Non-Traditional Bed Quilt
1st Place – “Southwest Stars” – by Kay Jay, quilted by Carol Thurston
2nd Place – “Dancing with the Stars” – by Patti Logan, quilted by Stitchen Heaven
3rd Place – “Stars over Bali Skies” – by Patti Logan, quilted by Stitchen Heaven
1st Place – “Butterflies and Lilies” – by Linda Bridges, quilted by Linda Bridges
2nd Place – “Spooky” – by Pattie Logan, quilted by Patti Logan
3rd Place – “Zen” – by Vicky McCarty, quilted by Vicky McCarty
About the Rivers and Spires Festival
The 13th Annual Rivers and Spires Festival, April 16th-18th in downtown Clarksville, is free and open to the public. The Festival features five stages of music and entertainment, arts and crafts, marketplace, food vendors and activities for all ages. Please no pets or firearms at the Festival.
For more information and a complete schedule, visit www.riversandspires.com