BYRON — ByronFest’s 27th Annual Quilt Show was held July 11th through 13th at the Byron Museum of History. Quilt Show Committee Co-Chairs Wanda Cacciatore and Jan Emmons are happy to announce the success of the show and acknowledge the entries and ribbon winners. According to Marian Michaelis, Executive Director, Byron Museum: “Over 200 visitors toured the museum and enjoyed the quilts and fabric art on display.” Area quilters displayed 47 pieces of their fabric works of art. Items were selected for awards by judge Jill Shaulis and viewers voted on their favorite quilt and wall hanging to win a “People’s Choice” award. First place winners received a blue ribbon and a $25 cash prize. Quilters that registered their fabric projects: Amy Ottens, Barb Exline, Carol Veassen, Chris Johnson, Cindy Yoakum, Donna Langford, Elizabeth Franck, Esther Dengler, Janice Seyler, Joan Hanlin, JoAnn Ferris, Judy Morrison, Julie Thuman, Kathy Cavazos-Lee, Kit Reif, Kris Logan, Laura Benthien, Linette Hall, Lynda Johnson, Melody Hedges, Miriam Bruening, Robin Shull, Sharon Hildebrand, Shirley Thompson, Virginia Christopherson, Wanda Cacciatore
Every year we are amazed by the creativity and handiwork of the people who bring their work here! After careful deliberation, Judge Jill Shaulis has selected the following quilts in each category: Quilts Antique (pre-1950) 1st Place: Robin Shull #35 2nd Place: Robin Shull #36 3rd Place: Wanda Cacciatore #33
Hand Pieced & Hand Quilted 1st Place: JoAnn Ferris #38 2nd Place: Robin Shull #34 Handmade 1st Place: Esther Dengler #28
Commercially Quilted 1st Place: Virginia Christopherson #27 2nd Place: Miriam Bruening #26 3rd Place: Lynda Johnson #20
Best in Show “Nation Divided” by Virginia Christopherson # 27 Judge’s Choice “Snowy Days” by Kris Logan #17 People’s Choices Quilt: “ Couching Fritz Smith” Miriam Bruening #26 Wall Hanging: “Uncle Sam” Miriam Bruening #25 Committee's Choices “Fractured Log Cabin through a Lime Lens” by Chris Johnson #21Wall Hangings Hand Quilted 1st Place: Melody Hedges #37 Machine Quilted 1st Place: Elizabeth Franck #3 2nd Place: Amy Ottens #2 3rd Place: Cindy Youkum #30 Commercially Quilted 1st Place: Laura Benthien #9 2nd Place: Kris Logan #17 3rd Place: Shirley Thompson #22
Special Category Wearable Art 1st Place: Miriam Bruening #23
Original Fabric Art 1st Place: Miriam Bruening #24 2nd Place: Miriam Bruening #25
Our thanks go to all of the volunteers who help make this show possible. Special thanks to Pete & Wanda Cacciatore for sponsoring the show, and our Quilt Show Committee: Wanda Cacciatore and Jan Emmons.
The Byron Museum of History is dedicated to preserving Byron’s rich history through exhibits, programs, and artifact preservation. Built in 1843 for the Read family by Pardon Kimball, the house was a focal point in early Byron. The Museum also features local history exhibits and the historic Read House, including Albert G. Spalding, Underground Railroad, Byron Schools, Farming, Outhouse Archeology, Local Railroad, Clamming on the Rock River, and much more! Museum Hours: 10am to 3pm Wednesday through Saturday. Questions will be answered by calling the Byron Museum at 815.234.5031, or sending an e-mail to email@example.com. The Byron Museum of History is located at 110 N. Union Street in Byron, Illinois, 61010.