And the Winner is…

Okay, before we announce the winners of our very first Quilt Contest, we feel we need to say, “THANK YOU!” once again to all the amazing quilters and quilt groups that donated to our very first contest and silent auction.  You are an amazingly talented and very generous group of people.  We tip our hats to you all. In our book, you are all winners!

So without further ado, let’s get with it!  Drumroll please……..

Our First Place winner is:

Jan Dahle of Great Falls

 Jan writes:

I am a beginner quilter. Other than some baby quilts for my children, I really didn’t get into it until I joined our Love Day Quilters’ group at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church – then I was hooked!  My quilt reflects my love of our country.”

Jan’s quilt measures 45″ x 48.5″. Jan will receive $200 as our First Place winner!

Our Second Place winner is:

Love Day Quilters’ Group of Hamilton

Nancy Osborn, the group’s spokesperson wrote:

We are a small group of women who meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday morning of each month to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief. Love Day has been a part of Faith for many years.

Our quilts are basic with a finished size of 60″ x 80″ with top, batting and backing tied together. The borders are machine sewn.

The squares on this quilt were sewn together in a pleasing pattern typical of quilts we produce.”

The Love Day Quilters’ Group of Faith Lutheran Church in Hamilton will receive $100 as our Second Place winner!

Our Third Place Winner is:

Carol Karres of Sidney, Montana

Carol writes:

“I am a retired pastor who loves to quilt. This quilt is about relaxing and enjoying the flowers outside your cabin in the woods. Or, just dreaming about it!”

Carol’s quilt design is based on a version of the log cabin quilt block and measures 66″ x 86″. Carol will receive $75 as our Third Place winner!

And there you have it…the winners of our very first quilt contest.  Applause, please, for the winners!!!  And a big applause for all who entered their quilts into the contest.

The next part of our fundraiser is the silent auction, where all 18 of the quilt entries, plus a few more donated quilts will be featured and auctioned off at a dinner on February 10th.  We will have several dinner locations throughout the State with the silent auction hooked up via the internet. We will also have an introduction by our Bishop of the Montana Synod, Rev. Jessica Crist, a presentation by Rev. Rob Nedbalek of Freedom in Christ Prison Ministry also via the internet. Freedom in Christ Prison Ministry Council members will also be on hand to answer questions and visit about the prison ministry.  A fun evening is planned by all locations!  Stay tuned as more information comes your way in the coming days!



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