Some of Alabama’s best seamstresses competed in the Cotton Sewing and Quilting Contest July 31, sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Women’s Division. The competition was held in conjunction with the Federation’s 32nd Annual Commodity Producers’ Conference at the HealthSouth Conference Center in Birmingham.Betty Godsey of Winston County won first place in the Heirloom Division for a dress that was modeled by Olivia Martinez. Brenda Jones of DeKalb County won second place with a dress modeled by Laura Beth Graham, and Lea Bryson of Mobile County won third place with a dress modeled by Elizabeth Bryson.Patricia Haynes of Calhoun County placed first in the Teen Division. Second place went to Hillary Barber of St. Clair County, and Meagan Tate of Madison County placed third.Melanie Allen of Lauderdale County won first place in the Children’s Division with a dress that was modeled by Tiffany Allen. Second place went to Faye McCord of Randolph County who made a dress modeled by Lindsay Fincher. Jennifer Oden of Etowah County placed third with a dress modeled by Sarah Oden.Sissie Dougherty of Russell County won first place in the Adult Division. Second place went to Charlotte Davis of Geneva County, and Margaret Caldwell of Talladega County won third place.In the Quilting Contest, Delores Mount of Crenshaw County took home top honors. Medie Machen of Talladega County placed second, and Loretta Morgan of St. Clair County placed third.First-place winners in each division received a check for $150, second-place winners took home $100, and the third-place prize was $75.
Top Seamstresses Win Cotton Sewing, Quilting Contests