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Winners Recognized In Sewing, Quilting And Decorating Contests

Winners Recognized In Sewing, Quilting And Decorating Contests
September 1, 2015 |

Thousands of tiny stitches and big smiles circled around winning entries at the Women’s Leadership Luncheon Aug. 1, at the Alabama Farmers Federation 43rd Commodity Producers Conference in Montgomery.

County winners competed in two sewing divisions, three quilting divisions and a tablescape design contest featuring Alabama commodities.

First-place winners in each division received $150, while second- and third-place won $100 and $75, respectively.

“The participants in our state contests always do a good job, and this year was no exception,” said Federation Women’s Leadership Division Director Kim Ramsey. “The time and skills displayed in these contests are amazing. These talented women do a great job of preserving our state’s history of hand crafts and hospitality.”

The top three winners in each division were:

Table Runners: First Place – Ruby Nuss, St. Clair County; Second Place – Glenda Stewart, Geneva County; and Third Place – Melanie Stokley, Washington County.

Youth Table Runners for grades 7-12: First Place – Sarah Oden, Etowah County; Second Place – Victoria Balakitsis, Tuscaloosa County; and Third Place – Brittney Shelton, Randolph County.

Hand-Stitched Quilting: First Place – Anne Yancey Barrett, DeKalb County; Second Place – Melanie Stokley, Washington County; and Third Place – Blanche Lee Mitchell, Blount County.

Machine-Stitched Quilting: First Place – Anne Yancey Barrett, DeKalb County; Second Place – Tippi Helea, Randolph County; and Third Place – Mary Burroughs, Tuscaloosa County.

Baby Quilting: First Place – Blanche Lee Mitchell, Blount County; Second Place – Ruby Nuss, St. Clair County; and Third Place Melanie Stokley, Washington County.

Tablescapes: First Place – Cheryl Nelson, Crenshaw County; Second Place – Joann Wissinger, Jefferson County; and Third Place – Jennifer Brock, Marshall County.

More than 800 farmers from throughout Alabama attended the conference in Montgomery. For photos of the winners and other activities at the Commodity Producers Conference, visit Flickr.com/AlabamaFarmers.

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