A grand display

Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Juneau's quilting guild, Capital City Quilters, put on its annual show last weekend at Centennial Hall. Some 400 quilt fans visited the

displays Saturday and 200 Sunday. Among the quilts on display were, clockwise from top left, "Rolling Thunder" by Tama Stevenson, a wall hanging made as a Christmas gift for Steve Otnes, "who enjoys riding his Harley on warm sunny days in Juneau; "Elegant and Warm Gordian Knot," by Iola Young, a subtle quilt in cream, white and pink that was

machine quilted by Pam Warden; "It's a Mystery!" by Jaxine Andersen, with trapunto detail that makes whole cloth blocks stand out - machine quilted; "Gordian Knot," owned by Bill St. Sure, made by Clare St. Sure; and "Hummingbirds and Fuchsias," by Sue Gleason, a wall hanging that uses the stained-glass technique, with a black bias as "leading."

There was also a small-quilt auction, which was deemed a success. The sale of the 31 diminutive quilts was aimed at

covering the cost of putting on the show, as well as other expenses. Show winners: People's Choice: Cynthia Meyer's "Colorwash Irish Chain"; first place, Traditional: "Bear Paw to the Fish," by Fabienne

Peter-Contesse; first place, Contemporary: (a tie) "Oriental Sampler," by Elaine Braun, and "Nick," by Jamie Pursell; first place, Hand Applique: "Kuspuks by the Yard," by Elaine Braun; first place,

Machine Applique: "Hummingbirds in my Garden," by Jen Nestler; first place, Holiday: "Holiday Wreath," by Rhoda Walker; first place, Miniature: "At the Beach," by Bonnie Goodrich; and Best

of Show: "Bear Paw to the Fish," by Fabienne Peter-Contesse.

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