Quilt Show winners

Azalea Quilters Guild announces winners of the 2017 Azalea Festival quilt show at Kalmiopsis Elementary School in Brookings.

The winner of the Opportunity Quilt raffle was Karen Fennell.


Best of Show, “Dance of the Dragonflies” Jan Wright.

Pioneer Citizen’s Choice, “Cozy Log Cabin,” Ruth York.

Queen’s Choice, “Steve’s Quilt,” Jan Wright.

Grand Marshal’s Choice, “Dance of the Dragonflies,” Jan Wright.

Honored Guild Member, Dianne Schuldt.

Quilts of Valor — First, “Fluttering Flags,” Kathy Dedmore; second, “Mystery in the Tea Shop,” Cindy Young; third, “Quilt of Valor,” Ruth York.

Bed-size Machine Quilted — First, “Many Hearts,” Marilyn Hart; second, “Grandmother’s Flower Garden,” Diana Chasar; third, “Kayla’s Butterfly Bouquet,” Terry Graves.

Bed-size Long-arm Quilted — First, “Fancy Forest,” Linda Ellis; second, “Braided Paths,” Jacquie Hullinger; third, “Labywrinth Walk,” Kathy Dedmore.

Hand Quilted — First, “Daisies,” Rita Rose; second, “Birds in the Air,” Annabelle Walkley; third, “Carol’s Hexie Bedrunner,” Carol Blagdon.

Baby/Juvenile — First, “Hazel Hedgehog,” Kathy Dedmore; second, “The Floral Quilt,” Annabelle Perrault; third, “Happy Birth Day,” Terry Graves.

Wall Hanging — First, “Through the Garden Gate,” Marilyn Hart; second, “Dance of the Dragonflies,” Jan Wright; third, “Island Chain,” Dianne Schuldt.

Challenge — First, “Iris Garden,” Laurie Ferguson; second, “View from the Deck,” Doni Boyd; third, “April Showers,” Marilyn Hart.

Fabric Art — First, “Table Wreath,” Marilyn Reallon; second, “Dachshund Table Runner,” Betty Bishop; third, “Ultimate Travel Bag,” Myrlin Chesson.

Two-party Quilt — First, “Hexi Scrap,” Pat Johnston; second, “Octopussy,” Laurie Brand; third, “Bargello,” Lori Bree.

Art Quilts — First, “Remembering May,” Marylyn Hart; second, “I Have Eyes for You,” Carol Dickson; third, “The Bride,” Carol Dickson.

Quilts of Valor were presented at the 34th annual Azalea Quilt Show, held by the Azalea Quilters Guild, during the Azalea Festival.

The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing quilts.

The quilts are meant to convey thanks to veterans for their sacrifice, and are made to a particular size and standard.

The foundation was started in 2003 by Catherine Roberts, whose son was stationed in Iraq. Through word of mouth and the Internet, the organization has spread across the country, awarding more than 150,000 quilts to date.

The local chapter, a smaller group of Azalea quilters, is sponsored by the Azalea Quilt Guild. Members have been making Quilts of Valor for a few years. Usually the quilts were presented in other Oregon cities. This was the first Brookings presentation.

Making and presenting these quilts is one way the guild can thank veterans for all they have done. Seventeen veterans were presented with the quilts. Two were unable to attend and were presented quilts privately.

The Coast Guard Honor Guard started the ceremony with the presentation of the flags.

Veterans honored were James Burden, Army; William Cochran, Army, World War II; Patrick Ellis, Army; William Farrell, Marines; Glenn Fisher, Army, Korean War; Lois Graves, Army; Dwight Hammargren, Army; Terry Henrickson, Marines; Gregory Jacques, Army; Bill O’Kelley, Army; Lloyd Olds, Navy; Fred Pate, US Marines, World War II; Randall Roberson, Air Force; Eileen Rogers, Navy, World War II; Peter Ross, Navy; Dick Tylock, Marines; Sam Vitale, Army; and Jeff Wolfe, Army and Air Force.