Posted by: cindydyer | July 29, 2010

Quilters Win First Place and People’s Choice Ribbons at Washburn County Fair

Photo #1: Hard at work on the quilt: Left, Mary and Marian; right, Myrna and Mary

Photo #2: Detail of the Butterflies are Free quilt

Photo #3: Myrna Atkinson hand stitching the quilt

The Sit and Chat Wednesday Quilters of Friendship Commons won the People’s Choice Ribbon and First Place Ribbon in the Cultural Arts Division for the “Butterflies are Free” hand stitched and appliquéd quilt at the Washburn County Fair recently. Design, stitching and overall supervision were made possible by Master Quilter Myrna Atkinson. The dedicated quilters included Myrna Atkinson, Mariah Brinken, Carol Hubin, Mary Olsen and Mary Raehsler.

The quilters met weekly for an entire year to complete the cultural art winner. The quilt will be sold by Happy Tonics, Inc. to support the nonprofit and the Monarch Butterfly Habitat.

Visit Happy Tonics at 25 Fifth Avenue, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, to see the quilt at the Grand Opening event on August 3, 2010.

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