Pre-teen wins best of show at quilt event

The Best of Show award at the Festival of Quilts, presented by Smithville Town and Country Quilters Guild, went to 11-year-old Krista Petty.

SMITHVILLE — The Best of Show award at the Festival of Quilts, presented by Smithville Town and Country Quilters Guild, was bestowed upon Krista Petty, the 11-year-old granddaughter of guild member Pam Petty. This was her first quilt and the center panel was given to her by a family friend as a birthday present.

Krista did the fabric selection and design layout herself and constructed the quilt with minimal help from her grandmother.

Additional winners were :Terri Schroeder, first place; Morgan Johnson, second place; and Wendy Holland, third place.

This year, the guild had about 30 quilts on display at the show. Winners were chosen by ballot from those attending. The annual show was held in conjunction with the annual Smithville Old Fashioned Street Faire.

The Quilt Guild also sponsored a country store booth, which offered handmade items and quilt and sewing-related articles for sale.

Funds generated from these sales helps support the guild’s activities throughout the year.

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