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20190209 Quilt Guild Show GU 6C0A4123 BEST of SHOW“Believe it or not, this is the first time I have entered a quilt show,” says Pam Liston, whose “Halo Medallion Adapted” quilt entered in the large quilt category won first place in the Large Quilt Division and Best of Show at the RGV Quilt Guild Annual Quilt Show held last weekend at South Padre Island.

The quilt was machine-pieced and machine-quilted. It was custom quilted by Renee Darkis of Alamo.

“This quilt is by far the most intricate quilt I have made and the first in medallion style,” Liston said. She has only made about 10 quilts in all, and she chose this pattern because she liked the precision and detail the pattern offered. The flying “V” formations representing geese in flight were done in three different styles. She used a stranger, a zigzag and a curved style of “V”. She felt the curved V’s were the hardest. She also did a “fussy cut” to get the medallions centered where she wanted them.

The quilt was based on at 2017 Block of the Month with thequiltshow.com. The late Sue Garman designed the pattern “Halo Medallion,” which Liston adapted slightly to get her design the way she wanted it.

20190209 Quilt Guild Show 1st Place Quilt 205 GU 6C0A4116 SittinInTheMorninSun“It took me 13 months to make it, added Liston, who spends her winters in Edcouch but lives in London, Ontario the rest of the year. She bought the material for the quilt last year while in the Valley and began working on it. A total of 16 fabrics were used and were purchased at GOB quilt in Harlingen and A Block Away in McAllen.

Liston was thrilled by winning the show the first time out.

Other winners included Wall Hangings Division: first place, Lynn Bensen and Renee Darkis; second, Mike Hall; and third, Peggy Barrow.

Winners for Art Quilts were: first place, Diane Long; second, Jean Cline; and third, Karen Dill.

In the Small Quilt Division first went to Terry Davis, second, Jean Cline and Tamara Lynn; and third, Marie Seabrook. Winners in Medium Quilts were first, Audrey Stewart, second, Barbara Jacobson; and third, Jean Cline.

In the Large Quilt Division Pamela Liston won both first place and Best of Show. Second went to Jean Cline and Jane Hair, and third went to Bonnie Hall.

Handwork winners were first, Jane Olson and Terry McMillan; second, Renita Calufetti and Karen Kielmeyer; and third, Gena Olson.

20190209 Quilt Guild Show 1stPlace 805 PurpleObsession GU 6C0A4145In Machine-worked Quilts, first went to Doreen Auger, second, Marie Hernsberger, and third, Delia Rae Orndorff.

Wearable Art winners included first, Marian Johnson; second, Darlene Meadows, and third, Patty Hoer.

In the Home Décor Division first went to Thelma Woods, second, Darlene Meadows, and third, Shirley Rhoades.

In the Youth Division, first went to Annette Sweet; second, Rogelio Garcia and third, Danica Rivera.

In the Chair’s Choice Division, first went to Terry Davis; second; Kay Minner and third, Vicki Guerra.

In the Challenge, first place went to Debbie Williams, second to Renee Pageau and third to Mike Hall.

The 2020 quilt show will be held February 14-15 at the South Padre Island Convention Center.

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