51 prize-winning quilts (1977)
From all across the land
Here, chosen from 9954 entries in our Great Quilt Contest announced in the October 1976 issue, str all 51 winners, beginning with the national winner (prize, $2500) — the magnificent Ray of Light Medallion Quilt created by Jinny Bayer of Fairfax, Virginia, with subtle color combinations, imaginative quilting.
Vintage quilt designs from the South
Below: Quilted montage of the Pi Beta Phi Craft School, by Caroline Riddle, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
The Midwest’s vintage quilts from the ’70s
Sunburst quilt, a blaze of color, by Helen Downs, Jeffersonville, Indiana.
The Far West
Hats and patches fantasy quilt by Susan Jane Jones, Beaverton, Oregon.
The Sunbelt’s winning vintage quilts from the ’70s
Engagement ring romantic quilt by Margaret C Brown, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Confetti quilt, contemporary, as modern art, by Lisa Courtney, Amesbury, Massachusetts.