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story.lead_photo.caption Photo by Susan Holland An antique crazy quilt, dating from the mid-1800s, received many votes for the people's favorite award in the "My Grandma and Me" quilt show Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Gravette Civic Center. The quilt, owned by the Gravette Historical Museum, features many colorful irregular blocks and several styles of decorative stitching.

— A "My Grandma and Me" quilt show, cosponsored by the PieceMakers Quilt Club and the Gravette Historical Museum, was held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Gravette civic center. Forty-seven quilts were entered in the show. Most were large quilts to be used on a bed, but several small lap quilts, table runners and wall hangings were displayed.

This was simply a quilt show, not a competition. Quilts were not judged, but guests at the show were asked to vote for their favorite quilt. Lou Romine was the winner of the favorite quilt judging with her Family Memories quilt using a photo display of scenes from the Romine family's home and farm life. She received a gift basket.

An antique crazy quilt owned by Frances Thomason, dating from the mid-1800s, was second place in the favorite quilt voting. It is a Thomason family heirloom. Betty Howard took third place in the voting with her Cats Design quilt. Howard has made and donated many quilts for area organizations to raffle off as fundraisers in the past few years.

The show was labeled the "My Grandma and Me" quilt show because both antique and modern quilts were displayed. Several antique quilts that are part of the Gravette Historical Museum's collections were displayed, including a crossroads-design friendship quilt, a quilt made as a gift for Jack and Joyce Davidson's 50th-anniversary celebration and an early-day quilt made by Home Demonstration Club members. Several PieceMakers Club members brought family heirloom quilts as well as modern-day quilts they had pieced themselves.

Betty Watson, the owner of The Quilt Corner in Sulphur Springs, displayed several quilted tabletop decorations she sells in her shop. Janice Waters, of Bella Vista, provided sewing notions and additional tabletop decorations with a needlework theme.

Community on 11/08/2017

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