County Museum announce winners of Midwest Quilt Show

The Vermilion County Museum Society, 116 N. Gilbert Street, Danville, IL, 61832, is pleased to announce the winners of the 36th Annual Midwest Heritage Quilt Show.

This year’s show received 62 entries. E & B Gifts & Awards is donating ribbons for the winners and participants.

This year’s quilt show has two Best of Show winners:  Becky Billman, Toco Toucan, WallHangings and Janet S. Bray, Heritage Quilt, Wall Hangings.

First Place winners are: Sue Barr, Civil War, Appliqué/Pieced; Becky Billman, Toco Toucan, Wall Hangings;  Janet S. Bray, Heritage Quilt, Wall Hangings; Debbie Derr/Weaver, Flower Mania,  Novelties;  Debbie Derr/Weaver, Icelandic Aurora, Miniature; Virginia Erickson, Prayer Garden,  Embroidered;  Michelle Heavilin, Frozen, Unquilted Tops; Michelle Heavilin, Stained Glass, Unquilted Tops; Ila Hillard, Beach Bums, Wall Hangings; Ila Hillard, Sweet Dreams Keeley, Baby; Linda Ingram, Blueberry Hill,  Appliqué/Pieced; Ellen Monson, Kaleidogoose, Miniature; Winifred Reid, Spicy Spiral Table Runner, Household; Joyce Wallace, Variation of Exploding Pineapple, Lap Quilts; and Sharon Wright, Spinning Spools, Pieced – 1950 to Present.

Second Place winners are:  Mary DeRay, Autumn’s Paintbrush, Wall Hangings; Mary DeRay, Fun Quilt for Baby, Baby; Janice Elwell, Crazy Hearts, Embroidered; Sue Garrison, His Favorite, Appliqué/Pieced; Gary Jaeger, Log Cabin & Hearts, Appliqué/Pieced; Ellen Monson, The Golden Door,  Lap Quilts; Winifred Reid, Danville Wall Art, Wall Hangings;  Rebecca S. Schlecht, Weekend Tote Bag, Clothing/Purses; Ruth Shelley, Bamboo Wall Hanging, Wall Hangings; Becky Siddens, Rhapsody and Beautiful Blocks & Borders, Wall Hangings; Mohan Tracy, Twin, Pillows; and Kathy Van Camp, Retreat, Retreat, Child.

Third Place winners are:  Donna Gash, Checkerboard, Pieced – 1950 to Present; Linda Ingram, Seasons Greetings, Wall Hangings; Bonnie Johnson, Rhapsody/Beautiful Blocks & Borders, Wall Hangings; Benita Runion, Dutch Pinwheel, Pieced – 1950 to Present; Becky Siddens, Made in America, Wall Hangings; and Mohan Tracy, Hands of Friendship, Novelties.

Honorable Mention winners are: Wayne Able, Wine Cork, Pieced – 1950 to Present;  Janice Elwell, Crazy Christmas,  Embroidered; Donna Gash, Four Patches & Posies, Miniature; Anita Ingram, Road to Heaven,  Household; Cindy Jaeger, Twitters, Child; Donica Miller, Bee Happy, Lap Quilts; Donica Miller, Sunny Garden, Lap Quilts; Mark Schlecht, Giraffe, Child; St. James United Methodist Church, Whole Cloth Quilt, Kit; Marianne Venute, I Spy the Cat, Child; Joyce Wallace, Christmas Crazy-ness, Embroidered; Anna Zimmerman, Baby Roses,  Pieced – 1950 to Present; and Anna Zimmerman, A Whole New Dog, Wall Hangings.

The quilts will be on display at the Museum from July 5th through July 31st during regular hours of Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Regular door fees for the quilt show are:

Adults - $3; teens 13-17 years $1; children 12 years and under are free.

For more information, contact Museum personnel at 217-442-2922, or visit the website at


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